Both Converged Infrastructure (CI) and Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), combine workloads, streamline processes, and improve your UK business’ productivity and efficiency. They converge the increased storage and processes associated with virtualized workloads for better compatibility, simplified deployments, and lower costs.
CI is a hardware-based approach to data centre management. Using building blocks, it improves compatibility between storage systems, servers, and network devices and combines storage and compute into a small but mighty single physical appliance. This is not only simpler to manage, but is significantly cheaper, both during deployment and maintenance: by reducing the number of physical components, CI reduces the associated costs of these, such as floor space, cabling, and energy. What’s more, CI is more agile, scalable, and efficient than non-converged architecture.
Meanwhile, HCI is a software-based approach where deployment is based on commodity components. Instead of the discrete building blocks we see in CI, HCI is software-defined with indivisible integrated technology. As the name suggests, HCI is the next generation of converged infrastructure, offering better value, productivity, scalability, and efficiency. With the management centralized and handled in apps and virtual machines, HCI can centrally manage all virtual environments globally with just a single interface.
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If you’re considering CI or HCI for your London company infrastructure, or struggling to choose between the two, get in touch with the team at Proxar IT Consulting today to see how we can help your business.