Use case: Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for decentralized IT


Lower costs, simplify operations, and improve efficiency through hyperconvergence

In the banking, telecommunications, energy, and retail industries, remote branch offices often deploy business-critical applications on local server and storage infrastructures. But these offices face challenges like limited budget and space, lack of skilled IT staff, and complex infrastructure-management issues.

Red Hat® Hyperconverged Infrastructure―the integration of Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat Gluster Storage―provides open source, centrally administered, and cost-effective integrated compute and storage in a compact footprint to meet the needs of remote sites and the edge.

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure lets you consolidate infrastructure for your remote sites by eliminating the need for an independently managed storage tier and delivering an integrated solution of compute plus software-defined storage. This reduces capital and operating expenses and operational overhead associated with managing a larger, more traditional infrastructure.

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Use Case Examples

Remote and branch offices

Managing distributed IT at remote sites can be challenging based on the high level and diverse expertise needed to support those sites. Examples range from retail and bank locations to remote operations sites for the oil and gas industry.

Mobile edge computing

Telcos want to move computing resources typically found in large datacenters to local offices or other sites. This further enhances the performance of their networks by bringing computing resources to the edge.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Some IoT architectures require the deployment of computer resources closer to the endpoints in a microdatacenter format.


  • Easier, centralized administration

    Eliminate dependence on complex storage area networks (SANs) that provision storage and I/O every time a new virtual machine (VM) image is created.

  • Lower costs

    Deploy virtual and storage infrastructures on a cost-effective, industry-standard, and compact hardware footprint.

  • No vendor lock-in

    Avoid becoming dependent on vendors of proprietary hyperconverged offerings.

  • Single-support software stack

    Deal with only 1 support team instead of several from different vendors when you need help troubleshooting.

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