On the surface, Hyperconverged Infrastructure is one of the fastest growing methods of data control and management in the data center. Here, we take a deep dive past its promises, and into how it works, so you can understand it, and maximise its uses.

Anyone who has anything to do with IT has heard of Hyperconverged Infrastructure or HCI. As far as infrastructure systems go this technology is driving customer delight and is changing the way customers architect and buy their infrastructure.

Nutanix, for example, had early successes that were around VDI deployments, but they quickly changed their overall strategy from desktop virtualization to enterprise workloads, and then to building for the Cloud.

VMware offers SDS services through the Virtual SAN (VSAN) product. When combined with virtualized compute and the VMware NSX, it becomes a complete software-defined player. The drawback of this solution, however, is that running bare metal workloads is simply not possible.

While architectures may defer, the fundamentals remain the same. To understand this, let’s take a step, or maybe several steps back into the past.

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Kashish Karnick
Product Manager Storage and Software Defined, Lenovo Asia Pacific

New technologies creep up everyday, creating opportunities for new innovative solutions that can truly add value. But the complexity of technology is a road block to this value, and Kashish loves being able to simplify this – everyday.