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Kurt Hildebrand - Director of Converged Data Center Practice

Kurt Hildebrand

Kurt is Practice Director, Converged Data Center at 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


Data Center Survey Results

What’s Driving Your Data Center Decisions?

Converged Data Center Survey Results

by Kurt Hildebrand | 08.12.16

It should come as no surprise that truly agile organizations place a high value on having a modern data center that can support the latest applications, devices, and resources today’s users need to innovate and collaborate. In fact, 85% of organizations are pursuing a data center modernization strategy.* After all, as the heart of your organization’s operations, that data center—and its ability to support your business needs—informs some of your most important IT investment decisions. But how often do you evaluate the reasons behind those investment decisions? And how do your metrics stack up against your industry peers’ methods?

Tags:ConnectionData CenterIDGIDG ResearchITTechnology

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:CICitrixConfigurationConnectionDaaSDataDeviceHIPAAMVSPCISoftwareSOXVDIVirtualizationVMVMwareWaaS

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

Manage Cloud Growth with Converged Infrastructure

A Trusted Partner Helps Eliminate Complexity

by Kurt Hildebrand | 06.01.16

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way organizations design, manage, and operate their data centers. The revolution has been swift, disruptive, and sweeping. And it’s brought about unprecedented growth across almost all IT dimensions—data, equipment, security challenges, and virtual machines among them.

Tags:Cloud ComputingConverged InfrastructureDatacenterHardwareHyper-converged infrastructureITNetworkingPublic CloudSoftwareStorage

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