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Beware the 'Myth-Conceptions' Surrounding Hyperconverged Integrated Systems

Published: 18 February 2016

ID: G00300488

Analyst(s): Julia Palmer , George J. Weiss , Andrew Butler


Infrastructure and operations leaders planning to invest in hyperconverged integrated systems need to be aware of seven assumptions and myths when making their buying decisions. Give preference to decoupled architectures in which the software and hardware form a layered, portable architecture.

Table Of Contents


  • All Implementations Comprise Standard and Open Architectures
  • All Implementations Are Destined to Fail Mission-Critical, Scalability and Resiliency Tests
  • HCIS Costs Represent the Least-Expensive Deployment Model
  • The Most-Important Use Case, by Far, Is VDI
  • HCIS Spells the Demise of Traditional Storage Arrays
  • HCIS Eliminates Data Center Interoperability and Silos
  • Traditional Vendor Selection Preference Will Remain the Same
  • Conclusions

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