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Converged infrastructure (CI) News
December 22, 2017
The improved price-performance and remote management software capabilities of hyper-converged systems for edge computing could prove fortuitous as edge comes into vogue.
December 18, 2017
It's essential to stay ahead of the data center industry news, as the market moves quickly. See which product launches and acquisitions made headlines in 2017.
September 01, 2017
The emergence of converged and hyper-converged infrastructure has increased the role of data center generalists, which leaves a question about the role of specialists.
August 23, 2017
Cisco's purchase of Springpath could open the door to further use of hyper-converged software across the Cisco portfolio, including in its Unified Computing System.
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Converged infrastructure is an approach to data center management that packages compute, networking, servers, storage and virtualization tools on a prequalified turnkey appliance.dles of hardware and software in a single chassis. Continue Reading
Implementing HCI systems in the data center is a big undertaking for IT. Learn the basics of this emerging technology and its components before you make the leap. Continue Reading
Infrastructure is the foundation or framework that supports a system or organization. Continue Reading
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Public cloud backup offers a low-cost solution to data protection challenges in hyper-converged infrastructure shops, but disaster recovery poses a new set of issues. Continue Reading
Shiny new products like composable infrastructure and on-premises cloud platforms could offer a way to achieve software-defined infrastructure -- but beware the pitfalls. Continue Reading
HCI vendors offer software-only options that allow IT to steer clear of lock-in and scalability concerns. However, commodity hardware that matches HCI software can be hard to come by. Continue Reading
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Developments in all-flash storage and hardware-accelerated graphics have helped make CI and HCI for VDI more cost-effective for organizations of all sizes. Continue Reading
Work closely with hardware specialists and engineers in the data center, as emerging compute, network and storage technologies have ramifications beyond the racks. Continue Reading
Looking to scale a hyper-converged appliance? Consider the differences between a scale out, scale up and scale through approach for servers, storage and networks. Continue Reading
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Although rising data center densities don't seem problematic for hyperscale providers, they create challenges for enterprises. Discover how hyper-converged systems can help. Continue Reading
To determine if a series of blade servers is the right call for more condensed compute in your data center, evaluate its benefits compared to hyper-convergence. Continue Reading
IT departments want to shrink their list of suppliers -- but should it be longer? Cloud, mobility and big data have IT rethinking vendor selection. Continue Reading