On the ‘net: Hyperconvergence at the Edge

A revolution is taking place at the network edge. In the early days, rack mount computers were purchased in various sizes, mounted, and dedicated to a particular application. Over time, virtualization took hold, as well as the idea of separating storage from the processor and memory with it, leading to a disaggregated solution. Storage was often connected through the network as a Storage Area Network (SAN) or Network Attached Storage (NAS), providing pooled, high efficiency storage for large scale applications. The trend, in recent years, has been towards converged systems, which primarily means moving the storage back into the box, as a device locally attached to the processor’s bus.

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