What is a composable infrastructure?

What is a composable infrastructure?
February 18, 2020 Mike Braico

What is a composable infrastructure?

And how is composable infrastructure different from converged and hyperconverged infrastructure?

Composable infrastructure treats compute, storage, and network devices as pools of resources that can be provisioned as needed, depending on what different workloads require for optimum performance. It’s an emerging category of infrastructure that’s aimed at optimizing IT resources and improving business agility.

The approach is like a public cloud in that resource capacity is requested and provisioned from shared capacity – except composable infrastructure sits on-premises in an enterprise data center.

IT resources are treated as services, and the composable aspect refers to the ability to make those resources available on the fly, depending on the needs of different physical, virtual and containerized applications. A management layer is designed to discover and access the pools of computing and storage, ensuring that the right resources are in the right place at the right time.

There are a lot of benefits to having a composable infrastructure. Resources can be reconfigured to make up the infrastructure environment each workload needs. A developer can request VMs with any combination of computing, network, and storage capacity.

At InData, we can help you create and optimize the infrastructure you need to achieve more. Contact us today to learn more about your different infrastructure options and how we can help you implement them.

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