Gartner Research

Plan Now for the Future of Converged Infrastructure

Published: 06 February 2015

ID: G00272347

Analyst(s): George J. Weiss

Summary

Converged infrastructure is becoming more software-defined, intelligent and adaptable to workloads. I&O leaders should evaluate and pilot newer, more advanced CI solutions to ascertain the technology's changing value proposition.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • CI is becoming less monolithic and hardware-defined and more software-defined and intelligent, allowing I&O leaders to benefit from improved infrastructure agility and simplified system management
  • The value proposition of CI is expanding to include easier alignment between IT infrastructure and workloads and end-to-end management life cycle support, enabling I&O leaders to have better support for digital business

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