Hyper-converged infrastructure appliances (HCIA) radically simplify the next generation of data center architectures. Combining and/or virtualizing compute, memory, storage, networking, and data protection functions from a single vendor in a scale-out cluster, these pre-integrated appliances accelerate and simplify infrastructure deployments and management. As such, the stakes are high for Dell EMC and Nutanix who are competing to own this critical piece of data center infrastructure real estate.
In the last couple of years, HCIAs have emerged as a key enabler for cloud adoption. Aside from the connectivity to public and private clouds that these solutions often provide, they offer their own cloud-like properties. Ease of scaling, simplicity of management, and non-disruptive hardware upgrades and data migrations highlight the list of features that enterprises are coming to know and love about these solutions.
But as enterprises adopt HCIA solutions from providers such as Dell EMC and Nutanix, they must still evaluate key features available on these solutions as well as the providers themselves. A cursory examination of these two vendors and their respective solutions quickly reveals similarities between them.
Both companies control the entire hardware and software stacks of their respective HCIA solutions as they pre-test firmware and software updates holistically and automate cluster-wide roll-outs. Despite these similarities, differences between them remain. To help enterprises select the product that best fits their needs, DCIG has identified eight ways the HCIA solutions from these two companies currently differentiate themselves from one another.
DCIG is pleased to make a recent DCIG Pocket Analyst Report that compares these two HCIA products available for a complimentary download. This succinct, 4-page report includes a detailed product matrix as well as insight into eight key differentiators between these two HCIA solutions and which one is best positioned to deliver on key data center considerations such as:
- Breadth of ecosystem
- Data center storage integration
- Enterprise applications certified
- Multi-hypervisor flexibility
- Scaling options
- Solution integration
- Vendor stability
To access and download this report at no charge for a limited time, simply follow this link and complete the registration form on the landing page.