Converged Storage Evolution: The End of Management?
Today on Tom's IT Pro: Unified Vs. Converged Storage and Consumerization of IT: Avaya Addresses UC Mobility.
Senior Tom's IT contributor William Van Winkle explains the difference between unified and converged storage solutions in his article William Van WinkleUnified Vs. Converged Storage. He notes how converged storage evolved out of the unified model, and it promises to deliver great leaps in capabilities as well as improve storage management in the enterprise.
The crucial distinction between the two, William writes: “Unified storage aims to simplify storage management while converged storage aims to erase it.” IT pros should find converged storage to their liking, because with it there should, ideally, be no dedicated storage stack to handle and upgrade.
Today, William also covered Avaya's recent mobility upgrade to its Office 8.0 UC platform. With the update, an app called one-X Mobile, Avaya aims to bring better unified communications to end users pockets and manageability to the IT professionals tasked with deploying the UC solutions to mobile devices (both in-house supplied and employee owned) in small/medium-sized businesses.
Already available for the Android platform, an iPhone edition is slated to become available later this quarter. See here to read the full article, titled: Consumerization of IT-Avaya Addresses UC Mobility.
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