6 top hyper-converged infrastructure management tips

| June 30, 2019

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These tips address specific aspects of HCI management and illustrate ways to better integrate these systems with third-party tools and overall IT infrastructure. Hyper-convergence has gained momentum over the last few years as an alternative to traditional three-tier data center architecture. This has placed issues around hyper-converged infrastructure management and compatibility with third-party tools and applications at the forefront of many IT organization's agendas. HCI is simpler for organizations to deploy and manage than traditional IT infrastructure due to the tight integration of compute, storage, network and virtualization in commodity hardware. Need more compute power or storage capacity? Simply add another node. HCI also reduces IT complexity and abstracts physical components into unified resource pools, freeing up IT resources. The underlying infrastructure of an HCI is managed by software that performs tasks such as automatic failover, resource provisioning and load balancing.

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