Brad Porter, President of Porter Consulting
In the article Is There a Place for Converged and Hyperconverged in the Enterprise?, the analyst at Evaluator Group does a good job of discussing both Converged Infrastructure (CI) and Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI). The author defines the boundaries of both solution areas and where each is best used and implemented. Readers who are in the position of needing to decide between CI and HCI solutions, or are being asked by management to evaluate the different solutions, are wondering themselves.
There are two questions I would have for further investigation. First, if an organization decides on purchasing an HCI solution, should they go with a company new to the industry, like Nutanix, or should they go with a well-established organization, such as HPE, VCE, or NetApp. Second, if an organization has a specific set of software applications they are considering for purchase, how do they differentiate and evaluate the HCI and CI solutions being offered?
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