What’s Next for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure: 5 Powerful HCI Use Cases for 2019 – And Beyond

In this white paper, we look at five of the critical use cases currently driving HCI deployments and why they will continue to benefit from HCI in 2019 and beyond. Hyper-converged infrastructure has emerged as a breakthrough IT technology over the past several years. With the right HCI solution, IT teams can lower costs, increase agility and reduce complexity—leveraging a modern software-defined IT platform that provides a seamless path to hybrid cloud. The reality is that IT teams have been so pleased with the benefits they are already reaping with HCI that they are looking for new ways to use it to power key initiatives such as digital transformation. This trend is being accelerated by advances in performance, ease of use and functionality, driven by technology innovations such as Intel Optane memory and VMware vSAN.

VMware is partnering with Intel® to implement vSAN ReadyNodes™ featuring Intel® Optane™ SSD as part of the Hit Refresh program. Delivering an industry leading combination of low latency, high endurance, and high throughput, the Intel® Optane™ SSD is the first solution to combine the attributes of memory and storage. This innovative solution is optimized to break through storage bottlenecks by providing a new data tier. It accelerates applications for fast caching and storage, increasing scale per server and reducing transaction cost. Data centers based on the latest Intel® Xeon® processors can now also deploy bigger and more affordable datasets to gain new insights from larger memory pools.