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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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2018 SMB Disaster Preparedness Guide

Small to medium-sized businesses face unique challenges when it comes to disaster recovery. They have to deal with a much tighter budget than a larger business, while at the same time having to meet very similar recovery expectations for users.

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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 HCI Guarantee Application Performance?

Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) promise simplicity; simpler management and simpler scaling. One of the challenges though is that as an organization scales it also starts to expect specific response times from specific applications. Priorities set in, and IT must assure the

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Did HCI Create a Storage Problem to Solve a Storage Problem?

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) seems like a dream come true for IT professionals trying to deal with rapid data growth. HCI is built from a cluster of nodes, with each node providing compute, storage performance and storage capacity. When the organization

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Can HyperConvergence Work at the Edge? – StorMagic Briefing Note

Edge computing, remote offices, branch offices (ROBO), small data centers, and IoT use cases are on the rise. Most research predicts that the amount of data stored outside the data center will be 40X more than what is stored inside

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Efficiency Matters More in The Cloud – Turbonomic Briefing Note

Making sure a data center’s compute, network and storage resources are used efficiently is important. But making sure those resources are efficiently used in the cloud is critical. In the data center, finding a better way to balance the compute

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