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    Hyperconvergence Explained

    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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    Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    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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    Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    SimpliVity Announces Enterprise-Grade Hyperconvergence on Cisco UCS

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']S[/dropcaps]impliVity’s OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS assimilates eight to twelve core data center functions on Cisco UCS C240 rack-mount servers, including the hypervisor, compute, storage, network switching, backup, replication, cloud gateway, caching, WAN optimization, real-time deduplication and more.… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Hyperconvergence Explained

    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
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    Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    VMware Officially Validates the Hyperconvergence Model with VMware EVO: RAIL

    [dropcaps type='square' color='#ffffff' background_color='#e04646' border_color='']A[/dropcaps]s I’ve said for a very long time, IT organizations must get on the simplicity bandwagon – regardless of the form that takes – in order to enhance their value to the business.  VMware’s introduction of EVO appears to be another step in the direction of simplicity.  Perhaps the primary downside that I see to EVO: RAIL is the product’s 100% reliance on a full VMware stack, in particular VSAN.  There are far more mature hyperconverged offerings in the market today that can fill the same niche that VMware is attempting to fill and can fill it with a product that has more capabilities.… Read More

    By Scott D. Lowe