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    Hyperconverged Infrastructure Checklist: 5 Must-Ask Questions

    Every pilot knows about the pre-flight checklist: the items that must be checked and meet a standard of satisfaction before the pilot turns over the engine. Without it, the pilot could be in a world of hurt; if they haven’t checked the fuel for water, the engine could fail. If the control surfaces… Read More

    By James Green
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    Administrators Can't Know Everything Anymore

    How many systems administrators is it reasonable for an organization to have?  Very few companies can afford to keep around the ever-increasing number of specialists required to know every aspect of their infrastructure, automation, operating systems, applications and so forth.  So what do we do?… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    Networking Considerations for Hyperconvergence

    Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) has unique networking requirements.  Realizing the full potential of one's HCI hardware requires that one pay careful attention to networking needs.  Each solution is different, and each hardware combination presents new challenges, but there are some rules of… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    Hyperconvergence Is Great for the Remote/Branch Office

    Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) vendors report success selling HCI solutions to organizations for Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) deployments.  The reasons for this are the same reasons why HCI has proven so popular amongst Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). HCI solutions remove much of th… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    WAN Connectivity Isn’t Getting Any Less Expensive

    The cost of internet access depends greatly on where you are located.  For many, the price of internet connectivity hasn't changed in some time, nor does it look to be getting less expensive any time soon. This has some real-world impacts on organizations of all sizes. In developed nations it is a… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    Learning from The Cloud

    Anyone selling an on-premises IT solution today is not competing against other on-premises providers.  They're competing against the public cloud.  The simple, easy to use experience that public cloud vendors provide has altered customer expectations. If one has to perform a task only occasionall… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    Hyperconvergence Is More Than Just Software-Defined Storage

    There are many companies claiming to offer Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) appliances or installable software solutions.  The diversity of options in this segment means solutions claiming to be HCI can look radically different.  So just what is HCI? At its most basic HCI is a solution wherein… Read More

    By Trevor Pott
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    Isn’t Linear Scaling Wasteful?

    In conversations with my customers surrounding hyperconvergence, some of the sharper folks will ask an important question about the hyperconvergence model… Read More

    By James Green
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    Infrastructure Sizing: Hyperconverged vs. Traditional Infrastructure

    When it comes to hyperconverged infrastructure, one of the questions that gets asked is a pretty simple one: What is the difference between sizing a traditional data center environment as opposed to a data center based on hyperconvergence?… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe