3 Key Considerations when Comparing Hyperconverged Vendors

| May 16, 2017

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The hyperconverged market is the fastest growing segment in IT and the market is flooded with vendors big and small, old and new. Whether you’ve got a consolidation initiative, a VDI project, a need for simple and reliable data protection, or are just curious, hyperconverged infrastructure is worth exploring.

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Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. Created by mathematicians, the Enterprise Immune System uses machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, IoT and industrial control systems. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up, identifying threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Named on Fast Company’s ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ 2018 ranking, Darktrace is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, and has 650+ employees in over 30 offices worldwide.

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