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In-Depth Assessment of the VCE VxRail 200 HCIS Appliance With VMware Virtual SAN 6.2

Published: 30 June 2016

ID: G00303297

Analyst(s): Paul Delory


VCE VxRail is a new HCIS appliance — a joint effort of EMC and VMware. This appraisal scores VxRail against Gartner's Evaluation Criteria for HCIS appliances and gives system administrators and architects a basis for comparisons with competitors such as Nutanix, Pivot3 and SimpliVity.

Table Of Contents

Bottom-Line Assessment

  • Product Scorecard and Feature Snapshot
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Reasons to Deploy
  • Reasons to Not Deploy


  • Required Features for Production
  • Preferred Features for Production
  • Optional Features for Production

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