Issue OverviewModern Infrastructure - May 2014, Volume 3, Issue 5
Hyperconvergence is succeeding converged infrastructure technology for data centers that are fast, efficient and more hands-off for IT teams. This building-block approach bundles servers, storage and sometimes networking, which can be convenient -- but can also lead to the often-dreaded vendor lock-in.
Hyperconverged systems go beyond CI by adding grid software and a management interface. Smaller companies, or those seeking a simpler IT environment, are interested in hyperconvergence for scalability and easier management. Leading systems vendors are getting in on the action too, adding to the momentum for hyperconvergence.
Also in this May issue of Modern Infrastructure: The software-defined networking hype continues, but there's real technology available now. Plus, the latest on database availability finds that in-memory processing is more doable and more affordable than it used to be. Access >>>
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SoftLayer CEO talks IBM's cloud pitch, AWS competition
by Beth Pariseau
IBM's SoftLayer acquisition gave an adrenaline shot to Big Blue's cloud ventures. SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby talks IBM's new cloud strategy.
A software-defined networking reality check for potential adopters
by Ethan Banks
Software-defined environments moved from concept to shipping products recently, so it's time to learn about SDN vendor offerings and their roadmaps.
- SoftLayer CEO talks IBM's cloud pitch, AWS competition by Beth Pariseau
Hyperconvergence tackles storage and server strain
by Alex Barrett
Hyperconverged systems are succeeding converged infrastructure products as the latest in all-in-one data center offerings.
Turn to in-memory processing when performance matters
by Mike Matchett
In-memory processing is faster, and vendors are innovating to make in-memory database technology cheaper and better.
- Hyperconvergence tackles storage and server strain by Alex Barrett
Shrouded costs could be death knell of traditional IT
by Bob Plankers
As SaaS and IaaS offer services for pricing transparency in monthly bills, shrouded costs may be the death of traditional IT.
VMware and Citrix put gloves on, customers prep for winning products
by Brian Madden
Whether Horizon 6 or XenApp is better doesn't matter; the longer VMware and Citrix duke it out, the better both products will be for customers.
- Shrouded costs could be death knell of traditional IT by Bob Plankers
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