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Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Operate with agility on a highly-scalable, cost-effective infrastructure

The ubiquity of server virtualization coupled with technology advances has led to a new architecture for the Software-Defined Data Center: Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI).

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) leverages the hypervisor to deliver compute, networking, and storage from a single x86 server platform, creating a tightly integrated, building block approach to IT infrastructure. HCI allows datacenters to operate with agility on a highly scalable, cost-effective infrastructure that delivers enterprise-class performance, numerous deployment choices, end-to-end integration, and lower TCO.

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VMware vSphere and VMware Virtual SAN are the core software technologies that constitute the foundation of VMware's HCI solutions. vSphere and Virtual SAN are seamlessly integrated in a single layer of software that abstracts compute, storage, and networking resources, delivering hyper-converged infrastructure from a single commodity x86 server hardware platform. Unique to VMware HCI is a hypervisor-centric architecture that not only converges hardware, eliminating the need for purpose-built storage appliances, but also converges the software stack in a single layer.


As a building block to the VMware Digital Foundation, VMware vSAN is the only vSphere-native software for hyper-converged infrastructure. vSAN helps customers seamlessly evolve to a modern data center with a consistent operating experience and all-flash performance - capabilities that have made it the #1 HCI software choice for both on-premises deployments and public cloud providers.

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vSAN ReadyNode

vSAN ReadyNodes are x86 servers, available from all the leading server vendors, that have been pre-configured, tested and certified for VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Software. Each ReadyNode is optimally configured for vSAN with the required amount of CPU, memory, network, I/O controllers, and storage (SSDs, HDDs or flash devices).

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Dell EMC VxRail

As the only fully integrated, preconfigured, and pre-tested VMware hyper-converged infrastructure appliance family on the market, VxRail dramatically simplifies IT operations, accelerates time to market, and delivers incredible return on investment.

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