5 Things to Look For in a Hyperconverged Solution

| October 31, 2017

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By now, you’ve probably heard the hype about hyperconverged infrastructure. The software-defined infrastructure technology that combines storage, compute, virtualization and networking capabilities all into one appliance. Well, we’re happy to tell you the hype has plenty of substance to back it up. As just one example, IDC found that hyperconverged sales grew 64.7% year over year during the first quarter of 2017, generating $665.1 million worth of sales.

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