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The TCO of Premium Node Hardware for HCI

While the per node cost of using premium hardware in Hyperconverged Infrastructure 2.0 (HCI) is higher than the per node cost of using commodity hardware common to HCI 1.0, the total cost of ownership is significantly lower. The primary reason

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In Hyperconverged Infrastructure – The Hardware Matters

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) vendors often talk about their software; in fact, an increasing number of them are claiming to be software vendors more so than hardware vendors. The HCI software stack is primarily made up of two components; a hypervisor

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HCI 2 Stays Simple

One of the promised benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is simplicity coming from the convergence of computing, networking, and storage into a single tier and from the ease of scale by “just adding a node.” Half of the promise is

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HCI 2.0 Delivers Enterprise Class Performance

One of the initial appeals of hyper-converged infrastructure is its use of commodity hardware which in theory lowers costs. The reality is that most commodity hardware isn’t able to fully utilize high-performance CPUs, internal connectivity and high-performance NVMe media, which

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What is HCI 2.0

On paper, hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI) look like the perfect solution to most organizations’ IT woes. While the first generation of HCI solved organization’s point problems like virtual desktops and Tier 2 virtual workloads, they lacked the power and efficiencies required

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How to Protect the Entire Hybrid Cloud – Druva Briefing Note

Most organizations use the cloud in a hybrid manner. Some applications and workloads remain on-premises, while some are transitory between on-premises and the cloud, and still others are cloud only. The distributed IT model puts a new strain on the

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Why Do Point Products Break Backup

One of the most alarming trends in data protection is the number of different solutions data centers are deploying and managing so they can keep up with the organization’s recovery expectations and budget realities. The demands for rapid recovery are

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Why Virtualization STILL Breaks Backup

With the broad adoption of server virtualization by data centers, it became apparent that protection of the new environment was very inadequate. Organizations faced in-guest protection or very fragile off-host architectures. As adoption continued, VMware and others made significant strides

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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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Stopping High Availability Sprawl – DH2i Briefing Note

Almost every organization has a group of applications that must always be available. The cost of downtime is so significant that IT will want to expend large chunks of the IT budget to make sure they are available. Because of

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