by Marshall Gunnell

Forrester Names VMware A Leader In HCI

VMware, Inc. announced that it has been positioned as a leader in “The Forrester Wave: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Q3 2018.” The product strategy criterion, compromised of the sub-criteria of value proposition and vision in the strategy category, was mastered by VMware, according to Forrester’s report, where they achieved the highest possible score. Forrester evaluated each vendor’s foresight and relative plans, pricing options, R&D, account management feedback from customers, and implementation and operational support.

The report states that, “vSAN has rapidly added features over the past three years and now has a rich feature set to go with its tight integration into the VMware stack.” The report continues, “VMware has an engineering-centric partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable hybrid cloud, including VMware vSAN as a service.” vSAN has quickly become a leading storage platform, with over 15,000 customers including half of the Global 2000 as a testament if its success. Additionally, vSAN is a key enabler of VMware’s HCI solutions.

Once a simple integrated solution for virtualized compute and storage, VMware HCI powered by vSAN is now a common architecture that spans from the edge to the core to the public cloud.

VMware now provides a full set of consumption options for HCI including:

  • VMware Cloud Foundation, providing integrated cloud infrastructure (compute, storage, networking, and security) and management services to run enterprise applications in private and public clouds.
  • VxRail, a fully integrated HCI Appliance from Dell EMC, which is tailored for simple deployment.
  • 500-plus pre-certified vSAN ReadyNode solutions from 15 different server vendors, providing customers flexibility in vendor preference and experience.
  • As-a-service from more than 500 VMware cloud provider partners, including AWS and IBM.

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