The cost benefits of hyper-converged data centers in a small business environment

Data storage and virtualisation have become an increasingly important topic in IT departments across industries. How can you manage an increasingly expansive data environment while still allowing for scalability and efficiency improvements in the long term? The answer increasingly is hyper-convergence. By combining your storage, virtualisation, and networking techniques within a single data centre, you...

Software to the switch: Redefining data centre networking

Written by: William Scull Networking is catching up with the rest of data centre technology. Lenovo’s innovative Cloud Network Operating System (CNOS), based on open standards, simplifies programmability, hypervisor control and automation tools integration – all from a single, easily managed point of control. As with servers and storage, control of data centre network hardware...

10 facts about hyper-converged data centres your company needs to know

You might have heard about hyper-convergence, especially as applied to data centres and infrastructure. The term describes a system in which storage, networking, and virtualisation technologies are centralised and integrated (or converged) into a singular structure. The concept arose out of the drawbacks of first-generation data centres, which tended to treat existing components of the infrastructure as...