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Data Protection is the Key to Hyperconverged Adoption – HYCU Briefing Note

Most HCI systems are first purchased to be the platform for a specific greenfield project within an already busy data center. The goal is to expand HCI use as new projects come online or old ones are ready for IT

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Live Webinar: 10 Reasons Why Backup Breaks and How to Fix It

IT professionals have been struggling to develop a consistent, reliable backup strategy since the beginning of the data center. Yet the more the data center has evolved, the more difficult the task of successfully protecting data has become. Now, for

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Why Backup Breaks and How to Fix it

For most organizations backup, the process of regularly and consistently protecting production data, is fundamentally broken. As a result, these organizations have very little confidence in IT’s ability to recover data at all, let alone promptly. To try to fix

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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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