The Truth About DIY Vs. Converged and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Hyperscale infrastructure—used by Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook—delivers performance in aggregate and extreme high density. It upends the existing way of doing business and creates a new lexicon for service providers and enterprise IT managers. Utilizing commodity off-the-shelf servers, networking, storage and a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach, enterprise IT managers and users react to the rapidly changing trend toward mobile and cloud.

DIY may appear different and new, but in reality, the concept is just another swing of the IT pendulum. What makes this trend unique, is that 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.

Join Gigaom Research for “The Truth About DIY Vs. Converged and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure,” a free analyst webinar Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST.

How does an enterprise IT organization determine the best path? Are the paths mutually exclusive? To most IT managers, the paths appear contradictory, but that is not the case for all IT operations. Which approach offers the best short and long-term results in operational efficiencies, effectiveness, flexibility, adaptability, and manageability? What is the total cost of ownership? These essential questions must be answered for each enterprise IT organization and may vary by project, department, location, or even application workload. This webinar will help answer those questions.

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

Who Should Attend: 

  • Enterprise IT Directors
  • Service Providers
  • CIO, CTO
  • IT Administrators
  • Storage Solution Providers
  • Hyper-converged manufacturers and system integrators