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Comparing Integrated System Approaches for Virtualized Environments

Published: 03 June 2016

ID: G00297306

Analyst(s): Jerry Rozeman


When selecting an integrated system, I&O teams must choose between integrated infrastructure systems, hyperconverged integrated systems, integrated stack systems and integrated reference architectures. This assessment compares the key differences, strengths and weaknesses of these four system types.

Table Of Contents
  • Benefits of Integrated Systems
  • Classes of Integrated Systems
    • IIS
    • HCIS
    • ISS
    • IRA
  • Comparison Summary


  • Introduction
    • The Challenges: Time to Production and Ease of Operations
    • The Solutions: Four Categories of Integrated Systems
    • The Differentiation: Distinctions Among Integrated System and DIY Approaches
  • Integrated Infrastructure System
    • Key Aspects of an IIS
    • Time to Production
    • Ease of Operations
    • Overview
  • Hyperconverged Integrated System
    • Key Aspects of an HCIS
    • Time to Production
    • Ease of Operations
    • Overview
  • Integrated Stack System
    • Key Aspects of an ISS
    • Time to Production
    • Ease of Operations
    • Overview
  • Integrated Reference Architecture
    • Key Aspects of an IRA
    • Time to Production
    • Ease of Operations
    • Overview


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