Superconverged Cloud Infrastructure

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What Does Superconverged Cloud Infrastructure Mean?

A superconverged cloud infrastructure, or superconvergence, is an approach to IT resources that integrates network, storage, compute, virtualization and management in a single platform. Driven by the need for increased operational efficiency, superconvergence reduces performance, resource and usage limitations identified in previous IT infrastructure management approaches. It represents a significant step in the evolution of data center technology.

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Techopedia Explains Superconverged Cloud Infrastructure

A superconverged cloud infrastructure is an advanced way of delivering IT resources to data centers. It has been called the “fourth generation” of IT infrastructure. In earlier setups, individual silos of IT capability (storage, switching, routing, processing) were the result of decades of technological development. As data center management matured, it became possible to combine technologies in single boxes, such as multi-service switches, and to continually reduce equipment footprint. In time, physical equipment has been replaced by software through virtualization, and local equipment housing has moved to cloud computing.

With superconvergence, software-defined cloud applications merge all aspects of IT infrastructure into a single solution. The improved efficiencies result in cost savings and greater ease of use. The solution is scalable and provides significant advantages over previous infrastructure management practices.

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Margaret Rouse
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