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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
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    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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    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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    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