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    Hyperconvergence Explained

    How Complexity is Killing Efficiency in Your Data Center

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']W[/dropcaps]hen it comes to operating a data center - be it a private cloud infrastructure for a global enterprise or a small server closet in an SMB - there are a few things that are always true… Read More

    By James Green
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    Hyperconverged Infrastructure Integration & Paradigm Shifts

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']O[/dropcaps]ne of the challenges with any infrastructure change in the data center is the process of integrating and migrating workloads. This has been one of the more talked about points with hyperconverged infrastructure. We often see that the integration of hyperconverged nodes into an existing on-premises data center being touted as one of the easiest parts of adoption… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    SDN is the Next Great Hyperconvergence Frontier

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']O[/dropcaps]ften overlooked, networking is a vital component in a hyperconverged. One reason it is often overlooked is many customers chose to use an existing 10 Gigabit Ethernet environment, and they simply plug their hyperconverged infrastructure in and go on their way… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Hyperconverged Infrastructure, the VMware vCloud Suite, & Abstraction

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']O[/dropcaps]ne of the most important aspects of hyperconvergence is the ability to replace traditional infrastructure with a streamlined, easier to use and manage solution. Since there are many technology and application needs with in a data center, the hyperconverged infrastructure must be flexible in the sense that it must be able to run multiple applications.… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Can I 'Mix and Match' Hyperconverged Appliances?

    In recent weeks, we’ve held a series of webinars helping people to understand the basics around hyperconverged infrastructure and also providing a forum in which attendees can ask any questions that they may have about the technology. There have been a number of questions that arose that we simply did not have time to answer live… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Hyperconvergence Explained

    How To Leverage Storage in the World of Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']R[/dropcaps]ecently, I wrote a blog post here at Hypercoverged.org that attempted to answer the question about whether an organization must be 100% virtualized in order to use hyperconverged infrastructure. The answer to that question is… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Hyperconvergence is But One Option Among Many

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']Q[/dropcaps]uestion: 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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    Comparing Failure Domains Between Traditional and Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']W[/dropcaps]hen 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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    Hyperconvergence & the SMB

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]he data center is a complex beast, even for the SMB and small midmarket.  There are a lot of different devices and services that comprise the data center environment, including servers, storage (both rotational and solid state), the hypervisor, backup and recovery tools, and a whole lot more.  When all of these services are considered in total, the cost of a hyperconverged solution may look pretty good… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe