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Podcast 090: Rise of Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

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Rick Gouin

Good evening, channel partners. Welcome to our latest ChannelE2E Podcast. Our guest is Rick Gouin, chief technology officer at Winslow Technology Group, one of North America's top IT solutions providers and technology consultancies. We discuss the rapidly growing market for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). What's driving HCI adoption -- and what are the potential benefits for customers? Gouin offers answers -- and he previews some of the near- and long-term HCI trends he expects to see.

Here’s the podcast conversation:

Podcast discussion (times are approximate):

  • 0:00: Introductions
  • 1:29: Converged Datacenters and the rise of Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI): Market Overviews
  • 3:15: Converged vs. HCI: What's the difference?
  • 4:49: Are customers aware of HCI's benefits?
  • 6:02: Is easy of management HCI's biggest benefit?
  • 7:17: Potentially HCI deployment barriers.
  • 9:10: Winslow's target customer size. Plus: How HCI scales up to enterprise and down to SMB.
  • 10:40: Where the HCI goes next.
  • 12:00: How to learn more about HCI, Winslow Technology Group and Rick Gouin.
  • 12:42: Conclusion.

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