What to consider when planning for modern IT and the hybrid cloud era
This guide is designed as a concise reference for IT architects, infrastructure managers, storage specialists, and other senior IT professionals. It is crafted to assist these key decision-makers in ensuring that storage platforms adapt to evolving IT and business needs.
In today’s landscape, businesses are highly reliant on seamless access to their data, and this guide dissects the demands such reliance places on modern storage systems. It provides an in-depth look at the evolution of virtualized storage solutions, with a specific focus on the role and potential of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) in meeting today’s demanding storage needs.
Why this conversation, and why now?
The past fifteen years have seen rapid advancements in storage solutions. Innovations such as Solid State Storage, NVMe and faster networking have expanded sophisticated storage options to suit an unprecedented range of use cases. These developments must also be looked at with reference to the broader IT landscape, where the emergence of cloud solutions and virtualization technologies have given rise to new application architectures.
In light of this changing context, this guide delves into the continuing evolution of HCI storage. It examines how HCI can address a spectrum of challenges commonly encountered by IT teams, aiming to enhance service quality and flexibility while maintaining control over Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Moreover, this guide explores how HCI can streamline both infrastructure and operational management, painting a comprehensive picture of its place and promise in the modern IT landscape.
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