WHAT IS HYPERCONVERGENCE?
Hyperconvergence is a computing infrastructure for virtual workloads. Specifically, it’s one that seamlessly combines all of the IT components and services below the hypervisor into an x86 building block. Hyperconvergence means there are no silos of independent IT components. And, there’s no need to manage discrete devices or have specialized training in component-level technology, such as storage area networks (SANs). Hyperconvergence greatly simplifies IT infrastructure, which makes operations more efficient. It improves the speed and agility of deploying resources for virtual workloads. And, importantly, hyperconvergence significantly reduces costs.
Ease of Scale
True hyperconvergence solutions easily scale to meet changing business demands by adding x86 building blocks. Augmenting SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure with additional nodes, as needed, enables on-demand expansion of resources.
Single Shared Pool of x86 Resources
Combining all IT infrastructure and services below the hypervisor into a single shared pool of x86 resources eliminates the need for discrete IT components. It creates an environment that’s optimized for virtualized applications. And, it creates an environment that reduces costs to enable cloud-level economics. There’s no need to manage multiple policy engines through multiple component interfaces. SimpliVity assimilates eight to 12 data center components in an x86 building block.
Native data protection
Hyperconvergence of all IT components and services below the hypervisor includes data protection. VM-level backup and replication of backup data between sites eliminate the need for third-party backup and replication software and hardware, and backup specialists. SimpliVity includes native full backup/recovery of VMs and replication of backups between hyperconverged infrastructure nodes within the SimpliVity federation to improve RPOs and RTOs.