Product Code: IT017-004116
The current set of converged infrastructure solutions can be defined as a
packaging of storage, server, network, automation, and virtualization
technologies into a single rack-mounted solution.
- Potential customers should recognize that converged infrastructure
solutions do not provide a one-size-fits-all approach.
- Understand that converged infrastructure covers a wide range of different
- Discover a maturity model that can help organizations select the correct
approach for the particular problem they have.
- Why is the role of management software critical to any solution's success?
- Why are vendors developing and pushing converged infrastructure solutions?
Table of Contents
- Ovum view
- Key messages
RECOGNIZING THAT CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS ARE NOT A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL APPROACH
- Ovum's converged infrastructure model categorizes the potential use cases
- Solving existing problems is the most common use case for converged
CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS MIGHT SOLVE THE DATA CENTER COMPLEXITY ISSUE, OR MIGHT NOT
- Addressing the need to reduce suppliers to tackle the data center
- The power and energy question is less clear in terms of whether converged
infrastructure solutions save money
WORKLOAD OPTIMIZATION REMAINS A CONTENTIOUS ISSUE
- Dealing with different requirements makes optimization a complex
THE ROLE OF MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE IS CRITICAL TO ANY SOLUTION'S SUCCESS
- Managing the shift from IT push to business pull requires a new approach
- Automation technologies are critical to making converged infrastructure
solutions deliver value
- Recommendations for enterprises
- Recommendations for vendors
- Alternative views
- Ovum Consulting
- Figure 1: Ovum's converged infrastructure categorization model
- Figure 2: Ovum's technology use case model
- Figure 3: Reasons why power and energy reduction is being considered
- Figure 4: The shift in focus from supply to demand
- Figure 5: Ovum's management maturity model