The simple concept of convergence allows multiple tasks to be performed on a single device. This effectively conserves space and power. For example, rather than carrying separate devices – like a cell phone, camera, and digital organizer – each technology converges on a single device, or smartphone.

Another good example is surfing the Internet on a high-definition TV (HDTV). A hyper-converged system allows the integrated technologies to be managed as a single system through a common toolset. It is a type of infrastructure system with a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates resources and other technologies from scratch.