Hyperconvergence industry leaders on what non-IT administrators need to know

What do non-IT administrators on campuses need to know about hyperconvergence and its use in higher education?

“Hyperconverged infrastructure helps simplify and streamline IT operations by removing silos between compute, storage and networking teams. The benefits of lower costs and improved productivity will directly translate into enhanced learning for students.” —Kalyan Tummala, senior product marketing manager, VMware

“When selecting a cloud compute ecosystem, administrators commonly face limited budgets, few configuration experts and significant technical tasks. Hyperconverged platforms present a solid building block that tackles all aspects of educational cloud requirements, including simplified configuration, which can be easily managed by an IT generalist, delivering the sustainable scale, power and security that higher education systems demand.” —Kevin McNamara, chief technology officer, HiveIO

“Educational institutions compete on reputation, as well as on student experience and value. The right hyperconverged infrastructure provides the most agile, simple and efficient IT platform to enhance curricula delivery, support research projects, and empower institutions, teachers and students to embrace digital learning.” —Dan Fallon, systems engineers director for US Public Sector, Nutanix

“Test any potential hyperconverged infrastructure solution in the type of environment that will be used for production. Once you have a short list of vendors, ask for a quote for five years, assuming your typical storage growth, and make sure the vendor has a server refresh as part of the quote.” —Barry Phillips, chief marketing officer, Maxta

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