Eight Key Attributes That Identify a Truly Hyperconverged IT System

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2015-03-13

If data center managers and administrators could eliminate the rigidity of server, storage and network switching silos, and the operational headaches that accompany them, how much more effective could they be with their time on a day-to-day basis? What if they had ease of scale and could move at startup speed on any workload? Finally, what if the system drove so much data efficiency that no one would believe the performance rates and capacity savings they were achieving? These are only a few of the promises that hyperconvergence in the data center bring. For the record, hyperconvergence is infrastructure with a software-centric architecture. It tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources plus other technologies in a commodity hardware box supported by a single vendor. But with so many vendors using the term, how does one know what is true hyperconvergence? In this slide show, based on eWEEK reporting and industry information from Jesse St. Laurent, vice president of product strategy at SimpliVity, we offer a checklist of key attributes.


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