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    Hyperconvergence Explained

    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 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 & 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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    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