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Supermicro 2016 Predictions: Hyper-Convergence & IoT - 2016 is the Year it All Comes Together

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Contributed by Sim Upadhyayula, Director, Solutions Enablement at Supermicro

Hyper-Convergence and IoT – 2016 is the Year it All Comes Together: To Master Analytics and Intelligence from Edge to Cloud Business Need a Unified Platform Provider

Hyper Convergence - Increased Acceptance Leading to Efficiency Gains

The year 2016 could very well be the year when a majority of IT users - enterprise, service provider and SMB alike will be looking at deploying hyper-converged systems in their datacenters either greenfield or brownfield for the speed and agility, decreased complexity and increased cost savings.

Hyper-convergence now probably is the most overused term after Software defined "everything" (SDX).  True hyper convergence is an infrastructure that supports virtual workloads, seamlessly combining all the IT components and services below the hypervisor into an x86 building block. There is no more management of discrete devices or understanding of complex technologies like SAN. It has all the ingredients to radically simplify the IT infrastructure, making operations more streamlined and efficient while improving on the speed and agility of deploying resources and reducing the total cost of operation.

2016 will shape up to be the year where IT departments look for hyper-converged solutions that provide them with a scalable, centrally managed, application centric, single-shared pool of x86 resources and a single vendor solution for increased control. Tier one solution providers such as Supermicro with the broadest array of certified and validated hyper-converged solutions is committed to helping its customers embark on this business expanding opportunity.

IoT will Transform our Lives in Work, Home and Security

As more and more devices are connected via the Internet, sharing information in real time, 2016 will be a year when business sectors such as manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and security will see a major surge in sensors that gather and relay mountains of data to devices for storage, analytics and corrective/predictive action. Businesses will invest more in applications to help analyze and act upon the vast amounts of data collected leading to higher efficiency, longer life cycles and building better quality products and processes. Sensors and connected appliances will drive the same efficiency, reliability and security into our homes and communities too. Supermicro's family of high performance embedded building blocks and IoT appliances along with high density storage optimized server solutions will help businesses efficiently and cost effectively ingest, analyze and improve processes for robust, reliable and secure environments.

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About the Author

Sim Upadhyayula is the Director, Solutions Enablement at Supermicro. Sim works closely with large enterprise and service provider customers in understanding their datacenter needs and enables them to deploy Supermicro solutions optimized for their compute, networking and storage needs. At Supermicro, Sim leads technology enablement and evangelization efforts along with enjoying concurrent product marketing functions. 

Published Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6:31 AM by David Marshall
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