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Hyper-converged infrastructure explained

May 30, 2019 / Stephen J. Bigelow

HCI breaks down traditional IT silos by bundling compute, storage, networking and virtualization, which helps to streamline resource provisioning and management. Hyper-converged infrastructure is explained as a system that incorporates compute, storage, networking and virtualization technology, but there's more to it than that. Server virtualization fundamentally changed the way IT administrators provisioned and managed compute resources in the enterprise. But virtualization technology didn't stop at the server. As of 2019, virtualization technologies have also embraced storage and networking, enabling extensive software-layer control that can centralize workload resources and management. This confluence of compute, storage and network virtualization spawned HCI.