Data Center Convergence: Is Now the Time to Plan a Strategy?

John Storts
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The goal of data center convergence is to consolidate independent processing, networking and storage technologies into one commonly managed system. Increasing data center virtualization is driving the demand for these converged networks.


While, as an IT manager, you may be aware that this convergence will be right for your data center in the future, how will you know when the time is right to begin a detailed plan and strategy for the consolidation?


Info-Tech Research Group's convergence assessment tool is designed to help you find the answer. The tool presents recommendations based on questions you answer about your data and storage networks and offers suggestions regarding the results of the assessment. Use these recommendations to determine whether you should begin your convergence plans now by evaluating your network and storage opportunities or hold off on investing in extensive planning for the time being.


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