The Gorilla Guide to Converged Infrastructure

January 7, 2020

Discover the Power of Converged Infrastructure and learn how Converged and Hyperconverged Infrastructure Compare and Contrast. The more automated the delivery of the right storage to the right data, and the delivery of the right protection, preservation and privacy services to the right data, the more appropriate the infrastructure option is. This was supposedly what the storage vendors were working on when the SAN world was disrupted by the virtual server crowd. Converged Infrastructure is intent on returning us to that course. The purpose of this guide is to provide the IT planner or server administrator with background information that will assist them as they consider alternatives for hosting their mission-critical workloads and their data.

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EPMA

EPMA, Headquartered in Houston, Texas, is the fastest growing project and portfolio management services and solutions company in America. It is also the premier and largest dedicated Microsoft Gold Certified Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) Partner in the world. EPMA has extensive experience helping organizations and divisions implement, develop, integrate, host, train, and support global project and portfolio management solutions.

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whitePaper | February 25, 2020

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EPMA

EPMA, Headquartered in Houston, Texas, is the fastest growing project and portfolio management services and solutions company in America. It is also the premier and largest dedicated Microsoft Gold Certified Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) Partner in the world. EPMA has extensive experience helping organizations and divisions implement, develop, integrate, host, train, and support global project and portfolio management solutions.

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