Which route – Converged, Hyper-converged or DIY?
A lot has changed since server virtualization broke through into the mainstream, more than a decade ago. Newer technologies, from hybrid cloud to containers and serverless, still use the core concepts of virtualization but in significantly different ways. At the same time, you have essential business applications that are unlikely to be going away any time soon, and whether they need a physical server or a virtual one, those still need to be hosted.
How can you square the circle of supporting existing monolithic apps, virtual servers, and developers working on modern cloud-native applications, without tripling your hardware budget? In this paper, we discuss how to build a business case for platform modernization and what to look for in a modern multi-purpose application platform.
Bryan is a technology enthusiast and industry veteran. He has been analysing, explaining and writing about IT and business in a highly engaging manner for around three decades. His experience spans the early days of minicomputers and PC technology, through the emergence of cellular data and smart mobile devices, to the latest developments of the software-defined age in which we all live today. Over his career, Bryan has seen at first-hand how IT changes the world – and how the world changes IT – and he brings that extensive insight to his role as an industry analyst.