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Storage stacks bundle storage, servers and networking in a single pretested product. While the parts may not be best of breed, a stack may be the best bet for your firm.
Converged stacks -- or storage stacks
Virtually all the major data storage vendors offer stack packages. Most storage vendors have teamed with other hardware and software vendors to some degree for various components of their stacks. How the stacks are sold varies depending on the product.
This was first published in February 2012