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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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    Hyperconvergence Explained

    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
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    Aligning Architecture and Priorities

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']P[/dropcaps]erhaps one of the most enduring meta-conversations about IT in past decades has been around how well IT serves the needs of the business. Often referred to as “IT/business alignment” this conversation generally used to indicate when IT failed to meet the needs of the business… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    Test and Development Environments

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']I[/dropcaps]t’s pretty clear that production environments enjoy premier status in most data centers. Production gets the fastest storage, the biggest servers, and all of the supporting services which make the application magic happen… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    Data Center Consolidation

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']M[/dropcaps]ergers and acquisitions. Cost cutting. New business initiatives. There are all kinds of reasons why companies make the decision to consolidate data centers. Maybe your company undergoes explosive, barely controlled growth or they may decide to stop, take a pause, and reconsider how IT does business in their organization… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    Tier 1/Dedicated Application Support

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']N[/dropcaps]ot every company needs to tear down their entire data center and replace everything with shiny new hyperconverged infrastructure appliances. The chances are pretty good that you can’t really do that even if you wanted to. However, you may have a single application that’s challenging you and needs to be tamed… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Remote Office/Branch Office

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']R[/dropcaps]emote Office and Branch Office (ROBO) IT can create some pretty tough situations for IT pros to conquer. Perhaps the most significant problem is one of scale. Many ROBO environments have the need to grow very large, but need to do so by remaining very small… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe