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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
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    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']F[/dropcaps]or years, IT pros have been trying their best to improve what has become a chaotic desktop management environment and to reduce costs for providing desktop computers. One of the original use cases around hyperconverged infrastructure was virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Hyperconvergence and the Public Cloud

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']I[/dropcaps]t’s important to understand the ways by which you can leverage cloud services as a part of your hyperconverged infrastructure solutions. It’s also important to understand the concept of “private cloud” and how that fits with hyperconvergence. Can a hyperconverged solution deliver some of the things that cloud can give you?… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Ensuring Availability, Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

    Even the smallest of small businesses today depend on their IT resources being available on a 24/7 basis. Even short periods of downtime can wreak havoc, impact the bottom line, and mean having to cancel going out to lunch. Maintaining an agreed-upon level of infrastructure availability is critically important… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Addressing Data Center Metrics Pain Points

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']A[/dropcaps]s much as IT pros hate to be told, “We have to do more with less,” it’s doubtful that this directive will die in the near future. The unfortunate truth is that IT has to continue to do more with either no increase or with decreases in overall resources. This comes at the same time that increasing attention must be paid to various traditional data center pain points.… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Architecting the Hyperconverged Data Center

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']D[/dropcaps]ata centers are dynamic, complex, and sometimes even chaotic. As business needs evolve, so does the data center, with IT staff working hard to ensure that the operating environment is sufficiently robust. Hyperconverged infrastructure starts to change the mechanics behind how these efforts are carried out… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    Introduction to Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']I[/dropcaps]n recent years, it seems like technology is changing faster than it used to in decades past. As employees devour newer technologies such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices, and as they become more comfortable with solutions such as Dropbox and Skype, their demands on enterprise IT intensify.… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe
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    How does using hyperconverged infrastructure change my hardware refresh cycle?

    One of the more painful aspects of enterprise IT is that thanks to Moore’s Law, data center administrators find themselves replacing hardware every couple of years… Read More

    By James Green
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    What is the potential scale of hyperconverged infrastructure?

    At inception, hyperconverged infrastructure had some limited use cases, simply due to immaturity. This is expected with any new technology; when x86 virtualization first became mainstream, it had a limited use case until it could be fine-tuned. But as the architecture matures and different vendors perfect little pieces of the puzzle, HCI begins to be applicable to most use cases and most organizations… Read More

    By James Green