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25+ Top Hyperconverged Infrastructure Resources

By Rebeca Kinslow

Welcome to the (hyperconverged) promised land. Here you’ll find the best resources, training materials, and community conversations on hyperconvergence that you could possibly dream of. 

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Resource Reading Guide

Definitive Guide to HCI

This all-encompassing eBook gives an overview of the Nutanix hyperconverged solution and walks through how different features and functionality provide a fast, highly scalable, and efficient datacenter solution for enterprises of all sizes.

Next-Generation Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Dummies

How much has hyperconverged infrastructure changed since its inception, and how does it work in today’s private clouds? Read to learn more about how HCI has evolved from a nice technology to a cornerstone in the datacenter and in the cloud. 

How we got to Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Let’s take a look at a brief timeline of IT and hyperconvergence before we dive deep into its history.

Top 20 Hyperconvergence Questions Answered

This resource is our compilation of the 20 most frequently asked questions that will clear up everything from the definition of hyperconverged infrastructure, to what the cloud has to do with HCI and the datacenter, what the market acceptance rate is for HCI, and more.

The Business Case for Hyperconvergence 

In this eBook you’ll find out how HCI can help you outpace competitors, how a hyperconverged foundation is your key to adopting hybrid cloud, the best way to select an HCI platform to meet your business goals, and more.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

This Gartner report gives you a trusted industry perspective on the hyperconverged landscape as it is today, considerations for implementing HCI, and the top factors to weigh out 12 hyperconvergence vendors.

5 Problems Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solves 

This blog covers the top 5 pain-points you can bid farewell to should you take the leap to HCI. First up? Costly and complex VDI deployment. 

7 Critical Differences between Converged and Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Read why adding "hyper" to convergence allows IT organizations to lower costs and increase performance using intelligent software and standard hardware.

The Perils of 3 (or more)- Tier Infrastructure

Once upon a time, a long time ago (in 1999), 3-tier infrastructure was the go to for the needs of applications…from 1999. But why shouldn’t you stay in the comfort zone of your 3-tier world? What are the dangers?

Hyperconvergence Watch-Party (Webinars)

New to hyperconvergence? Consider starting with these webinars: 

MegaCast- Converged, Hyperconverged, & Composable Infrastructure

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Webcast with ActualTech

Already feel like an HCI expert? We’ve got webinars for you too!

Building Cloud-like Datacenters with Hyperconverged Infrastructure

2019 CIO Virtual Event: The Evolution of Digital Transformation Through Datacenter Modernization 

Looking for something industry specific? We thought of that too. Check out these webinars: 

The Role of Hyperconvergence in Retail Environments 

Financial Services Tech Innovation

Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain (Manufacturing) 

Transform Healthcare IT with Enterprise Cloud

Hyperconvergence Trainings & Certifications

Nutanix University

Nutanix University was made to help you grow your knowledge and your professional value. Industry-recognized certification programs allow you to validate your skills. Here’s a sneak preview of some of our most-loved trainings:

Enterprise Cloud Solutions: Learn about how AOS, AHV, and Prism work together to form the Nutanix HCI solution. 

Enterprise Cloud Administration: Covers many of the tasks Nutanix administrators perform through the use of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and command-line interfaces (CLIs).

Enterprise Cloud Solution Design Boot Camp: Prepares you to design Nutanix Enterprise Cloud solutions that deliver real business value. 

For more training offerings, see the full course catalog. And, don’t forget to stop by the Nutanix U YouTube channel for HCI-focused certification preparation, Tech TopX, Beers with Engineers, and Nutanix Bible videos. 

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Community

Hyperconverged.org

Hyperconverged.org is a project founded by the technical experts at ActualTech Media. On it, IT pros and decision makers can find: 

  • Technical pros and cons of hyperconverged infrastructure 
  • Decision-making and evaluation criteria 
  • Research and analysis on the marketplace of HCI offerings 

Hot Guide: One of the most-loved resources on hyperconverged.org is The Gorilla Guide to Modern Enterprise Infrastructure. Consider it your blueprint for an infrastructure that works for you, instead of you working for it.

NEXT Online Community

This is the perfect place to connect with peers and ask the specific HCI questions you have to get into the nitty gritty of the technology. In the NEXT online community, some of the HCI resources you will find are the community podcast, and community blog. 

Community Podcast

The Nutanix Community Podcast is a weekly podcast. It is an informal and technical look at topics around Nutanix, Cloud and the online IT community. It will serve as a campfire and coffee shop for the extended Nutanix community.

Subscribe now on Apple, Google or Spotify.

Community Blog 

Find the latest HCI how to’s, top HCI news, and hear from Nutanix experts on HCI. Past questions and conversations have included: 

Hyperconvergence Case Studies

Choice International

One of the earliest adopters of HCI in India, Choice International continues to meet escalating customer demand with Nutanix Enterprise.

M1

As a part of the service industry, M1 saw immediate improvements in productivity of between 20 to 30 percent, and cost savings between 10 to 15 percent. 

Dossen

China’s leading hotel chain prioritized digitalization to stay agile in the market and deliver new customer experiences.

Still looking for more hyperconvergence? 

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