All About Converged Architecture http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/133871/more en When It Comes to Composable Infrastructure, Beware the Oxymorons http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/when-it-comes-composable-infrastructure-beware-oxymorons <div class="node-body article-body">Lately, it seems, quite a few technology players are jumping on the composable infrastructure bandwagon, claiming that their take on a modern infrastructure is a truly composable one. I beg to differ. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/when-it-comes-composable-infrastructure-beware-oxymorons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/when-it-comes-composable-infrastructure-beware-oxymorons#comments All About Converged Architecture composable infrastructure composable infrastructure converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure HPE HPE Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:56:00 +0000 176651 at http://windowsitpro.com Value Propositions for Converged Architecture: Fewer Admins for More Workloads http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-fewer-admins-more-workloa <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most common misconceptions among those who don’t rigorously examine CapEx and OpEx spreadsheets is where the highest costs in an organization’s IT infrastructure are.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-fewer-admins-more-workloa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-fewer-admins-more-workloa#comments All About Converged Architecture capex capex converge infrastrucure converge infrastrucure converged architecture converged architecture HPE HPE opex opex sysadmin sysadmin Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:56:00 +0000 176591 at http://windowsitpro.com Value Propositions of Converged Architecture: Lifecycle Management http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-lifecycle-management <div class="node-body article-body">When you make a substantial financial outlay for hardware to host IT infrastructure workload, you, and the people who sign the checks, want to be certain that you get as much as possible out of your investment.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-lifecycle-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-lifecycle-management#comments All About Converged Architecture converge infrastrucure converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastrucure HPE HPE lifecycle management lifecycle management virtualization virtualization Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:18:00 +0000 176271 at http://windowsitpro.com Are You 'Workload Optimizing' or 'Workflow Optimizing' Your IT? http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/are-you-workload-optimizing-or-workflow-optimizing-your-it <div class="node-body article-body">Historically, computer systems have been designed with a focus on optimizing application performance. The ability to run applications faster is obviously an important attribute of IT infrastructure. Yet, in recent years, customers have begun looking more closely at optimizing the speed of service delivery. In this new paradigm, IT is transforming from a cost center to a profit center by creating new revenue streams with sleek mobile-first and user-friendly big data applications. Since faster time to market means profits sooner, time to market is becoming a critical metric.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/are-you-workload-optimizing-or-workflow-optimizing-your-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/are-you-workload-optimizing-or-workflow-optimizing-your-it#comments All About Converged Architecture composable infrastructure composable infrastructure converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure HPE HPE Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:15:00 +0000 176221 at http://windowsitpro.com Why the World is Adopting Converged Architecture http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/why-world-adopting-converged-architecture <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s business environment is evolving into a digital ecosystem, and that ecosystem must support a very digital user. What’s fascinating is the pace and acceleration of this evolution. Mobility, the Internet of Things and the growth of cloud are all impacting services--and entire go-to-market strategies. Through it all, companies need their technology to keep up with evolving consumer and business demands.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/why-world-adopting-converged-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/why-world-adopting-converged-architecture#comments All About Converged Architecture converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure Data center Data Center HPE HPE Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:25:00 +0000 175761 at http://windowsitpro.com Just What the Heck Is Composable Infrastructure, Anyway? http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/just-what-heck-composable-infrastructure-anyway <div class="node-body article-body">What is composable infrastructure? If you’ve read any industry blogs or articles lately, chances are you’ve come across the term. So what exactly is "composability?" Why do we need it? Is this the same thing as "converged infrastructure?" </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/just-what-heck-composable-infrastructure-anyway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/just-what-heck-composable-infrastructure-anyway#comments All About Converged Architecture composable infrastructure composable infrastructure converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure HPE HPE hyperconverged infrastructure hyperconverged infrastructure Microsoft Microsoft Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:55:00 +0000 175611 at http://windowsitpro.com Value Propositions: Converged Architecture and the Cloud http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-and-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">If you listen to some vendors, there is no need for on-premises infrastructure anymore. Everything that you want to do you, you can do in the cloud. All you need to do is rent the infrastructure--no capital expenditure cost, just ongoing usage-based operational expenditures. The reality isn’t quite that straightforward.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-and-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-and-cloud#comments All About Converged Architecture cloud cloud converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure HPE HPE Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:33:00 +0000 175501 at http://windowsitpro.com 5 Things to Look for in a Converged Hardware System http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/5-things-look-converged-hardware-system <div class="node-body article-body">It happens with almost any new technological advance: Suddenly, every product is in the cloud, or mobile-based, or big data-ready—whether they really are or not. The same thing is happening with the word “converged.” </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/5-things-look-converged-hardware-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/5-things-look-converged-hardware-system#comments All About Converged Architecture converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure HPE HPE virtualization virtualization Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:57:00 +0000 175181 at http://windowsitpro.com Value Propositions: Converged Architecture and Containers http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-and-containers <div class="node-body article-body">In recent years there has been a trend toward increasing workload density. A decade and a half ago, you would generally run one workload on one hardware chassis. While it was certainly possible to install different products, such as Exchange Server or SQL Server, on the same server running Windows 2000, administrators would generally avoid doing so unless they were deploying a Small Business Server-type solution. If you were doing enterprise IT on Windows systems in those days, you’d rarely see SQL Server and Exchange Server on the same chassis in a production environment. All that changed with the widespread adoption of virtualization.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-and-containers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-and-containers#comments All About Converged Architecture Containers converged architecture converged infrastructure HPE Microsoft virtualization Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:40:00 +0000 175121 at http://windowsitpro.com Hyperconvergence + Cloud: A Match Made in IT-Efficiency Heaven  http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/hyperconvergence-cloud-match-made-it-efficiency-heaven <div class="node-body article-body">Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you’re familiar with hyperconverged infrastructure. And you’re probably also aware of the value that a cloud solution can deliver. But you may not be aware of the great synergies that you can achieve by combining these technologies and what that can do for your data center. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/hyperconvergence-cloud-match-made-it-efficiency-heaven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/hyperconvergence-cloud-match-made-it-efficiency-heaven#comments All About Converged Architecture converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure HPE HPE hyperconverged systems hyperconverged systems Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:25:00 +0000 174991 at http://windowsitpro.com