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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Data Centers: Demystifying HCI by Sam Halabi

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Introduction

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is the integration of different technologies such as compute, storage and storage networking, virtualization, data networking, and automation, all under the umbrella of software-defined storage (SDS) and software-defined networking (SDN). Legacy data centers are normally built by system administrators, networking engineers, storage administrators, software virtualization engineers, and network management engineers, all working within their own area of expertise. This creates different silo groups within the same IT organization trying to optimize their own set of tasks without much visibility into the other groups. In essence, the IT professionals are segmented and find pride in being the experts ...

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