Boring or not boring - that‘s not the question. It is about the fitting scalability model. If your usage scenario requires no synchronous scalability of storage capacity and compute power, then converged IT is the better choice. If both goes hand in hand then HCI makes a lot of sense. Using hyperconverged for the hype‘s sake mabe the reason why it‘s called HYPErconverged. Ha,ha !
Being boringly reliable is also not a bad thing.
Yours truly, Frank from Fujitsu