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Hyper-Converged (HCI) Questions
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jan 14 2022

Hi dear community members,

What top trends do you predict about HCI for 2022 and possibly beyond?

Alex VertlibHCI is finally ready for the prime time for the regulated enterprise. There… more »
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User at Lennox International
Hello, My environment is as follows: APP server Web servers SQL servers File servers We have 25 servers and 100 users.  Use case: Production and Distribution Which Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), in your opinion, is the best and the most suitable (for my environment) for a disas...
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Steffen HornungSo you have 25 physical servers you want to virtualize, or are there 25 VMs… more »
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PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Dec 14 2021

Hi community,

How does hyper-converged differ from converged? Is one better than the other? 

When would one choose converged, rather than hyper-converged? Are there pros and cons to each type of solution?

Dan ReynoldsHyper-converged is typically an "all in one box/rack" solution. It consists of… more »
PierreChapusHyperconverged is a system cluster of at minimum 3 nodes. The system mirrors… more »
BobWhitcombeThe key differences are scale, complexity and ease of use/management… more »
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PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi community members,

What are some important factors to keep in mind and to compare when choosing between HCI solutions? 

ShivendraJha1. Support 2. Migration or Conversion process from existing solution 3. Cost… more »
Gaurav VyasAvailability, support, cost, compatibility and scalability, cloud readiness.
Michael SamaniegoThere are several solutions that claim to be HCI in the market, however the best… more »
7 Answers
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 26 2021

From my own research, it seems that Converged Infrastructure relies on hardware, whereas Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is software-based. What does this mean in practical terms? What are the pros and cons of each?

DavidRoyThe more we try to define these items, the more variability to these definitions… more »
Dan ReynoldsWell 99% of those terms are marketing. Typically when a vendor asks - are you… more »
Norman AllenA Converged Infrastructure has more hardware.  Compute is on one set of… more »
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PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 06 2021

Hi community, 

What are key factors that businesses should take into consideration when choosing between traditional SAN and hyper-converged solutions?

Tim WilliamsWhether to go 3 Tier (aka SAN) or HCI boils down to asking yourself what matters… more »
Fernando SaladoWell, there are many things to consider, but I will start with scalability… more »
Bart HeungensAll depends of how you understand and use HCI: If you see HCI as an integrated… more »
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Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 31 2021

We all know that it's important to conduct a trial and/or proof-of-concept as part of the buying process. 

Do you have any advice for the community about the best way to conduct a trial or POC? How do you conduct a trial effectively? 

Are there any mistakes to avoid?

Manish BhatiaI would say, gather and understand the requirements, share and check with… more »
Bob WhitcombeSelecting an HCI path is pretty straightforward and it goes through the cloud… more »
reviewer357684Hi, When evaluating HCI, it is absolutely essential to run a trial/POC to… more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 02 2021

There are a lot of vendors offering HCI solutions. What is the #1 most important criteria to look for when evaluating solutions?

Help your peers cut through the vendor hype and make the best decision.

Bharat BediWhile there is a long list features/functions that we can look at for HCI -> In… more »
SamuelMcKoyIn my opinion, the most important criteria when assessing HCI solutions other… more »
Bart HeungensFor me an HCI solution should provide me: - ease of management, 1 console does… more »
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