Oracle's Exalogic is a converged infrastructure appliance.
Converged Infrastructure Platforms
Converged Infrastructure Overview
What is Converged Infrastructure?
Converged infrastructure breaks down traditional IT infrastructure silos by providing pre-configured bundles of hardware and software in a single chassis. Converged infrastructure packages compute, networking, and storage together and links them using software. Other names for this approach to infrastructure are “unified computing” or “datacenter in a box”.
Converged infrastructure helps businesses to minimize compatibility issues, simplify vendor management, and lower costs. Converged infrastructure eliminates the difficulty of provisioning servers, 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 InfrastructureAfter 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.
Features & Capabilities
All in one Infrastructure Package
Reduced Storage Expenses
Reduced Operating Expenses
Single Console Management
Converged Infrastructure Comparison
When comparing different Converged Infrastructure offerings, consider the following.
Services included: Some converged infrastructures include the basics for making IT infrastructures “cloud-ready” including storage and networking, while others provide additional features. If your business is looking for more than the essentials, make sure you check what each offering includes.
Security Features: Converged infrastructure solutions include storage and networking features that facilitate the transfer of data. If your business makes use of sensitive data it is important to think about security features offered by converged infrastructure solutions you are considering.
Compatibility: Converged Infrastructures include packages of products that are built to work well together. If your business has other systems that exist outside this infrastructure, however, it is important to consider how they can be integrated with the converged infrastructure solutions you are considering.
Pricing InformationPricing for converged infrastructure is dependent on what exactly is included in the converged infrastructure package. Additionally, most converged infrastructure vendors do not provide public pricing information, though businesses can reach out to vendors for a quote.
Converged Infrastructure Products
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Vblock from Richardson, Texas based company VCE is a converged infrastructure.
HPE ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA is a converged infrastructure solution.
FlexPod is a converged infrastructure option developed by NetApp and Cisco.
StorageCraft OneXafe is a high performance scale-out file storage appliance, replacing the former Exablox line of scale-out devices acquired by StorageCraft in January 2017 to boost that company's product line.
IBM's PureSystems is a converged infrastructure option.
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.
The VxBlock System from Dell EMC is a converged infrastructure system combining compute, network, storage, virtualization, and management.
Hitachi Vantara offers the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform CI series (or Hitachi UCP CI) product line of converged infrastructure solutions.
Dell's PowerEdge VRTX is a converged infrastructure platform and a small office solution.
The HPE ConvergedSystem 700 is a converged infrastructure solution.
Lenovo offered their Converged System, the Lenovo HX series, as a converged infrastructure solution. The product line, which once included the HX3500, HX5500, and HX7500 Nutanix appliances has been discontinued.
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.
The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is a converged infrastructure engineered to support a private cloud, boasting ease and rapidity of deployment, and scalability.
The Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service is a PaaS supplying high availability and performance access to Oracle Database via Oracle Cloud.
IBM's CloudBurst is a converged infrastructure appliance.
Dell's PowerEdge FX architecture is a solution for a software-defined converged infrastructure.
VersaStack(TM) Converged Infrastructure solution, jointly developed by IBM and Cisco, aims to deliver efficiency, performance and economics. It combines a comprehensive set of converged infrastructure and software-defined technologies from IBM and Cisco. Using VersaStack, organizations can moder…