The value of converged infrastructures is they save time. It’s not that IT can’t assemble the components themselves. But considering how busy most IT professionals are today, should they? The value of the data center is not the components within the data center. Instead, it is results it generates from the data it stores and processes. A converged infrastructure simply takes the monotony out of data center build-outs by pre-integrating compute, networking and storage.
The problem is that there is one thing that is almost always missing from the typical converged configurations – data protection. Of course data protection, being an afterthought, is not unique to converged architectures. But remembering it may be more critical. Remember the idea behind convergence is to speed up deployment, that means when IT finally remembers data protection, far more data has been at risk.
The answer? Integrate data protection into the converged package.
In our white paper, my colleague Curtis Preston discusses converged data protection and how its integration is vital to the success and safety of the converged infrastructure. You can get this paper right now if you sign up to watch our on demand webinar, “The Always-on Enterprise Requires New Service Level Objectives“.