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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Data Centers: Demystifying HCI by Sam Halabi

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Part III. Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Chapter 6 Converged Infrastructure

Chapter 7 HCI Functionality

Chapter 8 HCI Business Benefits and Use Cases

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) promises to revolutionize the data center design from both a hardware and software standpoint. HCI software will complement the advances seen in server virtualization with software-defined storage (SDS) and software-defined networking (SDN). HCI hardware will collapse the layers of compute, storage, and networking into hardware integrated systems that offer single vendor solutions compared to the traditional multi vendor silo designs.

On the path to hyperconvergence, however, you started with converged infrastructure (CI), which put the data center on the track ...

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