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hyper-converged software

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Hyper-converged software is a type of virtualization platform that turns a commodity server into a hyper-converged appliance that includes compute, storage and server virtualization in one box. Continued…

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“Hyper-converged infrastructure software offers many of the same advantages of traditional hyper-converged systems, while greatly loosening the restrictions on hardware.” – Brien Posey

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Hyper-converged software: Eight things you need to know
Using hyper-converged software as the basis of a DIY HCI platform can bring great benefits to the right kind of IT operation. But before choosing to go down the self-built HCI path, you need to consider costs, support, and development and implementation times.

Hyper-converged infrastructure software aids IT flexibility
If you are worried about having to scale all components in your organization’s HCI platform at the same time, hyper-converged infrastructure software might be the solution. Installing software on existing hardware can mean you can scale storage independent of compute.

Hypervisor software and your hyper-converged infrastructure
The hypervisor software in your organization’s HCI system may not get as much attention as storage or compute, but it is just as important.

Seven hyper-converged software options for DIY HCI
Which hyper-converged software options are available to shops that already have hardware in place? Offerings from Atlantis, Maxta and VMware top the list.

HCI software platforms come with challenges, benefits
Fears of vendor lock-in prompt IT to evaluate HCI software-only options to offer greater flexibility, despite possible hardware compatibility concerns.

Trending Terms
server virtualization
storage provisioning
thin provisioning
hyper-converged appliance
data deduplication
replication

Quiz Yourself
_________ of the cost, we should seriously think about moving to a converged infrastructure.
A. Irregardless
B. Regardless
Answer

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