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Key Differences Between Nutanix, SimpliVity and VxRail HCIS Appliances, Part 2: Data Protection, Capacity Optimization and Failure Analysis

Published: 26 July 2017

ID: G00334429

Analyst(s): Jerry Rozeman

Summary

Technical professionals assessing hyperconverged data center solutions often compare Nutanix, Dell EMC VxRail and HPE SimpliVity. This second document in a series of two highlights the fundamental differences between these HCIS solutions on data protection, capacity efficiency and system resiliency.

Table Of Contents

Comparison

  • Storage Protection and Capacity Optimization
    • Protection and Reprotection
    • Replication Factor and Failure to Tolerate
    • Erasure Coding and Local RAID
    • Deduplication and Compression
  • Failure Analysis
    • Reprotect Principle
    • Persistent Write Buffer Failure
    • Capacity Disk Failure
    • Node Failure
    • SDS Controller Failure

Analysis

  • Storage Protection and Capacity Optimization
    • Nutanix
    • SimpliVity
    • VxRail
  • Storage Resilience Analysis
    • Reprotect Principle
    • Persistent Write Buffer Failure
    • Capacity Disk Failure
    • Node Failure
    • SDS Controller Failure

Guidance

  • General Guidance
    • Evaluate System Behavior for Data Optimization, Protection and Failure Analysis by Executing an Intensive Proof of Concept
  • Guidance for Clients Choosing Nutanix
  • Guidance for Clients Choosing HPE SimpliVity
  • Guidance for Clients Choosing VxRail

The Details

  • Nutanix
    • Reprotect Principle
    • Persistent Write Buffer Failure
    • Capacity Disk Failure
    • Node Failure
    • SDS Controller Failure
  • HPE SimpliVity
    • Reprotect Principle
    • Persistent Write Buffer Failure
    • Capacity Disk Failure
    • Node Failure
    • SDS Controller Failure
  • VxRail
    • Reprotect Principle
    • Persistent Write Buffer Failure
    • Capacity Disk Failure
    • Node Failure
    • SDS Controller Failure

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