The software-defined data center (SDDC) marks the next evolution in data center automation architecture, and vendors are touting the "data center in the box" benefits of hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS). Available at no cost, these two Gartner reports will help I&O leaders assess the challenges and benefits of SDDC and HCIS with valuable insights, such as:
- Adding APIs to your platforms may help automate and streamline data center processes in certain use cases.
- I&O leaders often deploy HCIS alongside existing server/storage infrastructures, resulting in an additional data center platform.
- A formal HCIS benchmarking and technical evaluation processes can help minimize storage efficiency, performance and ownership costs.