Hyperconverged Infrastructure Earns Enterprise Trust for Critical Use – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, April 15th 2019

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Studies by Evaluator Group have tracked enterprise use of hyperconverged infrastructure for three years; the latest results suggest the technology has crossed a threshold of acceptance. Back in 2016, Evaluator Group undertook a new study, titled “HCI in the Enterprise,”...

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How to Compare the Cost of HCI Systems – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Saturday, March 9th 2019

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Every year Evaluator Group conducts a survey-based study on HCI in the enterprise designed to gauge attitudes and acceptance for this technology in large companies and to understand which products are being considered and how they’re being evaluated. In the...

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HCI Use Cases: Edge Computing, Artificial Intelligence – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Thursday, January 17th 2019

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HCI use cases are continuing to increase; read up on the role HCI can play in edge computing as well as in advanced computing scenarios such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. In 2018 the hyperconverged infrastructure market continued its...

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Microsoft’s Storage Spaces Direct: How It Differs from Other HCIs – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Tuesday, December 11th 2018

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Microsoft’s Storage Spaces Direct HCI, which reappears in Windows Server 2019, disaggregates the storage from the compute nodes. Find out how the product differs from other HCIs. In the last blog we focused on HCI products that had disaggregated architectures, meaning...

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The Value of Disaggregated Hyper-Converged Infrastructure – ITPro Today Blog by Eric Slack

By Eric Slack, Monday, November 12th 2018

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A disaggregated hyper-converged infrastructure approach delivers more flexibility and resource efficiency over traditional HCI models, but carries a few drawbacks. Learn about the pros and cons and compare disaggregated HCI products. A hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is composed of a cluster of nodes...

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HCIs Can Have Disaggregated Architectures

By Eric Slack, Monday, October 8th 2018

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Product categories and labels can be useful for IT professionals who are involved in the process of identifying and evaluating potential solutions for a new project or infrastructure upgrade. Vendors and analysts are also interested in these product categories (in...

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HCI’s Evolving Use Cases – State, Local Government and Education

By Eric Slack, Monday, July 9th 2018

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The move towards “integrated” systems, IT infrastructures designed around ease of deployment and scaling, is real as organizations strive to reduce costs and maintain the ability to support their dynamic IT environments. Hyperconverged (HCI) wasn’t the first open systems integrated technology...

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What Comes after CI and HCI? – Composable Infrastructures

By Eric Slack, Monday, February 19th 2018

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There’s an evolution occurring in IT infrastructure that’s providing alternatives to the traditional server-, storage- and SAN-based systems enterprises have used for the past two decades or so. This evolution was first defined by “hyperscalers”, the big public cloud and social...

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HCI – What Happened in 2017 and What to Watch for in 2018

By Eric Slack, Sunday, January 14th 2018

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The Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) segment continued to grow throughout 2017. Evaluator Group research in this area expanded in 2017 as well, adding products from NetApp, Lenovo and IBM. In this blog we’ll review some of the developments that occurred in 2017...

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How does Hyperconverged Fit in the Enterprise? — findings from Evaluator Group Research

By Eric Slack, Thursday, November 30th 2017

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Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCIs) have enjoyed significant success over the past several years, based partly on their ability to reduce the effort and shorten the timeframe required to deploy new infrastructures. HCI’s early success came largely in small and mid-sized companies,...

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