VMware launches hardware platform at VMworld; EMC a partner

VMware's (VMW -1.4%) EVO: RAIL system, formerly codenamed Project Mystic and Marvin, consists of an integrated server/storage/networking appliance optimized to run VMware's vSphere virtualization platform. VMware won't sell the hardware, but will instead rely on partners such as Dell, Fujitsu, Super Micro (NASDAQ:SMCI), and (of course) EMC.

EVO: RAIL, revealed on the first day of VMware's VMworld conference, can scale to 4 appliances and 16 nodes. VMware promises unmatched deployment times for virtual machines.

VMware suggests the system, which enters a crowded converged hardware market already featuring H-P, Dell, and EMC/Cisco's VCE JV, is meant to handle use cases such as PC virtualization infrastructures and remote/branch offices, rather than act as a high-end server replacement. VCE is more focused on the high-end.

The company is also previewing EVO: RACK, a converged hardware system meant for hyperscale Web/cloud deployments. EVO: RACK is meant to leverage commodity hardware designs, such as those delivered by Facebook's Open Compute Project.

From other sites
Comments (1)
  • Gallifray
    , contributor
    Comments (7) | Send Message
    The third bullet point notes EMC/Cisco's VCE JV as one of the competitors to this new platform. Actually, VCE is VMWare/EMC/Cisco's JV.


    So, what now for that JV . . . . ???


    And what does that in turn mean as far as the real impact of this move on Cisco ??
    25 Aug 2014, 08:58 PM Reply Like
DJIA (DIA) S&P 500 (SPY)
ETF Screener: Search and filter by asset class, strategy, theme, performance, yield, and much more
ETF Performance: View ETF performance across key asset classes and investing themes
ETF Investing Guide: Learn how to build and manage a well-diversified, low cost ETF portfolio
ETF Selector: An explanation of how to select and use ETFs