Gigaom Research webinar: The truth about DIY vs. converged and hyper-converged infrastructure

Hyperscale infrastructure—used by Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook—delivers performance in aggregate and extreme high density. It upends the existing way of doing business and creates a new lexicon for service providers and enterprise IT managers. Utilizing commodity off-the-shelf servers, networking, storage and a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach, enterprise IT managers and users react to the rapidly changing trend toward mobile and cloud.

DIY may appear different and new, but in reality, the concept is just another swing of the IT pendulum. What makes this trend unique, is that while the divergence approach is gaining momentum, so too is the opposite convergence trend. The current convergence fashion has several names: hyper-convergence, engineered systems, appliances, and software-defined compute/networking/storage that are shrink-wrapped in hardware.

In this webinar, our panel will address these topics:

  • Compare and contrast the DIY and Hyper-convergence approaches
  • Processes and procedures for utilizing either
  • Pros and cons of each
  • Systematic methodology (including checklists) in determining which approach works best for a given data center, project, department, location, or application workload

Speakers include:

  • Caroline McCrory, Senior Director, Gigaom Research
  • Marc Staimer, President & Chief Dragon Slayer, Dragon Slayer Consulting
  • Enrico Signoretti, Gigaom Research Analyst
  • David Chapa, Chief Technology Evangelist, Cloud Systems & Solutions, Seagate

Register here to join Gigaom Research for “The Truth about DIY vs. Converged and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure,” a free analyst webinar Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST.