VMwares EVO:RAIL Race Update

I outlined some updates on where all VMware’s EVO:Rail Partners are currently in the Hyper Converged Infrastructure race.

EVO:RAIL NEW Announcements:
EMC VSPEX BLUE Launch at PEX- Tuesday February 3, 2015

HP CS 200-HC EVO:RAIL is NOW available through HP

UNDER THE COVERS:  EVO:RAIL ARCHITECTURE:

Brought to you by Mike Laverick – Product Integration Architect, EVO:RAIL

Under The Covers: EVO:RAIL Architecture | Mike Laverick…

 NEW HANDS ON LAB (HOL):

http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/1724

As for what’s new – folks talking the lab can now:

  • Demo adding the second appliance
  • Demo patching and upgrade (of the EVO:RAIL software only)
  • Demo the failure of node08 and its replacement with a new node…

HP NOW shipping HP CS 200-HC EVO:RAIL

EMC Redefines Simplicity With VSPEX BLUE, Powered by VMware EVO:RAIL

Key Takeaways from the announcement:

  • New highly differentiated EMC EVO:RAIL appliance branded as VSPEX BLUE
  • Suited for mid-market customers and is ideal for infrastructure consolidations, virtual desktops in large remote or branch offices and managed service providers
  • Radically simplifies IT Infrastructure deployment and management
  • Defines new levels of ease-of-use with power on to Virtual Machine (VM) provisioning in 15 minutes
  • Embedded integrated management experience, downloadable software titles and secure remote support
  • Available exclusively through ecosystem of industry-leading distributor(s) partners including Arrow, Avnet, Networld, TD Azlan and Tech Data

For further details, please see:

 Dell, Powered by VMware EVO:RAIL

  • Multi-unit promotion is still in place to focus on accelerating close for Dell’s end of Quarter (Jan 30)
  • Dell sold their 7th unit.  235+ opportunities in Dell’s pipeline, total value of $5M
  • Additional funding dedicated EVO sales heads in the Dell call centers.  Work in progress.
  • Overall price reductions are being put in place
  • Dell’s channel partners now have demo units for customer presentations – SHI, Insight, TIG, Compucom, Synnex
  • Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: RAIL | Dell

 Netapp, Powered by VMware EVO:RAIL

 SuperMicro, Powered by VMware EVO:RAIL

 Hitatchi, Powered by VMware EVO:RAIL

Fujitsu, Powered by VMware EVO:RAIL

Learn more about EVO:RAIL at the following locations:

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