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  • converged infrastructure reference architecture

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  • converged infrastructure

    Converged infrastructure (CI) is an approach to data center management that relies on a specific vendor and the vendor’s partners to provide pre-configured bundles of hardware and software in a single chassis.

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    Hyperconverged systems are succeeding converged infrastructure products as the latest in all-in-one data center offerings.

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    A hyperconverged infrastructure has some obvious advantages for virtual data centers, but it may not be a fit for every business.

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  • Power-saving technologies in the data center

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