Converged Infrastructure15Converged Infrastructure platforms and appliances provide an efficiency-boosting approach to data center infrastructure for delivering virtualization or deploying a private cloud, achieved by combining data center components into an appliance form factor that can be centrally managed and that is easier to scale.VCE Vblock1 Exalogic2 ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA3 PureSystems5 Appliance6 Unified Compute Platform CI Series7 OpenStack8 CloudBurst9 PowerEdge FX10 PowerEdge VRTX11 ConvergedSystem 70012 Converged HX Series (Discontinued)13 SuperCluster15 Private Cloud Appliance16 VerstaStack17 EMC VxBlock System18

Converged Infrastructure Platforms

Converged Infrastructure Overview

What is Converged Infrastructure?

Converged infrastructure is an attempt to break down the traditional IT infrastructure silos by providing pre-configured bundles of hardware and software in a single chassis. This means that compute, networking, and storage resources are tightly coupled in pre-engineered packages linked together with software. Other names for this approach are “unified computing” or “datacenter in a box”.

The advantages of converged infrastructure are minimization of compatibility issues, simplified vendor management, and lower costs. Converged infrastructure eliminates the difficulty of provisioning server, storage and applications, which requires teams of people and a lot of time.

When compute, storage, and networking are combined into a pool of shared, pre-configured resources, they can be up and running in a data center in a matter of hours.

Beyond Converged Infrastructure

After infrastructure convergence, the next step is “hyper-converged Infrastructure” where instead of being separate components engineered to work well together, hyper-converged systems are modular appliances sold by a single vendor – usually commodity hardware boxes - containing both computing, virtualization, and storage resources which can be added together for simple scaling.

Converged Infrastructure Products

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HVE ConneXions (a Sphere 3D company based in Texas) offers HVE (hybrid virtual engine) virtual desktop infrastructure, an appliance supporting desktop virtualization. The product line includes a non-converged VDI appliance and converged VDI appliances.

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Oracle SuperCluster is a scalable converged infrastructure released in 2016 offered by the vendor to support business-critical enterprise applications and cloud services in an integrated environment.

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VersaStack is a converged infrastructure solution, supported in a combined effort from IBM and Cisco.