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Introduction

The market in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is moving from a generation-one design and thinking to a newer generation-two design that delivers the platform for digital transformation.

Highlights

  • NetApp has entered the HCI market with a generation-two solution that provides a bridge from existing infrastructure as well as a platform for new architecture.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn why addressing the efficiency and flexibility question of the infrastructure is a key differentiator of generation-two HCI architecture.
  • Understand why simplification of management and operations is a key attribute for NetApp for making the financial business case for change.

Key questions answered

  • How is edge computing changing the architecture of IT delivery?
  • How does data fabric deliver business value to drive digital transformation?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Addressing infrastructure efficiency and flexibility questions is a key differentiator of generation-two HCI architecture
  • Simplification of management and operations is key for making the financial business case for change
  • Edge computing is changing the architecture of IT delivery
  • Data fabric is the capability that delivers business value to drive digital transformation

Appendix

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