Originally published on June 4, 2014
The more important questions is, “What does a converged infrastructure do?”
Also called “infrastructure-in-a-box,” converged infrastructure solutions combine the elements of IT infrastructure (servers, virtualization software, networking, and storage) and streamlines these components by simplifying the flow of information.
In other words, converged infrastructure allows businesses to consolidate their servers and optimize their network resources while being able to support multiple processes faster than traditional infrastructures currently can.
Today, most business’s IT departments are a combination of four branches of IT infrastructure: network, compute, operations, and telephony.
Although this separated model has worked for years, innovations in virtualization and cloud technology has allowed IT manufactures like Cisco UCS, Nimble SmartStack, and Dell to introduce a more optimized option for businesses.
Converged Infrastructure provides all of the features of the traditional IT ecosystem but with one new benefit: it packages all of IT’s components. This allows businesses with complex IT infrastructures to:
Certified IT consultants at Centre Technologies can show you how converged infrastructures optimize your business processes. Contact your local Centre Technologies in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, or Austin today.
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