Hyperconverged infrastructure streamlines the deployment, management and scaling of datacenter resources by combining x86-based server and storage resources with intelligent software in a turnkey software-defined solution. Separate servers, storage networks and storage arrays can be replaced with a single hyperconverged infrastructure solution to create an agile datacenter that easily scales with your business.
Most HCI solutions consist of two fundamental components:
- A Distributed Data Plane.that runs across a cluster of nodes delivering storage, virtualization and networking services for guest applications – either VMs or container-based applications.
- A Management Plane that allows for the easy administration of all HCI resources from a single view, and eliminates the need for separate management solutions for servers, storage networks, storage and virtualization.
Nearly all modern hyperconverged infrastructure solutions are 100% software-defined, with no dependency on proprietary hardware. Each HCI node in a cluster runs a hypervisor (Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi, or Microsoft Hyper-V), and the HCI control features run as a separate virtual machine on every node, forming a fully distributed fabric that can scale resources with the addition of new nodes.
Nutanix pioneered hyperconverged infrastructure, and continues to evolve the hyperconverged platform. We are helping to define the new era with an Enterprise Cloud that bridges the wide gap between traditional infrastructure and public cloud services. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud unifies your private and public clouds, and simplifies the management of multi-cloud deployments with one OS, one clickTM.