Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a type of technology that integrates several datacenter components into a single solution. These components include compute, storage, and network, with most leading HCI providers also including virtualization. HCI delivers a number of benefits over traditional datacenter architecture, including improved scalability, simplified management, and lower total cost of ownership. HCI is ideal for companies looking to stay agile in today’s cloud-first environment – particularly those with remote workers.
Because it is software-defined, HCI solutions are typically more cost-effective than traditional datacenter infrastructure reducing a company’s overall Capex and Opex and providing organizations with a way to modernize their datacenters and improve their overall efficiency.
But, all in all, think of HCI as this. You have your burger meat, cheese, lettuce, and buns – separately they’re good, but when you put them all together you get a delicious burger that’s quick and easy to eat and is also satisfying. That’s HCI in a nutshell – several good components working together to create an even greater solution.
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