What is converged infrastructure?

A converged infrastructure (CI) simplifies IT by combining resources into a single, integrated solution. This approach to data center management reduces costs and minimizes compatibility issues between servers, storage systems and network devices.

You can implement a converged infrastructure with a software driven hyper-converged solution, with standalone appliances, or with a CI reference architecture.

With a CI reference architecture approach, the vendor provides highly integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated architectures. These include recommendations for how best to use hardware components to meet your requirements for specific workloads.

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Converged infrastructures deliver ROI

save time

Save time

Boost productivity by eliminating up to half your work in design, deployment and management. Get up and running faster and free your team up to focus on other projects.

Lower TCO

Lower TCO

Simplify hardware infrastructure and drastically reduce the number of devices requiring setup, management, power, cooling, cabling and floor space.

Simplify scalability

Simplify scalability

Easily scale compute, network and storage capacity independently as needed through infrastructure automation and a simplified, validated architecture.

Converged infrastructures help companies achieve their business goals

Arizona State Land Department

Super-efficient land management agency slashes response times and enables real-time decision-making, even in the middle of the desert

Dutch Cloud

Managed cloud provider delivers data to their customers on time, on budget and with the right performance metrics

JJ Haines and Company, LLC

Largest U.S. flooring distribuitor lays the groundwork for a dynamic, agile organization that’s ready for anything

VersaStack converged infrastructure. From IBM and Cisco.

The converged infrastructure for your cloud

VersaStack™ combines the power of Cisco compute and networking with the proven innovation of IBM Storage. This pre-tested, pre-validated infrastructure stack delivers a 293% ROI in a typical enterprise use case. With add-on software, VersaStack for Hybrid Cloud transforms your infrastructure to support hybrid cloud.

VersaStack offers a wide range of market-leading IBM Storage options to address any price point, application workload, and business use case. You gain the flexibility to choose the best deployment option for your workloads, while freeing up resources in your data center for new-generation applications.

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