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MAKING THE JUMP TO
HYPERCONVERGENCE
DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND
www.forsythe.com
Forsythe is a leading enterprise IT company,
providing advisory services, security, hosting
and technolog...
THANK YOU TO
OUR SPONSOR
IT IS ALWAYS
SPEEDING UP
DIY CONVERGENCE HYPERCONVERGENCE
HISTORY OF IT INFRASTRUCTURE
FROM DIY TO HYPERCONVERGENCE
Ask yourself:
a) HCI 101: Just learning, trying to see if it’s a fit
b) HCI 201: Researched technologies, identifying work...
WHAT IS HYPERCONVERGENCE?
Storage
Virtualization
CPU HypervisorMemory
PROBLEMS HCI
ADDRESSES
Business innovation,
IT flexibility, staff expertise
Operational complexity,
lack of time and resou...
WHAT IF YOU
DO NOTHING?
YOUR
BUSINESS LOSES
COMPETITIVELY
ONE
YOUR BUDGET
KEEPS GETTING
SQUEEZED TIGHTER
TWO
YOU MAY BE
FORCED INTO A
CLOUD-FIRST
STRATEGY
THREE
BIGGEST BARRIERS
TO ADOPTION
Business
as usual
New operational
models
Cloud-first strategy
Ask yourself:
WHICH OF THESE BEST DESCRIBES
YOUR ORGANIZATION’S BIGGEST
BARRIER TO ADOPTION?
d) Some of the above
e) All o...
Private/hybrid
cloud
Remote office VDI
USE CASES FOR HCI ADOPTION
Install base
refresh
THREE KEY
THINGS TO
LOOK FOR
Mature virtualization platform1
Enterprise-class functionality2
Ease of use3
http://focus.forsythe.com/articles/525/How-to-
Unlock-the-Power-of-Hyperconvergence-The-
Risks-and-Rewards
CHECK OUT THE
O...
http://focus.forsythe.com
OR FIND MORE ARTICLES ABOUT
BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY
SOLUTIONS AT FOCUS ONLINE:
Author:
Bob Perkins
Solution Specialist, Forsythe
www.forsythe.com
Forsythe is a leading enterprise IT company,
providing ...
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Making the Jump to Hyperconvergence: Don't Get Left Behind

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Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is more than just software-defined storage—it’s a completely software defined architecture. It offers public-cloud-simplicity in a private-cloud-environment.

Seems like an obvious win-win, but many IT organizations stall to make the jump. Don’t let your business get left behind.

View to learn:

--What HCI is and how it is proving to be a game-changer for companies.
--Why lack of flexibility, resources and expertise are common pain points.
--The biggest adoption barriers and how you can break through them.
--The best use cases for HCI and opportunities you can capitalize on when you make the jump.
--Three keys to finding the right solution in a rapidly advancing environment.

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Making the Jump to Hyperconvergence: Don't Get Left Behind

  1. 1. MAKING THE JUMP TO HYPERCONVERGENCE DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND
  2. 2. www.forsythe.com Forsythe is a leading enterprise IT company, providing advisory services, security, hosting and technology solutions for Fortune 1000 organizations. Forsythe helps clients optimize, modernize and innovate their IT to become agile, secure, digital businesses. Sponsored by
  3. 3. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR
  4. 4. IT IS ALWAYS SPEEDING UP
  5. 5. DIY CONVERGENCE HYPERCONVERGENCE HISTORY OF IT INFRASTRUCTURE FROM DIY TO HYPERCONVERGENCE
  6. 6. Ask yourself: a) HCI 101: Just learning, trying to see if it’s a fit b) HCI 201: Researched technologies, identifying workloads c) HCI 301: Full “go”, hybrid strategy w/HCI infra in works WHAT STAGE BEST DESCRIBES WHERE YOUR ORGANIZATION IS CURRENTLY?
  7. 7. WHAT IS HYPERCONVERGENCE? Storage Virtualization CPU HypervisorMemory
  8. 8. PROBLEMS HCI ADDRESSES Business innovation, IT flexibility, staff expertise Operational complexity, lack of time and resources Underutilized, aging tech and costly refreshes, migrations
  9. 9. WHAT IF YOU DO NOTHING?
  10. 10. YOUR BUSINESS LOSES COMPETITIVELY ONE
  11. 11. YOUR BUDGET KEEPS GETTING SQUEEZED TIGHTER TWO
  12. 12. YOU MAY BE FORCED INTO A CLOUD-FIRST STRATEGY THREE
  13. 13. BIGGEST BARRIERS TO ADOPTION Business as usual New operational models Cloud-first strategy
  14. 14. Ask yourself: WHICH OF THESE BEST DESCRIBES YOUR ORGANIZATION’S BIGGEST BARRIER TO ADOPTION? d) Some of the above e) All of the above a) Culture, silos, lack of alignment b) Lack of expertise, flexibility c) Business rushing IT into the cloud
  15. 15. Private/hybrid cloud Remote office VDI USE CASES FOR HCI ADOPTION Install base refresh
  16. 16. THREE KEY THINGS TO LOOK FOR Mature virtualization platform1 Enterprise-class functionality2 Ease of use3
  17. 17. http://focus.forsythe.com/articles/525/How-to- Unlock-the-Power-of-Hyperconvergence-The- Risks-and-Rewards CHECK OUT THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE:
  18. 18. http://focus.forsythe.com OR FIND MORE ARTICLES ABOUT BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS AT FOCUS ONLINE:
  19. 19. Author: Bob Perkins Solution Specialist, Forsythe www.forsythe.com Forsythe is a leading enterprise IT company, providing advisory services, security, hosting and technology solutions for Fortune 1000 organizations. Forsythe helps clients optimize, modernize and innovate their IT to become agile, secure, digital businesses.

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