2020-08-11T08:14:00Z

What are the key differences between converged and hyper-converged solutions?

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2020-08-12T15:25:44Z
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2021-12-14T17:02:19Z
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@Steffen Hornung Note that in the above document, Nutanix claims a limit of 16 nodes supported under AWS.  Supported node scalability is determined by what the vendor or the underlying software maintains as limits. For example, as you note above, VMWare does not support a VSAN cluster greater than 64 nodes.  HPE's SImplivity, Dell's VxRail (Based on VMWare) and Cisco's Hyperflex all have 32 node limitations.  
As for Enterprise class applications beyond 62TB I see major Epic installations at large, integrated Health Care Organizations and SAP Hana for Major Retailers with Global Supply Chains.  That said - under the pre-COVID cost curve, creating compartmentalized applications that are regional in nature with DR/BC sites makes a lot of sense.  We just saw Ransomware attacks against cloud based Kronos Payroll Systems, killing them just prior to the Christmas Holidays, throwing customers a headache in their operational models at a time when they already had enough issues to deal with - and did not need to face another major Cyber threat.
From a strategic perspective of application design, it makes sense to compartmentalize.  The notion of running your entire business on a single HCI infrastructure is not a best practice and should not be encouraged for the reasons articulated above.  Lose the King, lose the game.  Best to have a lot of pawns as we deal with the current hybrid cloud and cyber space.

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