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Today it’s “Hyperconvergence“! It may sound like something about spacecrafts going into a state close to the speed of light or psychic-type Pokémon attack, but no, it’s something else!

Do you already know what hyperconvergence is? Let us tell you about it!

Relax man! I’m not going to explain it… we better let an expert in the field speak, our dearest Chief of Systems, Mario Pulido.

Extraordinary Mario, sorry for the alliteration, could you explain to us what this hyperconvergence thing is?

Of course, kind and eloquent editor of Pandora FMS blog.

Hyperconvergence is a virtualization platform in which hardware resources (CPU, RAM,..), storage, network connectivity

and pre-installed software are combined into a single manager. 

This improves the scalability of the resources needed for 

each of the services installed on the platform. 

It also allows implementing HA, flexible, etc. environments running on virtual machines or in containers, depending on the need for resources within each environment.

Wow, and what is the structure of hyperconvergence made of or what does it include?

Well look, it is made up of a set of computer systems that provides the main hardware resources (CPU, Memory…), a storage system, networks and software.

All these resources are organized through a hypervisor, which is designed to be able to manage all the hardware and software resources necessary to establish the final service that needs to be implemented.

Is it true that there is a convergent infrastructure? What is the main difference between converged and hyperconverged infrastructure?

Yes, there is, of course they’re not the same, and the main difference between the converged infrastructure and the hyperconverged one, is that the hyperconverged one adds a top layer of software that allows to unify the management of different virtual services, containers… and to manage from that software, or device, all the resources to provide the service needed.

What would be the business benefits of hyperconvergence?

You’re one-track minded, aren’t you? 

Well, above all, speed and ease of deployment, but also the ability to scale. 

A unique appliance that integrates computing, storage and storage networks, everything integrated.

Process automation and higher control over the infrastructure elements, managing everything from a team of people, thus reducing personnel costs.

¿And for Pandora FMS? Our beloved company and increasingly more people.

Pandora FMS suite may require the deployment of multiple servers to obtain full infrastructure monitoring in an on-premise or Maas environment. 

For that, it may be necessary to implement several VMs to install several Nodes in HA; to implement VMs to implement the Metaconsole; docker environments to start WUX or Elasticsearch containers, Satellites…

Hyperconvenience helps us in the implementation and deployment of the full Pandora FMS server environment, its possible vertical or horizontal scaling, as well as pre-production or backup environments to carry out tests and customized developments.

As with most of the services needed in a company, hyperconvergence makes it easier for us to implement Pandora FMS service.

Thank you very much Mario! It is always a pleasure to have your encyclopedic knowledge to reveal the truth to the world!

If you have any doubts, however small, do not hesitate to leave your questions in the comment box. We promise a quick, concise and loving response.

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