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.
HCI transforms the traditional IT operational model with simple, unified management of resources. This results in:
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.
HCI is well-suited to a wide range of use cases, from business‐critical applications (BCAs) and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to disaster recovery and more. See how VMware-powered HCI delivers simplicity, cost savings, and scalability for our customers.
“We’re using vSAN for hyperconverged infrastructure 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
“Overall, we’re extremely satisfied with the performance, high availability, manageability and scalability of our new hyper- converged infrastructure, thanks to the Fujitsu Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN.”
- Karsten Ehrlich, Division Leader of IT, Harro Höfliger
“Without VMware, I don't think that we would have the up time or the reliability to be able to perform what we do at 40,000 feet on a global scale and do what we do best, save patient lives.”
- Paul Green, CIO, Angel MedFlight
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