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Hyper-converged infrastructure: Will the convergence trend transform the data centre?

Matthew Finnegan | March 16, 2016
Hyperconvergence means breaking down some traditional silos in the data centre.

"In terms of the bell curve of the market, hyper-convergence covers some portion of that today, but what is happening is we will see it continue to push out in both directions and we will see it a natural part of the infrastructure."

451 Research's John Abbott believes that hyperconvergence is another step towards software controlling the entire data centre.

"I think hyper-converged will be part of that," he says, "but I don't think it will be all of it."

This is because some converged infrastructure architectures also include "a lot networking stuff which the hyper-converged people don't really address".

"The virtual networking side is where Cisco and VCE and Oracle puts some efforts in that the hyper-converged people haven't done yet."

"The hyper-converged people like to say that they are the next generation after converged infrastructure but I am not sure that is the case. They have done a very good of merging storage and compute, but that is only part of the story."


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