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Client Virtualization the HP Way

What’s driving customers to bigger and bigger desktop virtualization initiatives? What are the challenges they face, and what can be done to resolve hurdles, and speed customers on their way to better client virtualization infrastructures that actually deliver the benefits that attract them to desktop virtualization in the first place?

No doubt, desktop virtualization, or “client virtualization” in HP parlance, roared off to a thunderous start, and the industry has already seen many big initiatives and offerings. Moving into 2012, client virtualization increasingly looks to have the wherewithal to go entirely mainstream, and move into a much broader set of customers than the initial high profile adoptees who had unusual business needs or were turning up unique hosted services. Yet client virtualization remains a complex undertaking. HP thinks they have a clear understanding of that complexity, and a consequent solution approach built to eradicate that complexity from the equation. In turn, they aim to make the promises of client virtualization more compelling than ever, and allow customers to be certain of realizing those promises. In this solution profile, Taneja Group will take a look at the promises driving client virtualization, the challenges that too often pull those promises apart, and then look at how HP is driving those challenges out of the equation with a newly announce product – VirtualSystem CV2.

Publish date: 12/22/11
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Hyperconvergence tackles storage and server strain

The simplicity of all-in-one data center offerings makes hyperconvergence popular with smaller businesses. After spending more than a decade selling IT shops on the benefits of separate server and storage environments, IT infrastructure vendors are starting to take a different tack, bundling servers and storage -- and in some cases, networking -- into Lego-like modules. The big plus is, they scale for capacity and performance, and they're managed as a single system.

  • Premiered: 05/20/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA hyper convergence TBA Storage TBA Data Center TBA scalability TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA vCenter TBA VCE TBA vBlock TBA NetApp TBA FlexPod TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing TBA SAN TBA VMWare TBA OmniCube
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EMC dramatically expands HyperConverged offerings with VxRack

With its VCE VxRack announcement this week at EMC World, EMC is fully validating and expanding the HyperConverged category of infrastructure.

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Potential impact of Dell Buying EMC for VCE Customers – It may be a good time to try HyperConverged

Even with the improved ease-of-use with converged 3-tier products like EMC VCE, customers routinely see complexity and cost as key reasons to switch to HCI.

Profiles/Reports

Nutanix Versus VCE: Web-Scale Versus Converged Infrastructure in the Real World

This Field Report was created by Taneja Group for Nutanix in late 2014 with updates in 2015. The Taneja Group analyzed the experiences of seven Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform customers and seven Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) Vblock customers. We did not ‘cherry-pick’ customers for dissatisfaction, delight, or specific use case; we were interested in typical customers’ honest reactions.

As we talked in detail to these customers, we kept seeing the same patterns: 1) VCE users were interested in converged systems; and 2) they chose VCE because VCE partners Cisco, EMC, and/or VMware were embedded in their IT relationships and sales. The VCE process had the advantage of vendor familiarity, but it came at a price: high capital expense, infrastructure and management complexity, expensive support contracts, and concerns over the long-term viability of the VCE partnership (see an opinion of the DELL/EMC merger at end of this document). VCE customers typically did not research other options for converged infrastructure prior to deploying the VCE Vblock solution.

In contrast, Nutanix users researched several convergence and hyperconvergence vendors to determine the best possible fit. Nutanix’ advanced web-scale framework gave them simplified architecture and management, reasonable acquisition and operating costs, and considerably faster time to value.

Our conclusion, based on the amount of time and effort spent by the teams responsible for managing converged infrastructure, is that VCE Vblock deployments represent an improvement over traditional architectures, but Nutanix hyperconvergence – especially with its web-scale architecture – is an big improvement over VCE.

This Field Report will compare customer experiences with Nutanix hyperconverged, web-scale infrastructure to VCE Vblock in real-world environments. 

Publish date: 01/14/16
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Assimilate converged IT infrastructure into the data center

With the hype around converged and hyper-converged IT infrastructure, resistance seems futile. While your IT organization will likely be a mix of converged, dedicated and cloud-based resources, convergence is moving into new areas.

  • Premiered: 03/16/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA convergence TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA Datacenter TBA Storage TBA converged TBA IT convergence TBA converged IT TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA OPEX TBA VCE TBA vBlock TBA Virtualization TBA software-defined TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA HCI TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Microsoft TBA StorSimple TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Archive TBA Backup TBA BC TBA Business Continuity TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA data lake
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Cisco HyperFlex helps play hyper-converged catch-up

Cisco's HyperFlex hyper-converged strategy depends largely on startup Springpath's file system performing better than those from Nutanix, VMware and other competitors.

  • Premiered: 04/11/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Cisco TBA HyperFlex TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Springpath TBA Nutanix TBA VMWare TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA OEM TBA HCI TBA Networking TBA UCS TBA HPE TBA SimpliVity TBA StorMagic TBA cluster TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA all-flash TBA Microsoft TBA Hyper-V TBA EMC TBA Gridstore TBA Arun Taneja TBA Storage TBA SAN TBA WhipTail TBA AFA TBA vBlock TBA VSPEX