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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
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    7 Myths About Hyperconvergence

    Hyperconverged systems have quickly become thought of as the go-to architecture for everything. The industry, however, has seen this type of enthusiasm for a concept, development approach or overall architecture time and again. Industry research firms quickly rushed in to “put their stamp” on th… Read More

    By Dan Kusnetzky
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    Hyperconverged Infrastructure Is Evergreen

    There is a Bizzaro cartoon from the early 90s that says "actually, we prefer the 'sparse look' – we just can't afford a place big enough to achieve it." One the face of it, this is simply an amusing single panel cartoon with a biting critique of western materialism. Underneath it, however, is a la… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    How Hyperconverged Infrastructure Is (And Isn't) Like a Car

    One of the key underpinnings of ease of use is standardization. Computers are often compared to cars, with cars standing in as a sort of generally accepted standard of ease of use for a mass-market mechanical device. So, are computers like cars yet? And if so, how does hyperconvergence help or hinde… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    The Overlooked Importance of Ease of Use

    Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions have a number of advantages over traditional IT infrastructure stacks, most of which have been covered extensively on this website. One advantage that is frequently overlooked is ease of use. Most of the posts here on hyperconverged.org deal with some e… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

    The current IT goal for many organizations is “something… something… cloud computing.” The higher up the org chart one travels, the less specific anyone is on the details, but everyone agrees that cloud is important. How to get there is left as an exercise for systems administrators, and dis… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    Hyperconvergence as a Bridge to the Cloud

    It's been a little more than 10 years since Amazon launched their Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. As with most new technologies, adoption has taken time; however, analysts predict that by 2020 cloud will be the new normal. This isn't to say that on-premises IT is going away, but things cloud… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    What You Need to Know About Hyperconvergence Monitoring

    Every systems administrator knows that Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is the cornerstone of IT. Without monitoring, alerting and analytics, even modest IT deployments can quickly get out of hand. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is something of a black box, and this can create c… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    How To Upgrade Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    So your Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) cluster is not performing the way it used to. You have run short of something; storage, maybe. Perhaps you are low on processing power, or network bandwidth. It’s upgrade time, but what kind of experience can you expect with HCI? How is it different fro… Read More

    By Trevor Pott