A Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is basically an integrated platform for compute, storage and networking resources. It typically consists of multiple compute nodes, hypervisors for virtualization of resources, networking switches and a smart management software to take care of the resources. The system is well engineered for data protection, backup, redundancy and disaster recovery abilities, reducing data center complexities.
The HCI environment is easy to use, with greater scalability and resource efficiency. Companies can start small and grow resources as needed.