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Evaluation Criteria for Hyperconverged Integrated Systems Appliances

Published: 29 February 2016

ID: G00292860

Analyst(s): Paul Delory

Summary

This document describes a comprehensive set of 242 criteria for evaluating the technical capabilities of HCIS appliances, including products made by Atlantis Computing, DataCore, EMC (VCE), Gridstore, HPE, Nutanix, Pivot3, Scale Computing, SimpliVity, StarWind Software, Tintri, VMware and others.

Table Of Contents

Evaluation Criteria

  • Baseline Criteria
  • Hardware
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Performance, Scalability and Efficiency
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Hypervisor/Container Integration
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Data Protection
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Data Services
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Networking
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • System Administration
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Security
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Ecosystem
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Service and Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional

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