Combine storage, compute, and networking into a single system with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). This simplified solution uses software and x86 servers to replace expensive, purpose-built hardware. With hyperconverged infrastructure, you’ll decrease data center complexity and increase scalability.
Traditional three-tier architecture is expensive to build, complex to operate, and difficult to scale. Don't wait for IT infrastructure to support your application demands. Adopt HCI without losing control, increasing costs, or compromising security.
Hyperconverged and converged IT infrastructures both integrate the four components of a data center. While hyperconverged systems accomplish this through software, making it hardware-agnostic, converged solutions rely on hardware. A converged infrastructure data center uses many of the same products as traditional IT, just with a simplified architecture and easier management.
Eliminate manual processes and the need for siloed operational expertise on your team. Now, a single, converged IT team can monitor and manage compute and storage resources, freeing up precious staff time.
Reduce your CAPEX by using a scale-up/scale-out architecture that requires only industry-standard x86 servers, not expensive, purpose-built networking. Then simply add capacity as needed with no disruptions.
Be more responsive to rapidly changing business needs. Set up hardware in a few hours; spin up workloads in minutes. Accelerate the performance of business-critical applications like relational databases.
When you eliminate traditional IT silos and manage everything from a single tool, the result is lower OPEX and CAPEX associated with running your IT infrastructure. And with hyperconverged infrastructure, you don’t have to sacrifice security, flexibility, or scalability. Learn why VMware hyperconverged infrastructure has the most HCI customers in production worldwide in this infographic.
To deliver most value and ultimately a path to the complete software‐defined data center (SDDC), a hyperconverged infrastructure solution shouldn’t be tied to a specific hardware platform. VMware HCI allows you the maximum choice and flexibility, with the freedom to choose your preferred platform, fully integrate with your existing infrastructure, and protect and optimize existing investments.
Data center scaling can be a costly, complicated process. VMware hyperconverged infrastructure is designed for simplicity and scalability so that you can be more responsive to rapidly changing business needs. Only VMware has the complete set of offerings for a fully software-defined data center in production today. This means the agility to deploy applications, standardize IT across environments, and future-proof your IT for public clouds.
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure
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See why VMware is once again positioned as a Leader in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
“Using vSAN for hyperconverged infrastructure really has made an improvement. We’re using vSAN because of its reliability; it’s stable and lives depend on it. VMware systems are designed to just keep running…it’s an unstoppable system.”
– Tom Lynott, Director of Software Architecture
“The big benefit of [VMware HCI] is being able to just on-the-fly pick up any amount of hardware, any type of server system that we would need, and put them into production without having to worry about high licensing costs.”
– Mark Fournier, Systems Architect
“There is a certainty, an assurance that everything works. Also, we feel we’re at the forefront of technology. There are additional features coming online every month.”
– Sam Akroyd, Technical Services Manager
Ready to get started on the simplest path toward hyperconverged infrastructure and hybrid cloud? Start by evaluating the readiness of your current environment for HCI with a free, online assessment.
VMware HCI Assessment
VMware received the highest score in the strategy category and is named a Leader by Forrester Research.
Find out why almost two-thirds of organizations who adopt HCI have adopted VMware vSAN, according to 451 Research.
Check out the infographic to see why more organizations are making the switch to address today’s IT challenges.