A hyperconvergence infrastructure or a converged architecture, as it is also known, consists of managing a computational structure composed of servers, storage, network and a set of software to manage all assets.

Usually applied in a datacenter structure, hyperconvergence has gained strength in recent years due to the change in the way companies started to manage their IT infrastructure, they stopped making investments in the acquisition of hardware and software and adopted a flexible self-service model through of resources on demand.

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Objectives and benefits of hyperconvergence

The main objective of hyperconvergence is to reduce the complexity in managing the entire IT infrastructure. Since we have several technology assets that practically have their management carried out independently, the risk of incompatibility between the equipment is considered high.

Converged infrastructure groups hardware components together with management software to orchestrate and provision resources as a single integrated system. The advantage of hyperconvergence consists precisely in the ease of deployment of IT infrastructure for companies that develop cloud-native solutions or host their computational architecture through cloud computing.

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The difference between hyperconvergence and traditional data center architecture

The traditional architecture used in a data center requires application servers, backup devices, network cards and file storage systems to be configured and linked individually.

It is quite common, for example, for each component to be managed separately by a dedicated IT team. With this format of computational infrastructure, we have companies managing petabytes of data in different applications and with great challenges in managing and rationalizing costs and even performing cycles of updating all equipment.

In contrast, converged infrastructure offers products and support where all assets are managed on a unified hardware device, helping to reduce associated costs such as cooling and power.

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Converged infrastructure associated with cloud computing

The converged architecture is based on a modular design that introduces features such as mixed capability. Each added module provides a predictable unit of computation, memory, or storage. Compounding resource consumption enables companies to quickly scale computing infrastructure to support cloud computing and technology management across the organization.

Converged infrastructure applied to the cloud allows users to independently adjust the individual components that make up the architecture. This flexibility allows for improved management over other IT architectures. Cloud fabric management takes place through a single point of contact for troubleshooting, maintenance and service.

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Hyperconvergence offers additional functionality to cloud computing and disaster recovery. Administrators can efficiently manage physical and virtual infrastructures, on-premises or in the cloud, using a single management pane.

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