Converged Infrastructure (CI) offers IT departments several ways to reduce complexity and accomplish more for the business, even in an era of ever-increasing schedules and reduced budgets. By combining compute, storage and networking into a centrally-managed pool of resources, CI makes it possible to roll out systems quickly and scale them with relative ease.
Getting to success with CI, however, means understanding how a number of pragmatic factors can affect the way CI is implemented in a particular organization. CI is not a universal solution for every IT problem. There are tradeoffs to accept. However, when used right, CI's potential is nothing short of astonishing.
This paper offers insights into how to realize that potential. It draws on reviews from CI users taken from IT Central Station that reveal how they have achieved the best results with the technology.