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.
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.
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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?
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.
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Just because something is generally a good idea doesn’t mean you should rush right out and do it. Your best bet is usually to wait until all the facts are in and weigh the evidence carefully before proceeding. We would all agree that buying flood insurance for your home is a prudent move—unless you live in the desert. Virtualization is also a great example of something that seems like a no-brainer, but may not be in every circumstance. Read on for tips on making sure your infrastructure is ready for virtualization.