Converged infrastructure Definitions

  • L

    Lustre

    Lustre is an open source parallel distributed file system (DFS) specialized for large-scale cluster computing. The name is a portmanteau of Linux and cluster.

  • M

    Maxta MxSP (Maxta Storage Platform)

    The Maxta Storage Platform is a hyper-converged infrastructure product that is sold as software or a reference architecture and used for virtual machine storage.

  • modular datacenter

    Sun Microsystems' Modular Datacenter (known as "Project Blackbox" in the prototype phase) is a mobile and virtualized data center packaged in a standard 20-foot shipping container... (Continued)

  • N

    network convergence

    Network convergence is the efficient coexistence of telephone, video and data communication within a single network.

  • Nimboxx Inc.

    Nimboxx Inc. was a hyper-converged infrastructure vendor that began shipping its Atomic Unit system in 2014. Atomic Unit could be purchased in three configurations.

  • Nutanix Acropolis

    Acropolis is a free server virtualization hypervisor developed by vendor Nutanix that is packaged on hyper-converged appliances, and can be used alongside competing hypervisors.

  • Nutanix Complete Cluster (Xtreme Computing Platform)

    Nutanix Complete Cluster was one of the first hyper-converged infrastructures to hit the market. In June, 2015, Nutanix rebranded the Complete Cluster as the Xtreme Computing Platform.

  • Nutanix Inc.

    Nutanix is a storage vendor that produces a hyper-converged storage system Virtual Compute Platform.

  • Nutanix Prism

    Users manage Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure technology through Prism -- software that provides management of clusters, virtual machines and networking through a single interface.

  • O

    one throat to choke

    One throat to choke is an expression used in business to describe the advantage of purchasing goods or integrated services from a single vendor.

  • Oracle Big Data Appliance

    Oracle Big Data Appliance is a converged hardware and software platform for big data that can be used to capture and analyze data from a wide variety of sources. 

  • P

    Pivot3

    Pivot3 is a hyperconverged appliance vendor that has deployed over 16,000 infrastructures and all-flash arrays in over 50 countries around the world.

  • private cloud appliance

    A private cloud appliance is a hardware device that provides software-defined converged infrastructure functions for an organization’s proprietary network.

  • S

    SAN/NAS convergence

    SAN/NAS convergence is the merging of network attached storage (NAS) with storage area network (SAN) technologies through the use of newer techniques that overcome incompatibilities between the two.

  • Scale Computing

    Scale Computing is a hyper-converged infrastructure vendor that ships the HC3, a scale-out storage system for virtual environments that uses Red Hat's KVM hypervisor.

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