The idea of converged infrastructure and converged systems in the datacentre has sparked the interest of many IT decision makers over the last few years as IT budgets continue the shrink forcing many administrators to search for ways to cut cost.
Essentially, converged infrastructure operate by grouping IT components into a single, optimized computing package. These may include servers, data storage devices, networking equipment and software needed for IT infrastructure management, automation, and orchestration.
David Senf, program vice president of the infrastructure solutions group at IDC, said most organization now have a solid grip on their hardware footprint and capex in the datacentre.
“Organizations now need to focus on the operational side to expand automation and operational capabilities,” he said.
Converged infrastructure, Senf said, enables IT organizations to centralize the management of resources, consolidate systems, increase resource utilization rates and ultimately lower cost.
But just how can IT organizations accomplish this?
Find out at the CGE Leadership Series on March 9th. The theme of the conference is Next Gen Datacentre (Converged+). The conference is produced by Canadian Government Executive in collaboration with Softchoice.
The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the St. Andrews Club & Conference on 150 King Street West, in Toronto.
Senf will be joined by his colleague Tony Olvet, group vice-president of research at IDC, in discussing how converged infrastructure, hyperconverged systems, software defined datacentres, DevOps tools and other new technologies and processes can target organizational pain points.
IDC has studied the IT operations in the datacentre of hundreds of Canadian organizations in order to find out what works and what doesn’t. The analyst group projects that the use of converged systems will grow in the near future.
The worldwide converged systems market increased revenue by 6.2 per cent year over year to $2.5 billion during the third quarter of 2015, according to the analyst firm. This growth is fueled mainly by smaller and more flexible systems like the ones found in the hyperconverged space.
Seats are limited for this event, if you are interested in attending please register today to participate in this educational breakfast event being brought to you with the compliments of Canadian Government Executive and Softchoice.
If you have questions about Next Gen Datacentre (Converg+), contact Laskey Hart: firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-727-3875 x235.