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What is Hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence is an IT framework that combines storage, computing, and networking into a single system that can reduce data center complexity and increase scalability. A hyperconverged platform includes a hypervisor for virtualized computing, software-defined storage, and network virtualization.


Hyperconvergence Definition

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.


How Does Hyperconvergence Work?

With hyperconvergence, all critical data center functions run on a tightly integrated software layer rather than on purpose-built 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.

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