Hyper Converged Infrastructure
HCI is a software centric architecture that integrates computing, storage, networking and virtualization resources in a commodity hardware box that is supported by a single vendor and managed through a single easy to use but scalable software application. As a result organizations can easily manage complex infrastructure. HCI is emerging as a technology that can be deployed in organizations of all sizes.
Ensuring adequate storage is a perpetual challenge for all IT managers. Your network and compute elements can last for several years, but not storage capacity. The amount of data being generated by business is increasing exponentially resulting in more storage capacity having to be added very frequently.
Storage virtualization is the route that several organizations are adopting to optimize storage utilization, while at the same time building in ease of management and flexibility and agility to expand without compromising on ease of usage.
Some of the benefits of storage virtualization are
- Higher availability
- Easy update and expansion, reduced downtime
- Easy backup, restore and DR