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April 20, 2017

Webinar - Webinar to Discuss Hyper Convergence

The age of hyper convergence is upon us. These solutions bring together the required resources to enable businesses and service providers to more affectedly scale and meet the needs of cloud-based services and customers.

Gartner (News - Alert) says that by 2019 approximately 30 percent of the global storage array capacity installed in enterprise data centers will be deployed on software-defined storage or hyper converged integrated system architectures based on x86 hardware systems. (It is less than 5 percent today.) The research firm also expects 20 percent of mission-critical applications currently deployed on three-tier IT infrastructure to transition to hyper converged integrated system architectures by 2020.

“Integrated systems are combinations of server, storage, and network infrastructure, sold with management software that facilitates the provisioning and management of the combined unit,” Gartner explains. “As organizations seek to modernize and consolidate legacy data center infrastructure, the appeal of integrated systems is high, as these technologies are able to coexist with existing systems and integrate increasingly with the use of external cloud services. Software vendor support is rarely an issue with most integrated systems that are aimed at generic situations, and the dividing line between the role of integrated systems and that of traditional three-tier server, storage, and networking infrastructure becomes more blurred with each year.”

Leaders in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems include Cisco (News - Alert), EMC, HPE, NetApp, Nutanix, Oracle, and SimpliVity. Dell, Pivot3, and SGI are listed as visionaries. Fujitsu, Hitachi, and Teradata are in the challengers quadrant. And niche players include Atlantis Computing, Atos, Huawei, Lenovo, Scale Computing, and Riverbed.

Gartner-named leader and innovator Dell (News - Alert) EMC and its partner ePlus will be staging a webinar on Wednesday, April 26 at 2 p.m. Eastern time and 11 a.m. Pacific time to talk about hyper convergence. This online event, titled "It's Spring! Do You Still Need to Bundle Up?", will feature speakers Matt Cowger, Global Director, Field Evangelism and Cloud Native at Dell EMC (News - Alert), and Mark Melvin, Chief Technology Officer at ePlus. 

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Edited by Maurice Nagle