Software and hardware disaggregation are driving new product categories for next-generation data centers that include converged appliances, high density servers, and software-defined storage and networking equipment. Among the hottest areas of hardware innovation are converged infrastructure (CI) platforms and Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) that integrate hyper- and rack-scale hardware with virtualized software stacks for compute and storage.
These all-in- one CI and HCI designs have several significant advantages compared to traditional servers: easier to purchase, faster to deploy and manage and potentially lower operating and capital costs. Through their ease of deployment, converged and hyperconverged systems facilitate rapid growth with cloud architectures, while providing lower OpEx through unified and consistent management consoles. Likewise, the scalability and central manageability of CI and HCI platforms allows organizations to consolidate their data center footprint by aggregating applications onto fewer systems or a single logical pool by migrating applications from smaller data centers and computer rooms into a few large, more efficient facilities.
Grab a copy of our report today and find out why CI and HCI are the hot new platforms in 2018, and understand their relevance to enterprise, cloud and service provider data centers. Learn how these new platforms have a role to play in 5G, IoT and Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC). In our exclusive newly updated CI and HCI report, we’ll analyze market and technology drivers, cover popular use cases, and provide an overview of cutting-edge products from leading vendors. Stay in the know with the SDxCentral Research team! Download your complimentary report now.
Sponsored by Big Switch Networks and Cisco Systems Inc.
Organizations covered include: Arista Networks, Avere, Big Switch Networks, Cisco Systems, Dell EMC, Diamanti, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi Vantara , Hive-IO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, NetApp, Nokia, Nutanix, Pivot3, Plexxi, Pluribus Networks, Scale Computing, Stratoscale, Teradata, and VMware.
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With the release of SDxCentral’s 2018 Future of the Converged Data Center Report, SDxCentral will be hosting an exclusive report webinar, Leveraging Next-Gen Networking to Unlock the Power of HCI, sponsored by Big Switch Networks on 2/15.