SimpliVity is pioneering the next generation of converged infrastructure, Convergence 3.0. This is the first in a series of posts in which we provide an overview of the convergence landscape and demonstrate how SimpliVity is able to provide benefits and customer value far beyond all other offerings in the market. Click here for my presentation at the Gartner Data Center Conference 2013 in which I introduced Convergence 3.0.
The IT infrastructure market is undergoing unprecedented transformation. The most significant transformation is reflected by two narratives: “Convergence” and “Software Defined Data Center” (SDDC). Both are responses to today’s IT realities of infrastructure clutter, complexity, and high cost, and they represent attempts to simplify IT and to reduce overall infrastructure TCO. The figure below exemplifies the high cost and complexity of today’s infrastructure, which is typically comprised of at least 8-12 different hardware and software products from as many vendors, each with a different management interface, and each requiring different training.