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Hyperconverged Infrastructure And The Future Of IT: Podcast

In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, we talk with Wikibon's Stu Miniman about hyperconverged infrastructures and why IT pros need to pay attention.

"Hyperconverged infrastructure" sounds like an urban setting for Buck Rogers. Sure, we've been talking about it for a while, but is it a real thing, or is it simply a label marketing teams came up with for tried and true converged systems?

In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice, we get some answers and a look at where this futuristic-sounding technology might take us.

(Image courtesy of Stu Miniman)

(Image courtesy of Stu Miniman)

Our guest this week is Stu Miniman, principal analyst at Wikibon and host of theCUBE. Miniman is an active member of the networking (Ethernet and SAN), virtualization (vExpert 2011, 2012, 2013), and cloud communities. He is a proponent of linking information and people in IT by leveraging the latest tools and processes from the innovation and social media communities.

Previously, Miniman worked at EMC for 10 years with a primary focus on storage networking and virtualization technologies. Prior to EMC, he worked with voice, video, and data solutions at Lucent Technologies, and with power solutions at American Power Conversion.

[See 9 Data Center Automation Tools IT Pros Should Know.]

In a wide-ranging conversation conducted via Skype, Miniman talked about the definition of the hyperconverged infrastructure, who might use it, and why. He discussed where the technology is likely to be heading in the next few years.

Along the way, we also covered integration issues, virtualization concerns, and whether "hyperconverged" is another way of saying, "you can't do it yourself."

Is a hyperconverged infrastructure in your future -- or even in your present? What do you think about the term, and about the technology it describes? In the podcast, you'll hear from an expert voice.

We'd love to hear from you, too. Tell us about your experience with hyperconverged infrastructures in the comments. We look forward to a very converged conversation.

Curtis Franklin Jr. is Senior Editor at Dark Reading. In this role he focuses on product and technology coverage for the publication. In addition he works on audio and video programming for Dark Reading and contributes to activities at Interop ITX, Black Hat, INsecurity, and ... View Full Bio
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