Tips from the Experts: The Network is Key as Cloud Drives Converged Infrastructure

It's hardly news in networking and IT circles that a converged approach to building out infrastructure holds the promise of great flexibility and economies of scale. Convergence on IP has already harmonized network equipment and practices, and convergence on platform architectures like Linux and commercial-off-the-shelf options have done the same for computing.

But these are only necessary steps, not final solutions, for the cloud as the grand unifier. In short, we're not quite there yet.