Creating the Data Center of the Future with Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Most IT professionals today recognize that enterprise IT will be hybrid in the future. To provide the optimal foundation for each workload being deployed, the hybrid IT environment will include cloud-based infrastructures—from multiple providers—co-existing alongside infrastructure within the enterprise data center or a hosted environment. Regardless of infrastructure model, the IT organization will expect cloud-like benefits; for example, pay-as-you-go capacity, the ability to scale as needed, and self-service capabilities. While such benefits are inherent in the hosted
cloud, they are new to the on-premises data center. To meet enterprise expectations, IT vendors are introducing solutions that tightly integrate compute, storage, networking, and services, often on purpose-built hardware. These “hyperconverged” solutions also typically overlay management and orchestration platforms that help to integrate various infrastructures, and create a seamless hybrid experience.