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I think most of us would agree that simpler is better, especially when it comes to technology. Take your smartphone, for example. iPhones, Andriods, etc. provide an abundance of features packaged together to help support your busy life.  

The same is possible for networks – through the use of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). HCI uses a software-centric architecture that wraps up storage, compute and networking into a fast, efficient system. Join us on October 27th alongside our friends at Nutanix and Rubrik as we explain how HCI can help your organization address a range of critical challenges for managing infrastructure. Please find more details below and click here to register.

When: Friday, October 27th; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
           750 N Midvale Blvd.
           Madison, WI

What: Lunch & Learn Series

Cost: Free – Lunch will be provided

Below please find a few of our top picks for our favorite news articles of the week.

InfoWorld: Can Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solve the Data Problem?
By Jesse St. Laurent
Fifteen years ago, your standard hard drive had a capacity of about 36GBs. These hard drives delivered roughly 150 IOPS. Today, hard drives are equipped with over 6TB of capacity … and they deliver roughly 150 IOPS. You see, the data problem isn’t just one of capacity anymore. Data growth is an issue to be sure, with IDC predicting the world will create 163 zettabytes of data a year by 2025. But this isn’t the problem that should be at the forefront of IT professionals’ minds.

Light Reading: NFV & SDN: What’s Next for Cable?
By Alan Breznick
Despite a relatively late start, the cable industry is now staking out its own turf in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) space, even leading the way in such aspects as the virtualization of access networks. Indeed, at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo show in Denver this week, numerous vendors will be showing off some sort of virtualized solutions for the cable access network on the exhibit floor.

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