Post by Hanoch Eiron (thank you)
VMware’s announcement of EVO:RAIL at VMworld 2014 set a new bar for converged infrastructure efficiency. EVO is architected to accelerate time to production and improve operational efficiencies, the holy grails for modernizing IT. VMware uses the term ‘hyper-converged’ to describe this class of converged infrastructure, defining it as ‘server hardware pre-integrated with virtualization software for compute, network, storage and management, providing a single point of entryfor the entire SDDC lifecycle.’
With commodity servers and local vSAN storage, EVO:RAIL is ideally suited for test/dev, remote office, VDI and other workloads that can failover and restart. By contrast, Hitachi Unified Compute Platform is designed for workloads that serve as the enterprise backbone, typically requiring shared storage, multi 9’s availability, a high degree of redundancy and robustness, and comprehensive data protection.
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