[WEBINAR] Better to Ask Permission? Best Practices for Privacy and Security

Hardware Agnostic

Definition - What does Hardware Agnostic mean?

The term hardware agnostic in IT is applied to the methodology where reliance on hardware or a specific platform resource is not required. Hardware-agnostic systems do not require any modifications to run on a variety of devices. Thus hardware agnostic design brings about a high level of compatibility across most common systems.

Hardware agnostic is also known as device independent.

Techopedia explains Hardware Agnostic

Hardware-agnostic systems or device-agnostic components are those that do not require any special hardware adaptations and can work with different types of systems without suffering compatibility issues. The term agnostic can be applied to both hardware and software.

A hardware agnostic solution leverages certain techniques like virtualization in oreder to provide a usable product that can be used seamlessly on all platforms, operating systems and underlying hardware types. For instance, a hardware-agnostic mobile app is able to run on all types of devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets.

There is a high need for hardware agnostic solutions due to the wide variety of hardware devices and expanding IT consumerization. It also finds a great application in cloud computing and storage systems. Some storage systems are moving towards hardware-agnostic information architecture for efficiency.

Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.