It’s the thing to do: EMC builds app store into VMware-powered converged appliance
App stores and data center equipment apparently go well together, or at least that’s what some vendors seem to believe. Hewlett-Packard offers an application catalog for its software-denied networking platform and now EMC is jumping on the bandwagon with a new converged infrastructure module that offers– you guessed it – a selection of pre-packaged services that customers can download on demand.
VSPEX Blue, the latest addition to the array giant’s series of integrated reference architectures, implements the EVO:RAIL management stack that VMware unveiled at its annual user conference last August. The software bundle consists of the subsidiary’s hypervisor, storage virtualization platform, logging system and a configuration engine that EMC says can enable administrators to have virtual machines up and running on the appliance 15 minutes after turning on the switch.
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