4 predictions for hyperconverged infrastructures in 2019

RICHARD HARRIS | January 22, 2019

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Enterprise Storage in 2019 will no doubt continue to evolve as the demand for storage space continues to grow. Almost everyone agrees that hybrid cloud is going to improve, we will see more automated and intelligent storage, and containerization and server-less solutions will abound.But as reported by Forbes, we humans produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day at our current pace - and that number is on the rise by many factors, including IoT, the Internet, and social media. So where is all of that data going to go, and what does 2019 look like in the land where most of this data is kept? HCI is a term that simply stands for "hyper converged infrastructure" - or put into other words; how data centers are managed. It aims to combine storage, compute, virtualization, and networking into one space so it's all more controllable, scalable, and manageable. It's more of a concept than an actual standard though. Some common characteristics for an HCI are deduplication, recovery, multisite management for remote boxes, wAN optimization, clones, and more.

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