EMC and VMware – Sharpening the Hyperconverged Edge
Developing enterprise-class computing solutions for use by small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) and similar use cases has been common for years among enterprise IT vendors. But there are bad and good ways to approach the process. In the former case, products are little more than stripped-down versions of the originals – smaller in size, of course, but utilizing software and management tools that are often missing key components and functionalities.
A far better strategy requires fundamentally rethinking solutions and reworking them to accommodate the business requirements and IT skills of smaller organizations. There are fewer of this class of solution than there should be, though the market is considerably better today than it was just a few years ago. But by nearly any measure, the new VCE VxRail appliance family announced by EMC and VMware is the sort of solution that many SMBs are looking for and that more vendors should be trying to build.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.