Delivering on Converged Infrastructure Promises

| May 2, 2016

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You’ve standardized across your infrastructure at each layer of the technology stack: operations, security, applications, database, network, server/hypervisor, storage and data protection. But each layer still has its own preferred vendor, patches and so on and there is still little integration between layers of the stack. Add to that, the push from the C-suite to move to cloud. Now you’re adding another layer of complexity to integrate your on-premise and cloud technology. Converged or hyper-converged architecture has been hailed as the answer to all your IT nightmares packaged compute, storage, network and virtual machine in a single system to minimize the effort needed for design, implementation and ongoing IT operations.

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