Converged infrastructure CI
- May 01, 2020
While it may be overshadowed by OpenShift and Kubernetes, Red Hat Summit attendees were reminded that Red Hat Enterprise Linux still has a strategic role to play.
- August 27, 2018
Dell EMC will use its HCI systems when it bundles software to encourage multi-cloud environments and push adoption of the company's own multi-cloud strategy.
- July 06, 2018
HPE has complemented its recent high-end hyper-converged system with another HCI system to fit the space-constrained environments of branch offices or SMBs.
- June 20, 2018
HPE's edge computing strategy hinges on converged infrastructure systems to help enterprises manage data outside their data centers and the cloud, and help the company regain market traction.
- May 22, 2018
HPE strengthened its composable infrastructure strategy with the acquisition of Plexxi, a startup that adds a networking element crucial to the company's success in that market.
- February 08, 2018
Market pressures and manufacturing synergies drove Dell to integrate its HCI and CI products with its core business units, but opinions differ whether users will benefit.
- 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.
- July 05, 2017
The data center market moves quickly, so it's important to stay abreast of the latest news. See which product launches and emerging IT strategies made headlines so far this year.
- July 03, 2017
Red Hat finally stepped into the hyper-converged arena with an all-open-source, software-only offering. But will corporate users want to mix and match it with their own hardware?
- June 30, 2017
Converged infrastructure mainstay Vblock has reached its end of life, as Dell EMC's partnership with Cisco shifts to VxBlock and the more popular VMware switch.
- June 01, 2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise will focus on areas where the public cloud can't get the job done, such as multicloud technology and at the edge with internet of things projects.
- May 09, 2017
Enterprise IT teams can now buy data center hardware based on just what they use, rather than receive the one big bill that has long been a cornerstone of on-prem purchases.
- April 14, 2017
Enterprises will increasingly fill data centers with rack-scale hyper-converged infrastructure as the basis for hybrid clouds, says the CTO of Dell EMC's converged platforms division.
- March 15, 2017
As Cisco looks to soon be without SimpliVity as a hyper-converged infrastructure partner, it beefs up its HyperFlex product with coengineered software with Springpath.
- March 14, 2017
Smart technologies can automate and simplify the data center -- but only if you prepare for their implementation. Learn how to transition smoothly from legacy hardware.
- March 06, 2017
Converged and hyper-converged infrastructure is often built by one vendor. So, where's the corresponding vendor lock-in fear?
- January 20, 2017
With HPE's buy of No. 2 SimpliVity -- the first big deal in the HCI space -- IT pros see a more robust offering, but also higher prices and weaker support.
- January 19, 2017
Traditional converged infrastructure has been supplanted by hyper-converged infrastructure and cloud computing, but it remains a solid and useful platform.
- December 20, 2016
Growing server choices in hyper-converged appliances give enterprise IT pros all sorts of options, but many are more focused on the software.
- November 22, 2016
OpenStack in the enterprise is more likely to see continued adoption via vendor distributions and managed services, not the raw code of big-name customers, such as PayPal.
- November 10, 2016
The lure of free can be the deciding factor for organizations evaluating which hypervisor best fits their needs, and help them escape mounting annual license fees.
- October 25, 2016
Vote here for the Best Converged/Hyper-Converged Product in the 2017 Impact Awards.
- October 21, 2016
Industry watchers hash out the future of converged systems, the best use cases for enterprise workloads and how IT pros should plan ahead for changes in the market.
- October 20, 2016
Adding Dell servers to its hyper-converged infrastructure lineup boosts scalability and reliability for more use cases, says Dell EMC, but some customers may not be easily swayed.
- October 17, 2016
Greater memory and faster chips will better suit VMware's hyper-converged infrastructure for Tier 1 workloads, the company hopes, as its tries to outdo market-leading Nutanix.
- October 07, 2016
So what if many top vendors in the hyper-converged infrastructure market aren't profitable? Customers mostly care whether the technology is useful for their data centers.
- September 30, 2016
A new batch of converged infrastructure looks to deliver many of its benefits to IT pros while still offering customization for specific workloads.
- September 16, 2016
IT pros have found a way to save money and use existing hardware with software-only hyper-convergence, the lesser-known alternative to appliance-based HCI choices.
- August 24, 2016
Flash storage has reached a crossroads, where lower prices and greater capacity have led a growing number of hyper-converged infrastructure products to include all-flash storage.
- July 22, 2016
For IT pros managing virtualized, bare-metal and containerized workloads in the data center, can hyper-converged infrastructure offer what's needed?
- July 08, 2016
IT pros looking for on-premises hardware to help deliver DevOps may find it in composable infrastructure, which is starting to show up in enterprise data centers.
- June 17, 2016
HPE has found a data center friend in Docker to ease container entry into the enterprise, but right now, it's a step too far for some IT shops.
- June 15, 2016
Seeing the physical and virtual layers across the data center has been a herculean task that one company has spent the last two years tackling -- and now, it will be part of VMware.
- May 27, 2016
Running hard to catch up with competitors, HPE gets ready to deliver a new approach to help users realize their long-held vision for a software-defined data center.
- May 12, 2016
VCE's hyper-converged in size large had forced you to build a private cloud using VMware -- until now.
- April 13, 2016
Deciding between the new guy and the old standby has driven purchasing decisions for decades, but what do users think when it comes to hyper-converged infrastructure?
- March 18, 2016
Hyper-convergence can simplify IT operations by bringing together compute, storage and networking hardware with virtualization and management platforms, but it must break out of limited uses.
- March 16, 2016
With the hype around converged and hyper-converged IT infrastructure, resistance seems futile. While your IT organization will likely be a mix of converged, dedicated and cloud-based resources, convergence is moving into new areas.
- March 07, 2016
Hyper-converged infrastructure is set to replace some traditional hardware in the data center during the coming year, if enterprises can overcome organizational and budget worries.
- February 17, 2016
The Dell-EMC merger matters to a lot of enterprise IT organizations, whether it's the storage they buy, their plan for SDN, management software integration or even converged infrastructure choices.
- February 12, 2016
IT pros increasingly want to buy infrastructure and not build it, says president of VCE Chad Sakac, as he outlines plans for the company's converged infrastructure products.
- February 05, 2016
The maker of the Vblock, VCE, is securing its role within the EMC Federation after the Dell-EMC merger as a converged platform division with new offerings in the works.
- December 04, 2015
With the HP split complete, HPE customers can expect to see a stronger hybrid cloud push tied to Microsoft Azure and new cloud server systems.
- November 13, 2015
Data center industry trends include managers who don't just manage servers, storage and networking, but instead manage 'hybrid IT.'
- September 17, 2015
Are we ready for memristor-based artificially intelligent infrastructure in the enterprise data center?
- August 31, 2015
Nominate technology products here for the 2016 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards.
- August 18, 2015
IBM opens the doors of its proprietary mainframes, delivering two Linux-only boxes and significant code contributions to the open source world.
- August 13, 2015
Big data marketing hype has included a constantly evolving message, and IT pros keep falling for it, said 2014 Turing Award-winner Michael Stonebraker.
- June 25, 2015
The continued growth of hyper-converged infrastructure may raise more questions about staffing, rather than the technology, for enterprises.
- June 17, 2015
It's the right time for another round of IT cost-saving initiatives, and here are six areas where data center managers can reduce IT expenses.
- June 16, 2015
HCI makes local storage cool again -- and it keeps pace with how VMs access and store data better than some traditional storage architectures.
- June 03, 2015
HP will soon be split into two, with an enterprise business that IT pros expect will deliver faster to catch up in the quickly changing IT market.
- May 27, 2015
IBM tries the gumbo approach to creating a hybrid cloud: Some Power Systems with a dash of software reorg and a pinch of revamped software licensing.
- May 15, 2015
Hyper-converged infrastructure growth will continue as IT pros increase their understanding of these systems and vendors add important features.
- May 07, 2015
OpenStack has been an option for advanced users for many years, but new combinations match server hardware with enterprise support.
- April 22, 2015
Converged and hyper-converged infrastructure users say the bundled architecture changes daily operations in the data center.
- April 14, 2015
Enterprise big data workloads demand a lot from storage and network bandwidth. Storage, cloud and as-a-service vendors are developing the infrastructure to support them.
- March 31, 2015
A spate of new converged and hyper-converged systems give IT shops a potent combination of flash storage and pre-integration.
- March 12, 2015
Converged and hyper-converged infrastructure can be pricey, but IT shops that use these all-in-one boxes see long-term cost benefits.
- February 17, 2015
Network function virtualization is shaking up the networking status quo in large data center environments.
- January 13, 2015
No one sticks with their New Year's resolution -- where is that gym card anyway? -- but you can pick up seven modern habits and feel good about fit, healthy IT ops.
- January 05, 2015
These six data center trends will move from leading edge to mass adoption in 2015. Experts and IT organizations that already took the plunge explain why.