Gartner Research

Assessing Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Mixed Workloads

Published: 15 May 2019

ID: G00386512

Analyst(s): Gabriel Chapman

Summary

Infrastructure and operations technical professionals leveraging hyperconverged infrastructure as the primary building block of the data center should assess the viability of a mixed workload strategy when looking to increase overall operational efficiency.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Approaches to HCI Adoption
    • A Silo-Based Approach
    • Mixed Workload Approach
  • Impact of HCI Architecture on Mixed Workloads
    • Controller Virtual Machine
    • In-Kernel-Based Systems
  • Validation of Mixed Workloads on HCI
    • PoC Requirements
  • Storage Resource Management and Performance
    • Address the IO Blender Effect
    • Leverage Data Services
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

Guidance

  • Evaluate the Benefits of Silo-Based and Mixed-Workload Approaches to Hyperconvergence
  • Address the Cultural Ramifications of HCI

The Details

  • Sampling of HCI Testing Tools

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