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The Emergence of Hyperconvergence

Bob Plankers writing for The Virtualization Practice comments:

When it comes right down to it, most converged infrastructures we’ve seen so far can be summarized with three words: gilding the jalopy.

“That’s a bold statement,” you might be saying. And you’d be right. But I’ve spent years looking at what’s being shipped by VCE, Cisco, Dell, NetApp, and others, and it’s all just the same things an enterprise IT shop would have purchased themselves. The only convergence is the gilding on the front end, in the form of a glitzy (or not) self-service portal that ultimately ends up limiting your flexibility and options.

Hyperconvergence can take many different roads. See why Bob thinks that the current crop is doing something different than what we’ve seen before.

Read more at: The Emergence of Hyperconvergence

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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