After years of deploying discrete server and storage hardware stitched together by a data center network, a move back to consolidated systems, the largest of which bear a striking resemblance to the mainframes of old, might be perplexing. However, as the size and scale of modern data centers has exploded, IT organizations have become overwhelmed with the complexities of system integration, software configuration and multi-vendor support.
In response, CI and HCI platforms harken back to a simpler time in IT in which compute, storage and edge networking were combined in all-in-one designs. As packaged products, the new generation of CI and HCI have several significant advantages:
Additional Benefits of Converged (CI) and Hyperconverged (HCI) Platforms Resources