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An Alternative Approach to HCI

Hyperconverged Infrastructures claim to be a simpler alternative to a traditional architecture with a dedicated compute and a dedicated storage tier. The primary source of the simplification is the elimination of a dedicated storage tier. Instead, HCI integrates storage into

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Data Protection Considerations for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Implementing a Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) seems easy, buy the basic three-node configuration, plug it into the network and start creating virtual machines. To a large extent, the initial setup and first days of use are just that, easy. The simple

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“Just Adding Another Node” – The Hidden HCI Scale Complexity

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is supposed to make scaling easier. When the architecture needs to deliver more compute power, storage performance or storage capacity, just add another node. The problem is “just adding another node”, especially as the number of nodes

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Can Software Defined Networking Bring Scale to HCI? – Big Switch HCI Briefing Note

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is one of those technologies that look great on the whiteboard. The idea of collapsing the compute, storage and networking tiers into one, and creating an infrastructure that automatically scales as each node is added to the

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Hyperconverged for the Enterprise and the Cloud – Datrium Amazon Product Briefing

Converging compute, storage and networking into a single tier sounds good at first but as the architecture scales and tries to extend into the cloud, problems arise. Most hyperconverged infrastructures are “over-converged.” In most cases, the lowest common denominator is

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The Value of High Focused Data Protection – HYCU Backup for Nutanix

Anytime an enterprise considers a new platform it has to address one particular requirement; how exactly IT will protect the new platform. If the platform promises enough value, IT may forgo that requirement and cobble together a “best efforts” data

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