There are many who say that converged infrastructure is the future of the data center, but what’s the future of converged infrastructure?
For any technology to succeed, there must first be a good use case around deployment and utilization. Converged infrastructure is no exception. Here are five ways in which converged infrastructure can help companies overcome some of the many challenges facing the modern data center.
Slowly but surely, small and midsize businesses are beginning to adopt converged infrastructure solutions in larger numbers. A recent survey from Techaisle, a global SMB IT market research firm, found that 10 percent of small businesses and 27 percent of midmarket businesses—higher numbers than in the past—plan to incorporate some degree of converged infrastructure into their environments. As the market matures, Techaisle expects these numbers to grow even more.
In the past five years, more and more businesses have adopted the desktop virtualization model, citing benefits such as efficiency, security, application data mobility, lower costs, and end user satisfaction. According to Technavio, the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market shows no signs of slowing down. It is expected to reach $14 billion globally by 2020.
There is a lot of conversation about converged infrastructure and how it impacts the modern data center. Today, these conversations are evolving into enterprise use-case and deployment scenarios.