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Converged Infrastructure Evaluation Guide

Last updated January 5th, 2021 for end of year updates. This free Evaluation Guide provides an overview of Converged Infrastructure technology & critical characteristics for selection. Download now!

The Evaluator Group Converged Infrastructure Evaluation Guide is part of a series of Evaluation Guides designed to help evaluate storage technology alternatives. These guides are for IT professionals seeking a neutral, objective discussion of the design considerations behind new products, technologies, and trends. Evaluator Group Evaluation Guide series are not vendor-sponsored, but offered as part of a paid subscription. They are developed based on our review of technology options and strategic analysis of how they can best be used in today’s information storage environments.

Instead of ranking product offerings, an exercise that ignores the uniqueness of each IT environment, Evaluator Group provides a wide range of data points from which to base a detailed evaluation. With this information Evaluator Group recommends IT professionals review their requirements, starting with this guide and the associated materials available, and use our team of experts to help make selections.

This Evaluation Guide plus the associated Interactive Comparison Matrix, Product Briefs and Product Analyses, are designed to assist potential buyers in understanding the options and products available and to help match requirements to the available technology choices.


The Converged Infrastructure Evaluation Guide includes:

  • Evaluation Guide Overview
  • What is Converged Infrastructure Technology?
  • History
  • CI vs. HCI
  • Cisco
  • Converged Infrastructure Designs
  • When to Consider CI?
  • How to use the CI comparison matrix?
  • EvaluScale Requirements
  • Summary

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