What is Converged Infrastructure?
A converged infrastructure combines compute, networking, storage and IT administration into a preconfigured package that operates as a single system.
Converged infrastructure definition
Converged infrastructure is a hardware defined solution designed to overcome the limitations and inefficiencies of the independent silo structure of traditional IT storage and compute. To minimise compatibility issues and simplify management, converged solutions join compute, networking, storage, systems administration and software together in a preconfigured package that operates and is managed as a single converged system that delivers faster time-to-value.
Why converged infrastructure?
Converged infrastructure lets organisations use their compute resources in more efficient and cost-effective ways, lower their IT management costs and increase the speed of software and service deployment. Many see converged infrastructure as the first step in the evolution toward a service/software-defined infrastructure. It offers:
- Simpler management infrastructure – Centralises server management, network and storage to streamline day-to-day maintenance
- Scalable storage capacity – The common fabrics and protocols built into converged infrastructure make adding gigabytes much simpler and faster
- Faster provisioning – Reduces a three-week provisioning time to under an hour
- Faster IT response – Provides the agility to respond to marketplace changes and business priorities
- Easier path to cloud – Makes it easier to implement private or hybrid clouds
- Greater control – Enables simultaneous management of multiple functions and devices
HPE converged infrastructure solutions tie virtualisation, automation and unified infrastructure management software together into pre-built, tested and workload-optimised systems. These systems are software-defined for easy integration into existing infrastructure and quick transition to hybrid cloud delivery models. With HPE converged infrastructure solutions, you can deploy pre-validated, factory-tested configurations in weeks instead of months, and set up IT services in minutes, not hours.
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