a new buzzword... what will "win", a "downsizing" of a server rack to an appliance, or upgrading a storage appliance with compute and cloud integration?
What is hyper-convergence ? - Definition from WhatIs.com
"Hyper-convergence (hyperconvergence) is a type of infrastructure system with a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources and other technologies from scratch in a commodity hardware box supported by a single vendor.
A hyper-converged system allows the integrated technologies to be managed as a single system through a common toolset. Hyper-converged systems can be expanded through the addition of nodes to the base unit. Common use cases include virtualized workloads"