The immediate payoff of scraping distinct networks and installing FCoE was to drive down complexity, Masseth said, and “truckloads of cable left the data center .”
Looking to accelerate the convergence of traditional IT and operational support systems (OSS), NetCracker Technology, a unit of NEC, today unveiled an upgrade to its namesake management platform that includes analytics services designed to optimize the deployment of virtual server and network functions.
Historically, there has been little convergence between manufacturing and enterprise in the plant network. Instead, there are multiple, separate networks – one network may run fieldbus protocol at the device level, another network may run ControlNet protocol for machine-to-machine communications, while a third protocol, such as Ethernet, or a proprietary network, links the machines to data acquisition and storage units for reporting or archiving.
- Use hyperconverged infrastructure to simplify IT & reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)
- Achieve economics & agility of large scale web companies in your data center
- Solve capacity, performance, data protection, mobility & management challenges
Hyperconvergence is the ultimate in an overall trend of convergence that has hit the market in recent years.
The idea is to build a cloud platform as efficiently as possible. That means having hardware components in place capable of handling high user demand, great levels of multi-tenancy, and advanced resource controls. So, is this why so many companies are starting to look more at converged infrastructures for their cloud and virtualization platform?
There are some new players on the market. Numerous vendors are creating powerful node-based server platforms capable of great amounts of scale.