By Jesse St. Laurent, HPE Chief Technologist, Hyperconverged & SimpliVity
A friend of mine recently needed some pretty significant repairs done on his house. Over lunch one afternoon, he relayed to me the agonizing task of choosing contractors to get the work done. How do you know you’re choosing someone who is trustworthy, has expertise in the area, or is giving you the most for your money? It wasn’t a job I envied.It did make me think though about how businesses go about choosing which vendor to select when it comes to transforming their infrastructure.

The task can seem just as daunting… where do you even start? When making the switch to a hyperconverged infrastructure, it’s important to approach vendor selection carefully.
In the critical area of data efficiency, many vendors claim they offer deduplication – the process of eliminating redundant information in the data center.

But not all deduplication technology is created equally.
If implemented correctly, global inline deduplication, compression, and optimization is extremely beneficial – improving performance, saving capacity, and lowering costs.

But if a vendor treats the deduplication process like an afterthought, you may not be getting the data efficiency your organization really needs.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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