It has been over a decade since hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) disrupted technology. An ideal architecture for HCI would be a simple, modular architecture, in which all data center components (compute, storage, and networking) are consumed in a virtualized way to simplify allocating and managing resources. With this architecture, all physical components reside in the same box. When we combine these boxes, we can scale our data center power in all resource domains to accommodate almost any type of workload. This is due to fast processors, large and efficient storage devices, and advanced network connections.
VMware is a solution that enables the virtualization of the three infrastructure domains: compute, network, and storage. VMware has a strong portfolio of software defined compute (vSphere), storage (vSAN), and networking (NSX family) to create a top tier HCI product.
VMware is a leader in the HCI market due to its vSAN based systems, as reported by IDC:
In this VMware led market, Dell PowerEdge servers stand out as a logical choice in terms of providing the modular box (server), for this hyperconvergence paradigm. Dell Technologies, as a global server market leader1 has a long tradition of Ready Systems that provide a simple customer deployment experience.
Dell vSAN Ready Nodes are an example of efficient HCI implementation, providing a robust and mature data center platform that is pre-configured, tested, and certified to run VMware vSAN.
This HCI market is especially relevant as its current growth rate surpasses the growth rate of the server market. The server market is growing at 4.7 percent2, while analysts reports that the HCI market is increasing by 28 percent.3 This means that the growth rate of HCI is more than four times that of the server market:
Dell Technologies holds a leading place in this landscape, with a wide portfolio of HCI offerings, led by Dell VxRail with vSAN Ready Nodes. Dell Technologies and VMware have collaborated for more than 20 years, specifically in the server space, where both teams have worked to simplify their customers’ technology experience.4
Dell vSAN Ready Nodes simplify and accelerate infrastructure modernization by providing IT flexibility, simplified operations, and breadth of choice.