Guest Column | August 30, 2016

Don't Miss Out On The Converged Infrastructure Growth Trend

By The Business Solutions Network

An IT solution provider discusses a major data center growth trend that every channel IT company should be taking advantage of right now.

Converged Infrastructure is one of the hottest data center concepts today, enabling organizations to manage resources, control applications and deliver rich content in new and more efficient ways. According to 451 Research’s “Voice of the Enterprise: Servers and Converged Infrastructure” study, refresh projects are a big driver of enterprise investments in servers and converged infrastructure systems in 2016. Additionally, 60% of respondents said they plan to increase spending on servers this year and 79% said they plan to spend more on converged infrastructure. Analyst group Gartner predicts this market, which started a zero in 2012, will reach $5 billion by 2019.

For those not familiar with converged infrastructure, it’s important to understand that it is not a technology. Rather, it is an approach to data center management that seeks to minimize complexity and compatibility issues among servers, storage systems and network devices while reducing infrastructure costs and the overall foot print.

Recently, I sat down with Travis Sales, president of Breakthrough Technology Group, LLC., a provider of secure private cloud, connectivity, and managed IT solutions. With more than 20 years’ experience and expertise in virtualization technologies, Sales was the perfect candidate to answer my converged infrastructure questions.

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