“Silos build the wall in people’s minds and tie the knots in their hearts,” writes Pearl Zhu in IT Innovation: Reinvent IT for the Digital Age.Nutanix and other technology vendors popularized the concept of hyperconvergence—combining compute and storage in the same box—in an attempt to do away with silos in virtualization environments.For virtualization workloads, hyperconvergence is also extending into backup.

By 2020, 30 percent of organizations will have replaced traditional backup applications with storage- or hyperconverged integrated systems for the majority of backup workloads, according to a 2017 Gartner study.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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