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Cool Vendors in Servers and Virtualization, 2015

Published: 16 April 2015

ID: G00275817

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson , Andrew Butler, Thomas Bittman , George J. Weiss


With the introduction of containers and "software defined" abstraction from hardware has come renewed interest in server and virtualization technology. The following Cool Vendors illustrate for I&O leaders how to assess and expand server functionality beyond traditional OSs and hypervisors.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • CoreOS
  • DH2i
  • Nimboxx
  • Scale Computing
  • Stratoscale
  • Where Are They Now?
    • Nutanix

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