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What is Hyperconvergence?
Hyperconvergence is an IT framework model that allows businesses to reduce data centre complexity and improve the scalability of their IT architecture. This is achieved by combining storage, computing and networking into a single server solution supported by a hypervisor to support the virtualisation of machines.
Hyperconvergence infrastructure (HCI) is usually run on standard servers with multiple nodes that can be clustered into pools of shared resources for compute and storage applications. With this in mind, HCI is designed for convenient consumption and a simplified IT structure.
Hyperconvergence differs from convergence IT systems as it adds more automation and a deeper level of abstraction. Unlike convergence, hyperconvergence provides seamless integration that enhances scalability. However, the components of a hyperconverged environment cannot be separated, unlike a converged architecture.