Tech ONTAP Podcast Episode 2: Converged Infrastructure vs. Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Tech ONTAP Podcast - Episode 2

Converged solutions, such as FlexPod, are the natural progression from the traditional IT infrastructure to simple, prevalidated solutions with integrated and standardized components. These converged infrastructures combine storage, networking, and server technologies into a single, flexible architecture for enterprise workload. Hyper Converged Solutions like NetApp Integrated EVO:RAIL Solution (NIERS) deliver a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources in a commodity server supported by a single vendor. So what differentiates a converged infrastructure (CI) from hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI)?

On this episode of the Tech ONTAP Podcast, we sit down with Eric Railine, Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp, to discuss the rapidly growing HCI market and introduce the NetApp Integrated EVO:RAILS Solution.

Eric is a member of the Converged Infrastructure Solutions group focusing on EVO:Rail and NetApp Integrated EVO:RAILS Solutions. Follow him on Twitter or visit his blog.

Looking to meet the Tech ONTAP Podcast team in-person?  We will be at Insight-US, Insight-EMEA, and VMworld-US.

Register for VMworld today and visit the team on the show floor at booth number 1005. While at VMworld, don’t forget to attend these great NetApp sessions:

    • Mission Possible: Delivering IT continuity in the hybrid cloud era (STO6466-SPO)
    • NetApp Integrated VMware EVO:RAIL Solution Deep Dive (SDDC6595-SPO)
    • The Value of Speed: NetApp All Flash FAS (STO6567-SPO)
    • Virtual Volumes on NetApp – Ready For Prime Time! (STO5721)
    • Virtual Volumes Technical Panel (STO5522)
    • How the Denver Broncos Win With Advanced Technology OPT6693-SPO 

NetApp Insight is Less Than 60 Days Away!

Have you registered for NetApp Insight yet? With over 300 technical breakout sessions to choose from, as well as Hands-On labs and onsite NetApp Certification Exams, Insight is one event you won’t want to miss. And if that isn’t enough, you can come and hang out with Glenn, Sully and me.

If you are new to the podcast, tune into any of our previous episodes to see what you may have missed:

Each week, the Tech ONTAP Podcast discusses all-things NetApp, interviews subject-matter experts, and provides insights into the storage industry. Follow the hosts on Twitter: Pete Flecha (@vPedroArrow), Glenn Sizemore (@glnsize), and Andrew Sullivan (@andrew_NTAP). Subscribe to the podcast on SoundCloudiTunes, or sign-up to receive the Tech OnTap newsletter.


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