What is Hyper-Converged Infrastructure? TechTarget defines it in this article as a type of infrastructure with a software-centric architecture that integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources. These usually are built from scratch and placed in a commodity hardware box that is a supported by a single vendor.
Hyper-Converged came out of the latest iteration of converged infrastructure. Essentially, the technology is the same, but where the individual components of converged can be broken down and used elsewhere, hyper-converged cannot. While this may seem like a negative, it’s actually an asset as the tighter integration of the hyper-converged system allows you to change how the infrastructure is defined from the software level and enabling more specialized workloads
Difference between Hyper-Converged, Converged and Web-Scale Infrastructure
Let’s take a deeper look at the differences between hyper-converged, converged and web-scale infrastructure below: