HyperConvergence | HyperConvergence Evolution
HyperConvergence is an evolution of converged infrastructure. However, with a converged infrastructure, all resources are bundled together, but can be separated. HyperConvergence still bundles all storage, networking, software and server components, but they can’t be separated.
The hypervisor also plays a bigger role. All major data center functions run on the hypervisor as software. This makes HyperConvergence even more efficient at reducing data center complexity while boosting scalability.
A Single Solution
Thanks to HyperConvergence, a new form of infrastructure is possible. Complex storage arrays, multiple servers and complicated networks are replaceable with a single solution. The new hyperconverged infrastructure is easier to manage and easier to scale.
This single solution is typically made up of two main components:
The beauty of HyperConvergence is most solutions are completely software-defined and aren’t dependent on proprietary software. Every node in a cluster is designed to run a hypervisor and the infrastructure controls are run as separate virtual machines. All it takes to scale a business’s resources is to add a new node.
The most commonly used hypervisors include: