Converged infrastructure operates by grouping multiple information technology (IT) components into a single, optimized computing package. Components of a converged infrastructure may include servers, data storage devices, networking equipment, and software for IT infrastructure management, automation, and orchestration.
ESG Practice Director and Senior Analyst Bob Laliberte focuses on existing and emerging network technologies, converged and hyperconverged infrastructures, and application and network performance management solutions utilized by enterprises and service providers. He is particularly interested in software-defined and modern architectures that are driving the next wave of network and hybrid cloud infrastructure investments. Bob’s research spans from network trends for intelligent network automation across data center, campus, wireless, and WAN to the adoption of hybrid cloud infrastructure for on-premises clouds and the impact of AI/ML technologies on IT operations.
In his 30 year career, Bob has held several senior management roles in marketing, product management, and sales for software and technology companies conducting business in the US and internationally. Bob shares straightforward and thought-provoking insights that have made him a popular resource for IT vendors and the media alike.