Modernising IT with the software defined datacentre

Organisations are shifting from building IT to consuming IT


Hyper-converged infrastructure combines compute, storage and management onto industry-standard x86 servers, delivering a software defined, building-block approach to IT.

By combining compute and storage under one easy-to-manage tool VMware HCI solutions reduce the management overhead and associated costs. Fast VM-level provisioning, automation, and monitoring simplify ongoing maintenance and free up IT staff to focus on other projects.


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HCI evolves the way that compute, storage, and management are delivered and provisioned to help you cut operational and capital costs, increase information technology (IT) and business agility, and improve application performance.

How do you get there? The first step is to immerse yourself in the concepts of this new approach to the datacentre. That’s what this book is about.

Hyper‐Converged Infrastructure For Dummies is loaded with information that can help you understand and capitalize on HCI. In plain and simple language, this book tells you:

  • What HCI is all about

  • Why it’s such a hot topic

  • How you can get started

  • Where you’ll get the biggest bang for your HCI buck

LIMA offers a free of charge, non-intrusive vSAN Assessment to calculate the TCO benefits to be gained from vSAN over current storage system.

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HCI powered by VMware includes:

  • VMware vSphere, the market-leading hypervisor;

  • VMware vSAN, the software-defined enterprise storage solution;

  • VMware vCenter Server, the unified, extensible management solution

vSAN delivers enterprise-level availability, scalability, and performance

Three of the main use cases for deploying vSAN are:

  • Meeting performance requirements of Business Critical Applications

  • Economically managing the storage requirements of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

  • Providing high performance and high availability applications for organisations with a distributed architecture.

Concerned about scaling? 

vSAN supports all-flash storage and up to 150,000 IOPS per node. vSAN scales up to 64 nodes per cluster and offers enterprise-grade Quality of Service and automated storage balancing for the most demanding workloads.

Concerned about business continuity?

vSAN stretched clusters address high-availability requirements and mitigate the effects of local site failures and component failures, so students can keep learning with the lights on.