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    In the Beginning… of Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) emerged in the early 2000s as a response to the growing challenge enterprises faced in dealing with complex, multi-vendor, multi-system, multi-site IT infrastructure. It could be seen as the industry pendulum swinging back to a more centrally managed computing env… Read More

    By Dan Kusnetzky
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    Who’s Managing Your Hyperconverged Infrastructure? 

    Your organization has just spent millions on a complete overhaul of your traditional infrastructure in favor of a hyperconverged infrastructure deployment (HCI). Everyone’s excited about the change, but there’s one aspect that needs to be addressed in depth: who’s going to manage this new infr… Read More

    By Greg Stuart
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    The Many Paths to Hyperconverged Infrastructure Certification

    Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is a red-hot technology, and has been for a while. And,  like any popular tech, there’s usually a training program offered by the vendor -- accompanied by a certification exam or fifty! It seems that every year there are new certs and new certification track… Read More

    By Greg Stuart
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    Maximizing ROI with Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    Data center infrastructure is a costly endeavor for any organization. A lot of time and money goes into planning and architecting a data center infrastructure. If the architecture planning goes wrong or capacity planning is underestimated, it will be difficult to see a good return on investment (ROI… Read More

    By Greg Stuart
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    Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure Will Remain Relevant

    Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) has seen massive growth in the past 10 years, with much of its increased adoption happening in the last five years. While 10 years doesn’t seem like much time in the grand scheme of things, in the IT community, it is an eternity. Technology changes at a rapid pa… Read More

    By Greg Stuart
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    HCI vs. Traditional IT and Converged Infrastructure: Who Wins?

    What are the differences between traditional IT infrastructure, Converged Infrastructure (CI), and Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)? More than just a set of pros and cons, what are the fuzzy grey areas in between and overlapping these three approaches to IT infrastructure? The Internet is litt… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    Hyperconverged Infrastructure Pros and Cons

    What are the pros and cons of Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)? While a straightforward question, the answer is less so. There are many HCI vendors on the market. Non-HCI infrastructure choices have also caught up to HCI for some use cases, further blurring the lines. In attempting to define the… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    To Hyperconverge or Not To Hyperconverge?

    Many IT managers are greatly interested in, and enthusiastic about, the benefits of hyperconvergence for their organizations. I know that because conversations with clients and people at industry events often include these discussions. As with many tools, however, it’s best to know when it should… Read More

    By Dan Kusnetzky
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    The Layers of Hyperconvergence

    When I’m talking with clients about hyperconverged systems, I’m often surprised at their misconceptions about what it really is, especially their belief that new forms of hardware are doing all the heavy lifting. While it’s true that modular system design, very high speed internal networks, as… Read More

    By Dan Kusnetzky