Hyperconvergence is the natural evolution of computer infrastructure.
Long long time ago, we had applications running on physical servers.
When a server goes down, the application follows and if we loose the hard drive, we have to start from the latest backup.
When we needed to upgrade the server, we reinstalled the application on the new server.
Things were far from being flexible.
Then the era of virtualisation arrived.
Applications were running on the virtual machines housed on physical servers.
We had a little more flexibility but still almost the same limitations.
Virtualisation then evolved to the Cloud.
Where we had a centralised storage, things became more flexible, any virtual server can run on any physical server.
We thought this was the best solution we could have, till we reached the limitation of our centralised storage and had to upgrade it, a standalone project with lots of preparations to keep the infra-structure running with the least possible downtime and the least risk.
Then Hyper-convergence was invented.
Instead of using a centralised storage, let’s use a distributed storage, as simple as that.
We still have all the advantage that the Cloud offers, every virtual server or container can run on any physical server.
We don’t have any limitation to upgrade, just adding new servers. And if we don’t need old servers, we can just remove them, no worries anymore about upgrading.
The infrastructure can be infinitely extended using XTINFINY.
You can use your physical servers, you can use your VPS (dedicated or shared instances) and you can use your cloud instances all in the same cluster, you’ll have one interface to manage them all, and you can migrate your infra-structure among all of them, this is what we call today the MultiCloud.