Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
What is the difference between converged and hyper-converged infrastructure?
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?
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?
Oh, you cant get rid of hardware in any way. (damn you Apple for auto-correcting english back to german).
But it is true that hci is a software defined approach which has the advantage of delivering new features without new hardware.
Another thing that destinguishes hyperconerged solutions from converged ones is the scale-out nature: simply add more nodes to the system to support new workloads without losing performance because you add all types at once (compute, storage and networking).
Comparing the Dell FX2, Dell VRTX, Cisco UCS, Cisco HyperFlex, HPE Synergy; which one would have a clear edge over the others? Given the fact the each one would have a specific use case but for general purpose VMWare based (Windows and RHEL) workload utilizing EMC XtremeIO and Isilon, which one of these would be the best pick in today's time?
Unified Communications Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 30, 2017
Based on the options, i would actually go with HP Simplivity. The Simplivity lines allows for a complete hyperconverged box, with a minimal footprint. Though they claim to be a one stop shop, i would consider having a file level backup for day to day restore and recover points. Simplivity is also very scalable for growing offices.