HCI Architecture Poised for Disruption?
If you take a look at the typical architecture of a Hyperconverged Infrastructure offering in broad terms, a picture speaks a thousand words.
The hypervisor/Host is a glue connecting the Compute with the Storage. If horizontal scaling is the name of the game then HCI solves this by isolating the storage network from the compute network using abstracted storage stacks more commonly branded as Software defined storage (SDS).
The idea has led to significant changes in the storage industry in the last five years not just in terms of how storage is viewed but also in the manner commodity servers and components with their huge supply chain advantage have democratized the aggregation of resources. Storage happened to be the first to get revolutionized but Networking was in lock step with “software defined” being the buzzword for moving anything to an x86 server.
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via the fine folks at Dell