A technical examination of what the pending demise of hyper-converged infrastructure 1.0 and rise of hyper-convergence 2.0 means for planning, buying, deployment and management
"Early on, hyper-converged infrastructure vendors marketed their products as low-cost, commodity computing platforms primarily designed for use in remote office/branch office or SMB environments. Since that time, hyper-convergence has grown up and will likely remain a fixture in the data center for a wide variety of use cases for the foreseeable future.
Hyper-converged platforms have also evolved with how they are purchased, deployed and managed. The clearest illustration of this evolution is the development of next-generation, disaggregated hyper-converged infrastructure products, also known as hyper-converged infrastructure 2.0 or HCI 2.0..."
A lot of factors for estimating hyper-converged total cost of ownership are fairly straightforward, others less so. Follow these guidelines to get started on this complex process
"Determining the true hyper-converged infrastructure total cost of ownership is perhaps one of the biggest challenges you'll face when assessing hyper-converged appliances. Not only must you take into account the cost of the appliance itself, but also what it takes to deploy, maintain and scale the system over the long term.
The cost of the product itself will depend on whether you purchase it outright or take a consumption-based approach. With consumption-based pricing, you have fewer upfront costs, but the ongoing fees can add up quickly. You must also take into account any optional components or services you want to include, as well as the level of support when opting for a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance that requires additional fees. Also be sure to factor in software licenses and any hidden costs that might come with the system..."
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