Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions
The Truth About DIY Vs. Converged and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
Caroline McCrory; Marc Staimer; Simon Bramfitt; David A. Chapa
Hyperscale infrastructure — like that used by Amazon, Google, and Facebook — delivers performance in aggregate and extreme high density — leading to enterprise IT managers incorporating commodity off-the-shelf servers, networking, storage, and a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach.
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While the divergence approach is gaining momentum, so too is the opposite convergence trend. The current convergence fashion has several names: hyper-convergence, engineered systems, appliances, and software-defined compute/networking/storage that are shrink-wrapped in hardware.
View this on-demand webinar as industry experts Marc Staimer, President & Chief Dragon Slayer, Dragon Slayer Consulting; Enrico Signoretti, Gigaom Research Analyst; and David A. Chapa, Chief Technology Evangelist for Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions discuss the pros and cons of DIY versus hyper-converged solutions.. Moderating the discussion will be Caroline McCrory, Sr. Director, Gigaom Research.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Compare and contrast the DIY and Hyper-convergence approaches
- Processes and procedures for utilizing either
- Pros and cons of each
- Systematic methodology (including checklists) in determining which approach works best for a given data center, project, department, location, or application workload