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5 Reasons Why VMware Says It's Poised To Dominate In Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Kevin McLaughlin

Sky Isn't Falling

VMware's EVO:RAIL hyper-converged infrastructure technology, which it's selling through a collection of eight server hardware partners, hasn't been setting the world on fire in terms of sales, according to partners.

Hewlett-Packard, which has reportedly never been keen on selling EVO:RAIL, recently dropped out of the program.

Nonetheless, Mornay van der Walt, vice president of VMware's EVO:RAIL Group, told CRN in a recent interview that VMware is uniquely positioned to be a hyper-converged powerhouse.

While it's true that Nutanix and SimpliVity have tons of funding and claim to have lots of customer momentum, VMware sees the hyper-converged space as its game to lose, in large part because it owns technology that allows the mix of servers, storage, networking and virtualization to function.

VMware's van der Walt outlined several reasons why his company is poised to dominate the hyper-converged space, and following are five examples.

 
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