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    Hyperconvergence Explained

    Is being 100% virtualized a requirement for hyperconvergence?

    One question that often arises when talking about hyperconvergence is one around whether organizations have to take an all or nothing approach to the technology. Do you need to jump in feet first and rip and replace your existing services, or is there a middle ground somewhere between rip/replace and maintaining the status quo?… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Introducing Free Vendor-Neutral Hyperconverged Infrastructure Professional Training & Certificate

    It’s no secret that hyperconvergence is the next wave of innovation and efficiency in the modern data center, following virtualization. Yet the concept is still fairly new to many in the IT world. The opportunities and benefits that hyperconverged infrastructure offers are still waiting to be unco… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Hyperconvergence Explained

    Is Storage + Dense Server Considered Hyperconverged?

    Question: Is a [Storage Vendor Name] + dense server implementation close enough to be considered 'hyperconverged'? What is and what isn’t considered a 'hyperconverged' infrastructure?… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Hyperconvergence Explained

    Is hyperconvergence software or hardware?

    A hyperconverged platform will always have a software component and may sometimes have a hardware component as well… Read More

    By James Green
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    Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    How is a hyperconverged platform managed?

    Over the past few years, the IT industry has noted an issue with something that could be called ‘management sprawl.’ Not in terms of business (although that happens too!) but in terms of the portals for managing a given technology. There was a period of time where every little item had its own management console, leading to confusion about where and how to manage things… Read More

    By James Green
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    Hyperconvergence Explained

    The Hyperconvergence of Teams

    Is physical hardware in the data center begins to converge, a question arises. Especially in enterprises with very distinct infrastructure silos, who will manage this stuff?… Read More

    By James Green
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    How would implementing hyperconvergence affect my IT staff?

    Many IT administrators, especially at larger organizations, focus very specifically in one area. They know what they know, and anything outside of that is someone else’s problem. Their usual response upon considering hyperconvergence is, “If this platform really took off in my organization, what would happen to my job?”… Read More

    By James Green
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    Hyperconvergence Economics: How It Impacts the IT Budget

    Hyperconverged infrastructure has the potential to transform more than just the data center. By unlocking staff time and other resources, hyperconvergence can help your organization transform IT from a “keeping the lights on” cost center to a top-line revenue driver… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Overcoming Inertia — Mitigating Hyperconvergence’s Perceived Challenges

    Not everyone is enamored with the potential for hyperconverged infrastructure. Some simply have no present need to re-examine data center operations. There are myriad reasons why respondents identified these challenges around hyperconverged infrastructure adoption.… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe