The Hardware of Hyper-convergence: What’s really needed for success?
It’s not a secret: software-defined storage (SDS) platforms are disrupting traditional storage architectures. Companies of all sizes are moving towards the hyper-converged compute/storage architecture favored by large public cloud providers. In such hyper-converged scale out models, the hardware building blocks are rack-mounted, industry-standard servers with internal drive bays that can be populated with direct attached disk drives and SSDs. But will any server with direct attached storage work for your hyper-converged solution? The answer is paradoxically both yes and … Read More