Many of today’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions converge compute and storage stacks, but leave the critical networking component as an afterthought. Compute can be boosted with faster processors, and choosing an all-flash storage-based solution can greatly improve performance of the HCI node, but outdated network technology can drag down overall performance. Without an intelligent, high-speed network to accommodate data traffic, IT organizations often get unwanted surprises that reduce efficiency and increase costs.
The solution? A unified network that supports diverse applications and workloads and still ensures high performance, reliability, and service quality. The technology exists today – here’s how it works.