Converged infrastructure Definitions

  • S

    ScaleIO

    ScaleIO is a software-defined storage software product from Dell EMC that uses existing hardware or EMC servers to turn direct-attached storage (DAS) into shared block storage.

  • SDDC (software-defined data center)

    An SDDC (software-defined data center) is a data storage facility in which networking, storage, CPU and security are virtualized and delivered as a service.

  • SimpliVity

    SimpliVity Corp. is the Westborough, Massachusetts vendor of the hyper-converged storage product OmniCube.

  • single pane of glass

    A single pane of glass is a phrase used by information technology (IT) marketers to describe a management console that displays information from multiple sources.

  • Stratoscale

    Stratoscale is a cloud infrastructure vendor offering software-defined data center (SDDC) technology.

  • Supermicro

    Supermicro is a company that specializes in x86-64 server technology. The company targets consumer and enterprise markets and maintains a focus on power efficiency and green technology.

  • T

    technological convergence

    When different systems or procedures come together into one device or form factor, it's known as technology convergence.

  • U

    unified computing system (UCS)

    A unified computing system (UCS) is a data center architecture that integrates computing, networking and storage resources and is managed through a single software application.

  • Unisys

    Unisys is an American multinational information technology company that provides hardware, software, IT services and consulting.

  • V

    Dell EMC VxRail

    Dell EMC VxRail is a hyper-converged appliance.

  • vendor lock-in

    Vendor lock-in is a situation in which a customer using a product or service cannot easily transition to a competitor’s product or service.

  • VersaStack

    VersaStack is a converged infrastructure reference architecture developed as a collaborative effort of IBM and Cisco. A converged infrastructure (CI) reference architecture is a document specifying the design, components and configuration of a CI system.

  • virtual storage

    Virtual storage is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console. The benefit of virtualization is that commodity hardware or less-expensive storage can be used to provide enterprise-class functionality.

  • VMware EVO:RAIL

    VMware EVO:RAIL is a set of hyper-converged infrastructure appliances VMware sold with hardware partners from 2014 to 2016.

  • VSPEX

    VSPEX is a platform specification from Dell EMC to guide the building of systems for converged and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).

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