A hyper-converged infrastructure is a type of data center infrastructure that uses a single, integrated platform to provide both storage and compute resources. This type of infrastructure is designed to simplify data center management and reduce costs by consolidating multiple components into a single system.
A hyper-converged infrastructure typically includes a number of commodity servers, each of which is equipped with local storage and processing resources. These servers are connected to form a cluster, and each server can access the storage and processing resources of any other server in the cluster. This allows the infrastructure to scale linearly, making it easy to add more servers and storage as needed.
Hyper-converged infrastructure is often used in private clouds and other virtualized environments, where the flexibility and scalability of the infrastructure is particularly important.