HCI Realities eBook
Learn the differences between Three-tier architectures, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), and Ultraconverged Infrastructure (UCI) with eBook, "HCI Realities".
Our eBooks are ideal if you don't have time to sit down and read a complete whitepaper. Each chapter takes an in-depth dive on an aspect of Hyperconverged Infrastructure. Every two weeks, we will send you a new chapter in the series.
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HCI Realities Chapter Overview
Chapter 1: The Problems With Hyperconverged Infrastructure
In this chapter, we look at how legacy HCI packages the three data center tiers. Is it really a converged infrastructure, or is it a bundling of three infrastructures? If it is a unified infrastructure, then it should simplify IT and lower costs. If it is a bundle, then it may make ordering easier, but it doesn't really help IT simplify operations, and it may actually increase costs.
Chapter 2: Is HCI Really HCI, or is it Software Defined Storage?
In this chapter, we take a hard look at HCI. Was it really something new, or was the innovation merely storage vendors coaxing their software to run as a virtual machine within the hypervisor? We'll also explore the ramifications of that decision.
Chapter 3: Is HCI Really Scalable?
In chapter 3, we look at the scalability issues surrounding HCI. While most HCI vendors claim they can scale out, we ask if scale-out is enough. Creating a single infrastructure that can scale small for Edge Computing, medium for server rooms, and large for enterprises requires more than just scale-out. A modern infrastructure needs to scale small, large, and vertical.
Chapter 4: Is HCI able to Consolidate Workloads?
In this chapter, we examine if HCI can offer complete workload consolidation. Can the HCI solution support the wide variety of workloads that most data centers have today, or will they continue to need three-tier infrastructure for some workloads and separate HCI clusters for others? A modern infrastructure must be able to provide IT a means to deliver workload-performance integrity.