Over the past few years, a lot has happened to IT and to the technology industry. First and foremost, business leaders continue to demand more from their IT functions, including better and faster service, with seemingly endless expectations for increased efficiency.
In addition, several industry trends have had significant effects on enterprise IT:
? The proliferation of purpose-built devices
? The rise of the software-defined data center (SDDC)
? The emergence of cloud computing — or at least cloud principles and economics — as a key driver of enterprise IT
? The emergence of converged infrastructure
? The use of flash storage in certain enterprise applications At the center of all these trends lies hyperconvergence, which is the third generation of a series of converged opportunities that have hit the market.
Hyperconverged infrastructure (also known as hyperconvergence) is a data center architecture that embraces cloud principles and economics.
This book is written primarily for IT executives and managers
such as Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Technology
Officers (CTOs), IT directors, and technical managers.