HCI or disaggregate with Hyper-V and SOFS S2D are they way we're deploying now. So, the whole conversation is essentially moot.
Not really HCI as described with the DataOn. That's just a software RAID version of the non-HC model.
HC has always meant physical convergence.
I believe I referred to the DataON setup as "Converged" or sometimes "Asymmetric" not Hyper-Converged which is what Storage Spaces Direct is when running with both Storage Spaces and Hyper-V on the nodes.
I see. Asymmetric is a decent term. What about it is converged, though? It seems "unconverged", if you will. Other than the software RAID running on the storage nodes.
"Converged" in this case refers to both Hyper-V and Storage Spaces running on the nodes to provide virtual machine and storage cluster based arbitration.