Post by Robert Mullins (thank you)
These days, companies basically have two options for bringing new IT into their data centers. They can acquire all the servers, storage, networking, and software from different vendors and try to put it all together and make it work; or they can buy one big appliance that’s simpler to set up but is of a fixed configuration. EMC is offering a third option that combines the best attributes of the previous options, which it calls VSPEX.
With VSPEX, channel partners such as Arrow, Tech Data, Avnet, and Ingram Micro can configure an appliance for a customer that offers a much wider array of technology choices than the Vblock big appliance co-developed by VMware, Cisco Systems, and EMC (which owns 80% of virtualization leader VMware). The configurations support the major players in enterprise applications, virtualization hypervisors, servers, storage, and networking and let customers pick and choose what works best for them.
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