Commodity hardware is an inexpensive computer component or device interchangeable with other hardware of the same type. For example, commodity hardware is a consumer-grade desktop PC or hard disk you can purchase in regular IT shops. This equipment does not have any special function and can be used for different purposes.
Commodity hardware can be configured to perform complex tasks, including disaster recovery and live replication between multiple sites. This equipment enables business continuity and prevents vendor lock-in at an affordable price.