DELL EMC Glossary

Hyper-converged Infrastructure

Hyper-converged Infrastructure tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization technologies in a x86 server-based rack system or appliance allowing the component resources to be managed as a single system.

Who uses Hyper-converged Infrastructure and why?

Hyper-converged infrastructure is used in enterprise data centers, small and medium business, and remote and branch offices to quickly extend a virtual environment, simplify operations and support any new and growing workload requirement. HCI systems provide scale out solutions with predictable results and operational costs.

How Hyper-converged Infrastructure works

Hyper-converged infrastructure integrates compute and storage elements with virtualization software onto x86 servers. Resources are abstracted from underlying hardware and managed at the VM level.

Benefits of Hyper-converged Infrastructure

Hyper-converged infrastructure allows organizations to:

• Simplify IT operations

• Scale easily and incrementally

• Increase service agility

• Optimize TCO

• Support both traditional and cloud-native workloads

• Increase focus on business outcomes