A Brief Primer on Converged Infrastructure

What is Converged Infrastructure?

What is Converged Infrastructure?

Converged infrastructure (CI) solutions use a best-of-breed hardware approach to combine compute, storage, networking hardware, and visualization software into a single, integrated architecture.

The Benefits of Converged Infrastructure

Organizations that buy converged infrastructure solutions are typically more performance-centric. Looking to power Tier 1 workloads, they need performance, availability, and the ability to deploy applications at scale. CI buyers also tend to want flexibility to either support an all-Ethernet infrastructure or an existing Fibre Channel infrastructure. Put simply, they want IT convergence without compromise.

Introducing FlashStack: A Modern CI Platform

Modern converged infrastructure solutions are smarter, simpler, smaller—and more efficient than ever before. They’re virtual machine-aware and hybrid cloud-ready while retaining the predictability and efficiency advantages of dedicated compute and storage tiers.

FlashStack™ is a converged infrastructure solution and a holistic alternative to disk-based CI and HCI offerings. Developed jointly by Pure Storage and Cisco, FlashStack provides best-of-breed components that have been tested under many different scenarios. It scales without disruption as your business grows and provides a powerful and reliable platform for your cloud, business-critical applications, DevOps, and modern analytics—right out of the box.

Advantages of FlashStack include:

  • Simple architecture that eliminates disparate hardware silos without any tradeoffs
  • Validated interoperability and confident application deployment
  • Infrastructure for both traditional and converged operating models so you can consolidate operations at your pace
  • CI for multi-hypervisor, bare metal, or container deployments
  • Built for the cloud, including full integration with cloud platforms from Cisco, VMware, OpenStack, and others

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