Done right, server virtualization can lower costs and enable efficiency gains through the consolidation of physical hardware. However, the ease of provisioning new servers and applications can also lead to sprawl, which re-introduces many of the same maintenance and support issues that virtualization was supposed to address in the first place.
This e-guide explains how converged systems can help companies avoid this vicious cycle and surveys the major trends and contenders in the marketplace. Read on to learn about the defining features of best-of-breed technology, reference architecture and fully converged storage and explore the merits, challenges, costs and performance capabilities of each.
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