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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

Hyper-Convergence Hardware

Traditional IT infrastructures—with their independent components, multiple management consoles, interoperability challenges, and siloed resources—are becoming increasingly ill-suited to the competitive needs of the digital economy.

Tags:Data CenterDatacenterHyper-converged infrastructureStorage

Hyperconvergence: The Modern Way to Enable Innovation

Increase Efficiency with Centralized Management

by Kurt Hildebrand | 09.29.15

Most of the time managing legacy data centers is spent on troubleshooting, provisioning, and conducting routine maintenance tasks. These activities consume the majority of IT resources, restricting IT’s ability to drive business innovation.

Tags:Data CenterHyper-converged infrastructureNetworkingStorageVirtualization

Software-Defined Networking: Adoption Update

How Does SDN Tie In with Hyperconvergence?

by Kurt Hildebrand | 09.25.15

As you might imagine, software-defined networking (SDN) eliminates a lot of the routine maintenance and support that ties up IT resources. This gives an enterprise the opportunity to better think strategically, become more flexible and agile, and better leverage cloud applications and a converged infrastructure. Where are we with adoption? And what role is SDN playing in the hyper-converged trend? What do IT leaders need to know about this?

Tags:CloudNetworkingSoftwareSoftware-defined networking

Adoption of Hyper-Convergence

What’s Driving It?

by Kurt Hildebrand | 09.22.15

The adoption of hyper-converged infrastructure is still in its early stages. A recent survey found that more than half of current non-adopters plan to deploy this infrastructure solution within the next 24 to 36 months.

Tags:Data CenterHybrid CloudHyper-converged infrastructureITNetworkingServersStorageVirtualization

Hyper-Converged Data Center

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a New Platform

by Kurt Hildebrand | 09.16.15

The increasing complexity of data centers has created numerous challenges for IT professionals trying to monitor and manage networks, servers, mobile traffic, cloud deployments, data storage, virtual machines, and other components of the modern digital enterprise. The latest in technological tools offer unprecedented business agility, flexibility, and scalability to enterprises—if they’re effectively leveraged. The problem is that IT departments frequently are bogged down just trying to keep their networks running 24 x 7. Juggling balls and putting out brush fires leaves IT pros little time to focus on enabling strategic business goals.

Tags:Hyper-converged infrastructureInfrastructureIT

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