Today’s business expectations continue to evolve with the customer-driven need for convenience, making the once hyped digital economy a reality. Of course, as this digital economy grows, IT needs to keep pace with a modernized infrastructure.Cost efficiencies need to stay at the forefront as well, which is driving the ongoing evolution to the next generation of hyperconvergence.  Hyperconverged infrastructure – which is expected to drive mainstream adoption for businesses of all sizes – brings together containers, VMs and storage into a single software solution that can run on any x86 hardware platform, or from the Cloud.It’s the rise of software-based solutions that makes this modern, more flexible approach to a hyperconverged infrastructure more feasible – and much easier for companies to start their journey to hyperconvergence. “With the rise of software-defined storage, in which storage services are implemented as a software layer, the whole idea of data storage is being reimagined,” writes Mike Matchett of The Taneja Group.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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