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Hyperconvergence emerges as a data center building block
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.
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Features in this issue
IBM's SoftLayer acquisition gave an adrenaline shot to Big Blue's cloud ventures. SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby talks IBM's new cloud strategy.
Hyperconverged systems are succeeding converged infrastructure products as the latest in all-in-one data center offerings.
Software-defined environments moved from concept to shipping products recently, so it's time to learn about SDN vendor offerings and their roadmaps.
In-memory processing is faster, and vendors are innovating to make in-memory database technology cheaper and better.
Columns in this issue
As SaaS and IaaS offer services for pricing transparency in monthly bills, shrouded costs may be the death of traditional IT.
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.