Converged & Hyperconverged Infrastructure

By year-end 2015, 35% of total server shipped value will be as integrated systems. – Gartner

By 2017, nearly two-thirds of all enterprise application infrastructures will be packaged in the form of a converged solution. – Wikibon

40% of midsize enterprises will replace all data center servers and storage with integrated systems by 2018. This is up from single digits in 2015. – According to a recent Gartner report

Benefits of Converged & Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Converged infrastructure systems help enterprises deploy systems faster and scale applications faster, for agility, innovation and business workflow support, reducing management costs and TCO.

  • Fast Deployment
  • Fast Application Deployment
  • Management Simplicity
  • Operational Simplicity
  • Simple Elasticity/Scalability
  • Cost Efficiency

A Portfolio of Converged and Hyperconverged solution partners
In addition to our extensive experience with in virtualization and server/storage/network integration, CommCapacity partners with major server manufacturers and other vendors offering converged and hyperconverged solutions:

  • Atlantis
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • IBM
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp
  • Nutanix
  • RedHat
  • SimpliVity
  • VMware

Converged Infrastructure/ Integrated Infrastructure
Converged infrastructure and integrated infrastructure are often interchangeable terms. According to IDC, Integrated Infrastructure is a “pre-integrated, vendor-certified systems containing server hardware, disk storage systems, networking equipment, and basic element/systems management software. Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is a strong market

The VersaStack™ solution by Cisco and IBM is an integrated infrastructure solution that can help you accelerate data center infrastructure deployment, efficiently manage information and resources, and adapt to business change. Whether at our lab or remotely, we’d like to schedule a briefing with you to review this converged infrastructure solution. Contact Us for a demo or to discuss how CommCapacity can help you bring it all together.

Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Hyperconverged solutions are a result of web-scale/scale-out computing (cost-effective, massively scalable server architecture) and storage virtualization, also known as software defined storage (SDS).  Hyperconverged solutions often take the form of rack-mount servers with compute, storage, and networking integrated, available as  highly scalable pools of resources for applications.

While hyperconverged vendors are generally claiming the same benefits, the solutions are not “one size fits all”, as significant differences exist between the various options. In particular, many of the solutions only support VMware-based environments, or only support specific hardware platforms/configurations. Such narrow requirements can radically speed deployment and simplify management, but don’t support all use cases or workloads. Scalability also varies widely between the options, with many vendors setting relatively modest limits on their solutions, due to concerns with complementary infrastructure components or simply due to the reality that most hyperconverged solutions are at a relatively early point in the development cycle.

The CommCapacity team has a strong focus and extensive experience with a diverse range of hyperconverged options – partnering with industry-leading vendors such as Atlantis, Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Redhat, SimpliVity and VMware to deliver turnkey hyperconverged solutions. Please contact us to discuss the applicability of hyperconverged computing to your specific environment and use cases.

For more perspective on converged and hyperconverged technologies, see the blog post,