Why Both Superconvergence and Hyperconvergence are Hollow Marketing Constructs

Executive Summary Recently the term superconvergence has begun to appear regarding infrastructure. Here is our analysis of the reality of superconvergence. Introduction Before we get into superconvergence as a term and a topic, it is necessary first to evaluate the term hyperconvergence. The reason is that Hyperconvergence is the precursor to the term superconvergence. The…

What VMware Has to Say About Virtualizing the Oracle DB

Executive Summary Oracle sales reps and Oracle consultants will often say that virtualization cannot reduce the licenses paid to Oracle for the Oracle DB. Let us see what VMware has to say about the topic of load consolidation. Introduction This article will take quotes directly from VMware’s document titled Virtualizing Oracle Database 10g/11g on VMware…

A Comparison of Bare Metal to Virtualization to Containers

Executive Summary The choices around server modalities can be overwhelming. See how the various servers modalities compare to one another and are scored. Introduction The server modality is how the server is managed. Infrastructure is made up of both hardware and software servers. Any entity can use a combination of the various server modalities to…