VCE: The Secret Behind the Magic

I visited with VCE last week and after chatting with a number of customers it was clear this company, which has been massively successful, is also incredibly unique.  VCE was created to provide a best of breed approach to hyper-converged solutions but “best of breed” approaches generally fail due to inconsistencies and conflicts between the components. That didn’t happen here.  In fact, VCE showcases that best of breed can work but only if you approach the problem very differently. Let’s focus on the secret behind the VCE Magic this week. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE  NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT...

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…Converged and Hyperconverged Choice, Fear Abounds

One of the most persistent concerns shared by many IT professionals is the fear that once a vendor technology decision is made, the die is cast and there is no turning back. For better or worse, you’re in for the long haul. This fear of being “over the vendor barrel” is often a powerful motivator to retain as much independence as possible so as not to be subject to the whims of any single technology organization. In fact, according to ESG research, the top 3 concerns businesses have with deploying integrated computing platforms (ICP) like converged and hyperconverged systems is: 1. Too expensive 2. Vendor lock-in 3. Giving too much control to one vendor To read the complete article, CLICK...

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How to Protect an EVO RAIL (Video Series)

VMware’s EVO RAIL is an architecture for a hyper-converged, software-defined data center in a single appliance form-factor … to be delivered by various hardware partners.  But how do you protect that all-in-one solution? For the next several weeks, ESG will be releasing a seven-part series of ESG Capsules, 2 minute video segments, where I’ll talk more about some of the protection possibilities and caveats in an EVO world. To read the complete article, CLICK...

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