"Hyper-convergence may be on the upswing, but concerns about vendor lock-in, integration and the independent scaling of resources, including storage, limit its appeal for some.
Enterprises have a plethora of storage infrastructure options to choose from in 2019. There are traditional storage technologies, for example, SAN and NAS; public and hybrid cloud storage; software-defined storage; and hyper-converged storage. Each technology has its strengths and weaknesses and is better-suited to specific use cases and applications, depending on the performance, access and cost considerations of an organization..."
"Server sales slowed in anticipation of the new Intel Xeon processors, but they are expected to start up again before the end of the year...
Global server shipments are not expected to return to growth momentum until the third quarter or even the fourth quarter of 2019, according to Taiwan-based tech news site DigiTimes, which cited unnamed server supply chain sources. The one bright spot remains cloud providers like Amazon, Google, and Facebook, which continue their buying binge..."
"Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Here's what you need to know about this venerable, but increasingly sophisticated, form of cyber attack...
Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email as a weapon. The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing that the message is something they want or need - a request from their bank, for instance, or a note from someone in their company - and to click a link or download an attachment..."
"Businesses turn to hyper-convergence to reduce data center complexity so IT can more directly support business goals and capitalize on the value of data...
The rise of the data-driven economy is fundamentally altering the role of IT and its approach to modernizing the data center. Hyper-convergence is playing a central role in how IT is coping with this transition
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) research has found that, for IT decision-makers prioritizing data center modernization, the most commonly identified modernization activity is the deployment of converged and, in particular, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI)..."
"How firms can implement hyper-converged infrastructure to make cost and performance savings...
Buying IT has always been a bit of a minefield to the uninitiated, and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is no different. However, HCI can potentially provide huge cost savings when done correctly..."
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