Did you know that the hyper-converged infrastructure market is estimated to jump from $1.07B in 2015 to $13.96B by 2024?
In my first blog around resolving converged complexity, I took a look at the traditional FlexPod sales model, and while giving due credit to the tremendous value FlexPod has brought to our partners and customers, I also briefly described some challenges brought on by the flexibility of the technology model and the real-time involvement of multiple entities in the sales process.
A large percentage of IT resources and budgets are spent on infrastructure management and maintenance. Learn how you can get the most out of your converged infrastructure and beat the competition with FSA One Frameworks in this #90SecondSolution featuring Avnet Solutions Manager, Bruce Gilroy.
“So which converged infrastructure stack should I hang my hat on? Which is the best one? Which one is growing in the market? Which one will still be around in a few years? Which suppliers are really supporting the channel? Where should we invest our resources and focus, you know we want to grow our revenue and customer base, right? And margin, we need to be profitable, of course…”
Why FSA One Frameworks? A Little Background and Perspective
New types of applications, workloads, and user demands require greater levels of optimization. This means ensuring resources are available when both the users and the business require them. As a solution provider, it’s important to ensure that your customers have the best possible compute experiences. This is where the value of convergence can have a direct impact.
So just when you thought you had gotten your arms around Converged Infrastructure, Converged Platforms and Hyper-converged...
All of a sudden, everyone is starting to talk about Composable Infrastructure (and if you're not hearing about it yet, you soon will and in a big way). Cisco's talking about composable, HPE is releasing a whole new composable architecture called Synergy, and many of us had just figured out how to have a relevant conversation about converged vs. hyper-converged and where they fit. The pace of change is our industry is as rapid as ever, so I thought I'd try to offer a bit of clarity with a high level overview of composable infrastructure and why it matters.
Ever wonder what a complex process, such as building a Cisco IBM VersaStack™ converged system looks like? Traditionally, partners unbox more than 150 individual pieces and manually test each part, one-by-one. Avnet's integration services takes the complexity and risk out of the equation and gives partners the time and flexibility to focus on other business-critical activities.
One of my favorite parts of EMC World 2015, held May 4–7 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, was the cavernous lounge filled with blue bean bag chairs for relaxing and watching EMC TV (e.g., featuring speakers, presentations, etc.). After a long day of schlepping around the Venetian and the adjacent Sands Expo and Convention Center, it was a delight to plop down into one of the seemingly hundreds of blue bean bags and kick back for some chill time. Since it had been years since I’d felt the distinctive crinkle of jumping into one of these things, the 10-year-old-kid in me was on cloud nine. From my legume-filled perch, I was regaled by all the wonders that constituted EMC World 2015.