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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Data Centers: Demystifying HCI by Sam Halabi

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Part II. Evolution in Host Hardware and Software

Chapter 3 Host Hardware Evolution

Chapter 4 Server Virtualization

Chapter 5 Software-Defined Storage

Part II shifts the focus to the evolution of hardware and software inside the host itself. Most of the hardware and software principles discussed will be used in hyperconverged systems. However, many of these principles will be used to enhance the traditional storage array networks as well. Hyperconvergence does not mean that traditional storage will disappear; you will continue to see enhancements in all areas.

Chapter 3 discusses the evolution of host hardware such as enhancements in compute power and how central processing units (CPUs) are allocated to virtual machines. It also covers the high-speed ...

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