Converged infrastructures assemble components from multiple IT domains into one integrated system by combining virtualization, storage, networking and compute. A management framework is also included that allows orchestration of the entire infrastructure so that each constituent technology doesn’t have to be managed separately. But from that set of basic parameters, the individual flavors vary significantly, and those different flavors are well worth a closer look.
- Premiered: 07/08/14
- Author: Taneja Group
- Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Is there a benefit to understanding how your users, suppliers or employees relate to and influence one another? It’s hard to imagine that there is a business that couldn’t benefit from more detailed insight and analysis, let alone prediction, of its significant relationships.
- Premiered: 06/17/14
- Author: Mike Matchett
- Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
The era of IT infrastructure convergence is upon us. Every major vendor has some type of offering under this category. Startups and smaller players are also “talking” convergence. But what exactly is convergence and why are all the vendors so interested in getting included in this category? We will explain below the history of convergence, what it is, what it is not, what benefits accrue from such systems, who the players are, and who is leading the pack in true convergence.
- Premiered: 06/10/14
- Author: Arun Taneja
- Published: Virtualization Review
IT departments can benefit from storage vendors eavesdropping on their arrays to help them curb the amount of Internet of Things data inundating their storage shops.
In-memory processing can improve data mining and analysis, and other dynamic data processing uses. When considering in-memory, however, look out for data protection, cost and bottlenecks.
Providing a safe alternative to public cloud-based file sync-and-share services is a good idea, but be prepared to expand those services to enhance other business processes.
Cloud-based files services like Dropbox have changed the game of file data access. Making file data more accessible is a long-standing problem that was first addressed by consumer-level products that were free of enterprise encumbrances.