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Deep Dive into Hyper Converged Infrastructure

Mohammed NaserMohammed Naser

Hyper-converged infrastructure handles critical workloads while also reducing data center complexity. Let's have a look at what HCI can do for you!

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Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a collocation of computing and storage services in the same node. It combines the elements of a traditional data center by using software and x86 servers to replace expensive, purpose-built hardware. Typically, hyper-converged doesn't look to offer all components of IT infrastructure but instead brings together compute, storage and networking with server virtualisation.

World HCI Market and Trends

The global HCI market size is expected to grow from USD 4.1 billion in 2018 to USD 17.1 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 32.9% during the forecast period.

As HCI is fully capable of handling critical workloads while reducing data center complexity, all the while remaining affordable, the HCI market is set to increase its share in the global converged market. The growth is attributable to the increasing use of virtualization in industries. Other use cases involve remote data center management, performing testing and development among others. The United States and Canada are anticipated to drive the growth of HCI market in North America. The Asia Pacific region is forecasted to have the largest market share throughout the period of 2018-2023!

The widespread use of HCI is an indicator of how the global market for the solution will continue to grow consistently. It has been predicted that during the forecast period 2020-2025, the HCI market is to attain a CAGR of 13%. We have already covered the growth rate till 2023, which will then witness a slowdown, but market expansion will carry on.

Let's have a look at some of the advantages that are driving the adoption of HCI.

Optimized Cost

HCI can reduce the initial cost of investment and setup of your new private or public cloud by merging compute and storage in one. You also have fewer IT components to manage, allowing you to safe staff training and specialization.

Software-Defined Storage

The storage nodes are one highly reliable pool of storage. If one node goes down, the rest will continue to run seamlessly. Therefore, software-defined storage ensures better uptime.

Easy to Scale

Due to the collocation of resources, compute and storage can be scaled together. HCI responds rapidly to changing business requirements. Simply add or subtract server/node to the cluster to match your resource demand.

Simplified Management

You do not need to have a dedicated team of system administrators or engineers to manage HCI. The solution usually provides a fairly simple interface that is easy to maintain via a converged IT team.


Is your enterprise to looking reap the above-mentioned benefits through a suitable cloud deployment? VEXXHOST's Private Cloud solution offering comes with customizable hardware so that you can plan your environment as you see fit. We at VEXXHOST can leverage your existing hardware and build your servers hyper-converged to serves not only your computing and storage needs but also budget. Get in touch with our experts to know more about how we can assist you with the means of an efficient cloud service.

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