Hyper-convergence has been one of the biggest IT trends of the last 24 months, with start-ups and existing technology vendors offering a suite of hardware and software solutions.  Many have conflated hyper-convergence and private cloud to mean one way of deploying and managing IT infrastructure and applications.  Although there are many similarities between the two technologies (and hyper-convergence does enable private cloud) one can’t simply be replaced with another.  As we will discuss, hyper-convergence is an enabler, not a definition of, private cloud and there are a number of components…