A Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) uses industry-standard servers with local-attached drives to create a highly available and highly scalable software-defined storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional Storage Area Network (SAN) or Network Attached Storage (NAS) arrays. A converged or hyper-converged architecture radically simplifies procurement and deployment.
A Hyper Converged Infrastructure offers unrivaled efficiency and performance thanks to caching and storage tiers, along with the latest hardware innovation like Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networking and Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) drives. With a Hyper Converged Infrastructure, organizations can:
This type of infrastructure also offers simplicity, high availability, resource efficiency, manageability, scalability, agility, automation, data protection, flexible deployment and Web scale.