Hyperconvergence is an IT framework that combines storage, computing, and networking into a single system that can reduce data center complexity and increase scability. A hyperconverged platform includes a hypervisor for virtualized computing, software-defined storage, and network virtualization.
Hyperconvergence is a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, and virtualization resources in a single system, delivered either in an x86-based appliance or as software that can be installed on existing hardware.
With hyperconvergence, all critical data center functions run on a tightly integrated software layer rather than on purpose-build hardware. Hyperconverged platforms consist of three software components: compute virtualization, storage virtualization, and management. The virtualization software abstracts and pools the underlying resources, then dynamically allocates them to applications running in VMs or containers.