Storage 101: Convergence and Composability


 

The series so far:

Storage 101: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Storage Storage 101: The Language of Storage Storage 101: Understanding the Hard-Disk Drive  Storage 101: Understanding the NAND Flash Solid State Drive Storage 101: Data Center Storage Configurations Storage 101: Modern Storage Technologies Storage 101: Convergence and Composability 

These days, discussions around storage inevitably lead to the topics of convergence and composability, approaches to infrastructure that, when done effectively, can simplify administration, improve resource utilization, and reduce operational and capital expenses. These systems currently fall into three categories: converged infrastructure, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), and composable infrastructure.

Each infrastructure, to