A “hyperconverged” hardware is a type of data center hardware that combines a computer server and storage with networking. The hardware can be managed and reprogrammed, meaning customers don’t have to write a check for new hardware every time their needs change.
Companies playing in this domain includes Simplivity which HPE plans to acquire.for $650 million in cash, and Nutanix,
This type of hardware is good for “hybrid IT” . Hybrid IT is tech talk for the ability to run some computing jobs and retain some data storage in-house, and delegate other jobs and data to outside public cloud infrastructure like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.