Navigating the Nuances of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Appliances and Rack Systems
The term appliance is loaded because it implies something that is usually single-purposed, something that doesn’t scale, ergo “a toaster”
In truth, a modern turnkey IT appliance relies on a lot of sophisticated engineering to create a truly elegant IT management experience across multiple application scenarios. It’s not a toaster, it slices, it dices, it can handle anything you can throw at it!
As hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) appliances become more robust, the decision as to when to employ appliances versus more monolithic systems is moving from a debate to a conclusion.
It shows in the numbers. As we approach the first anniversary of the merger of Dell and EMC, the value of the Power of One approach we provide has never been clearer. In fact, Gartner just observed that Dell EMC was the one among the top five server vendors to gain market share in the first quarter of 2017 – and the strength of open, industry standard rack mount PowerEdge Platforms has been a huge part of that.
The other huge part has been the incredible growth in the last two years has been turnkey HCI appliances for a variety of applications across the data center, and there is a feedback loop with the strength of the PowerEdge server family
Does VxRail scale? You bet it does.
Read the entire article here, Navigating the Nuances of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Appliances and Rack Systems
Via the fine folks at Dell