Hyper-Converged (HCI) Questions
User at Lennox International
Apr 05 2021


My environment is as follows:

  • APP server
  • Web servers
  • SQL servers
  • File servers

We have 25 servers and 100 users. 

Use case: Production and Distribution

Which Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), in your opinion, is the best and the most suitable (for my environment) for a disaster recovery solution?

Steffen HornungSo you have 25 physical servers you want to virtualize, or are there 25 VMs… more »
IT Central Station
Apr 05 2021

Hi community members,

What are some important factors to keep in mind and to compare when choosing between HCI solutions? 

ShivendraJha1. Support 2. Migration or Conversion process from existing solution 3. Cost… more »
Gaurav VyasAvailability, support, cost, compatibility and scalability, cloud readiness.
Michael SamaniegoThere are several solutions that claim to be HCI in the market, however the best… more »
IT Central Station
Aug 06 2021

Hi community, 

What are key factors that businesses should take into consideration when choosing between traditional SAN and hyper-converged solutions?

Tim WilliamsWhether to go 3 Tier (aka SAN) or HCI boils down to asking yourself what matters… more »
Fernando SaladoWell, there are many things to consider, but I will start with scalability… more »
Bart HeungensAll depends of how you understand and use HCI: If you see HCI as an integrated… more »
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Aug 31 2021

We all know that it's important to conduct a trial and/or proof-of-concept as part of the buying process. 

Do you have any advice for the community about the best way to conduct a trial or POC? How do you conduct a trial effectively? 

Are there any mistakes to avoid?

Manish BhatiaI would say, gather and understand the requirements, share and check with… more »
Bob WhitcombeSelecting an HCI path is pretty straightforward and it goes through the cloud… more »
anush santhanamHi, When evaluating HCI, it is absolutely essential to run a trial/POC to… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station

There are a lot of vendors offering HCI solutions. What is the #1 most important criteria to look for when evaluating solutions?

Help your peers cut through the vendor hype and make the best decision.

Bharat BediWhile there is a long list features/functions that we can look at for HCI -> In… more »
SamuelMcKoyIn my opinion, the most important criteria when assessing HCI solutions other… more »
Bart HeungensFor me an HCI solution should provide me: - ease of management, 1 console does… more »