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Kurt Hildebrand - Director of Converged Data Center Practice

Kurt Hildebrand

Kurt is Practice Director, Converged Data Center at PC Connection with over 15 years of experience in storage, networking, virtualization, clustering, disaster recovery, and business consulting. He holds several professional certifications, including Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Novell Engineer (CNE), EMC Certified Integration Engineer (EMCIE), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), VMware Certified Professional (VCP). In his free time, Kurt enjoys chess, hiking, gardening, and theater.

Articles by Kurt Hildebrand


Workspace Virtualization

Why Flexibility Matters

by Kurt Hildebrand | 06.27.16

Virtualized workspaces have been around for more than 40 years, starting with IBM’s VM and MVS mainframes, and more recently with virtual desktops (VDI), desktop as a service (DaaS), workspace as a service (WaaS), and as an application of converged infrastructure (CI).

Tags:CICitrixConfigurationDaaSDataDeviceHIPAAMVSPC ConnectionPCISoftwareSOXVDIVirtualizationVMVMwareWaaS

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Meets the Storage Monolith

Questions, Considerations, and a Way Forward

by Kurt Hildebrand | 06.21.16

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is emerging as a way to improve the delivery speed and efficiency for IT services by overcoming bottlenecks in how IT resources are deployed. 

Hyperconverged infrastructure accomplishes this by aggregating servers, storage, and networking into homogenous resource pools to enable dynamic scaling, ease of management, and improvements in agility, utilization, and cost reduction.

Tags:Data CenterDirect AttachedFiber ChannelHyper-converged infrastructureNAS

Disaster Recovery in a Virtual World

Now More than Ever, Failure Isn’t an Option

by Kurt Hildebrand | 06.16.16

Business is in the process of going digital, and while that has profound implications for the entire organization—technology, processes and people—it is particularly relevant to data protection and disaster recovery. Most data protection and data recovery (DP/DR) tools currently in use were created before optimization for virtualized server environments, integration with new storage technologies and cloud services were widely considered, according to IDC.

Tags:DataData ProtectionDigitalIDCTechnology

Converged Data Center Trends Survey

Data Center by the Numbers

What are your peers saying about the converged data center?

by Kurt Hildebrand | 03.17.16

Not long ago, TechPulse conducted a poll on Converged Data Center Trends in real-world IT organizations. I thought that some of the responses were extremely interesting and shed some light on what’s going on today with the journey to the modern data center. Take a look for yourself to see what your peers are saying.

Tags:CloudConverged Data CenterDisaster RecoveryTechPulse

The Road to Hyper-Convergence

Knowing Your Server Situation Is Half the Battle

by Kurt Hildebrand | 11.06.15

Server assessments are an essential step on the road to migrating to a hyper-converged data center infrastructure. Understanding how you are utilizing your existing resources is critical for capacity planning as you strategically determine how to implement hyper-convergence solutions in your data center to reduce costs, streamline operations, and simplify management.

Tags:ITNetworkingStorageVirtualization

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