What is Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Solutions ?

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions offer businesses the ability to virtualize storage, servers, and their connecting networks. Unlike converged infrastructure, hyperconverged infrastructure leans into software definition as opposed to hardware definition, enabling higher overall flexibility and better expense management over infrastructure use.

With HCI, businesses have greater capability to scale according to usage needs, and resources can be allotted more efficiently between virtualized functions. Hyperconverged infrastructure facilitates more efficient databases, virtual computing like VDI, storage management, and more. Administration of HCI usually resides with data center teams, e.g., server admins or data center admins.

To qualify for inclusion in the Hyperconverged Infrastructure category, a product must:
  • Virtualize storage, servers, and their connecting networks
  • Scale virtualized infrastructure to meet operating requirements
  • Offer backup or recovery options for virtualized data
  • Integrate with other infrastructure hardware and software