What Is Hyperconverged Infrastructure?
The growing demands of enterprise applications and the fast pace of modern business threaten to put legacy IT design — with separate storage, storage networks and servers — at risk of failure. The silos created by traditional datacenter infrastructure often present barriers to change and progress, adding complexity to every step from ordering to deployment to management.
Hyperconverged infrastructure streamlines the deployment, management and scaling of datacenter resources by combining x86-based server and storage resources with intelligent software in a turnkey software-defined solution. Separate servers, storage networks and storage arrays can be replaced with a single hyperconverged infrastructure solution to create an agile datacenter that easily scales with your business.
Nearly all modern hyperconverged infrastructure solutions are 100% software-defined, with no dependency on proprietary hardware. Each HCI node in a cluster runs a hypervisor (Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi, or Microsoft Hyper-V), and the HCI control features run as a separate virtual machine on every node, forming a fully distributed fabric that can scale resources with the addition of new nodes.
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Given the flexibility and simplicity that hyperconvergence brings to the datacenter, it should not be viewed as the end point objective, but as a foundation for building an Enterprise Cloud. Similar to public cloud services, hyperconverged infrastructure solutions enable IT teams to start small and scale incrementally to precisely meet application demands. With an Enterprise Cloud, IT teams gain the security and control they need to manage their infrastructure with confidence.
Pioneering the Enterprise Cloud
Nutanix pioneered hyperconverged infrastructure, and continues to evolve the hyperconverged platform. We are helping to define the new era with an Enterprise Cloud that bridges the wide gap between traditional infrastructure and public cloud services. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud unifies your private and public clouds, and simplifies the management of multi-cloud deployments with one OS, one clickTM.