If you work in IT networking, the last 10 years hasn’t changed much. You still have to deal with siloed legacy infrastructure that takes time to manage, requires multiple teams to provision and deploy, eats up too much power and, thanks to sunk costs and scarce budgets, is hard to upgrade.
Virtualization and automation were supposed to relieve some of this burden. However, those two technologies site higher up the data center layer cake. Basic block and tackling must still be done more or less by hand when new services, storage and servers are being provisioned.
This is where converged infrastructure (CI) comes into play.Download