HCI has moved on, and data protection for HCI has to catch up
Key elements of essential IT infrastructure are evolving with unprecedented speed. One area where the advance from “new technology” to “ready for mainstream use” has been especially quick is hyper-converged infrastructure, now widely referred to as HCI. Indeed, HCI has grown-up so rapidly that enterprises large and small are adopting the platform to support an expanding range of workloads.
But no IT system exists in isolation, which raises the question of whether HCI’s evolution has outstripped other essential parts of the IT ecosystem. In particular, how well has data protection (DP) kept up with the growth of HCI?
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