Converged infrastructure Definitions

  • A

    Atlantis Computing

    Atlantis Computing is a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software and hardware vendor.

  • C

    Cisco HyperFlex

    HyperFlex systems combine software-defined storage and data services software with Cisco UCS (unified computing system), a converged infrastructure system that integrates computing, networking and storage resources to increase efficiency and enable centralized management.

  • Citrix WorkspacePod

    Citrix WorkspacePod is a converged infrastructure product that de-centralizes storage to provide scalable and consistent mobile workspace and application delivery. WorkspacePod includes compute, storage and networking resources using HP Enterprise hardware and storage virtualization technology from Sanbolic.

  • continuous modeling (data center continuous modeling)

    Continuous modeling is an approach to data center management that supplements infrastructure management (DCIM) tools with engineering simulation tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD). 

  • converged infrastructure

    Converged infrastructure is an approach to data center management that packages compute, networking, servers, storage and virtualization tools on a prequalified turnkey appliance.dles of hardware and software in a single chassis.

  • converged infrastructure reference architecture

    A converged infrastructure reference architecture is a document that stipulates the components, design and configuration a CI appliance, which includes storage, compute and networking resources within a single-box system.

  • D

    data center bridging (DCB)

    DCB is a suite of IEEE standards designed to enable lossless transport over Ethernet and a converged network for all data center applications.

  • data center capacity planning

    Data center capacity planning ensures that an IT organization has enough facility space, power and computing resources to support average and peak workloads.

  • data center in a box

    A data center in a box, also called a containerized or modular data center,  is a self-contained computing facility that is manufactured in a factory and shipped to a location. 

  • data center infrastructure management (DCIM)

    Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is the convergence of IT and data center facilities functions within an organization.

  • data warehouse appliance

    A data warehouse appliance is an all-in-one “black box” solution optimized for data warehousing.  The appliance consists of a server pre-built with operating system, storage, database management system (DBMS), and software. 

  • DataCore SANsymphony-V

    DataCore SANsymphony-V is a storage virtualization platform that pools capacity of heterogeneous storage hardware.

  • DataCore Software

    DataCore Software is a software-defined storage (SDS) software company based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • E

    EVO:SDDC (EVO:RACK)

    EVO:RACK is the development codename for EVO:SDDC, an enterprise-level, expandable rack-mounted hyper-converged infrastructure appliance from VMware. EVO:SDDC is no longer available; its capabilities are now part of the company's Cloud Foundation software-defined data center hybrid cloud platform.

  • F

    FlexPod

    FlexPod is a reference architecture for server, storage and networking components that are pretested and validated to work together as an infrastructure stack.

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