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Comparing Azure Stack Offerings From Cisco, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo

Published: 20 March 2018

ID: G00342650

Analyst(s): Jerry Rozeman

Summary

Selecting the best vendor for an Azure Stack deployment can be challenging, because the right information can be hard to find. This document helps technical professionals by providing a holistic assessment to differentiate initial offerings from Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE and Lenovo.

Table Of Contents

Comparison

  • Cisco
  • Dell EMC
  • HPE
  • Lenovo

Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Deployment Models
    • Key Take-Aways
  • Hardware Specifications
    • Key Take-Aways
  • Scalability
    • Key Take-Aways
  • Delivery and Enablement — Ordering, Transport, Delivery, Installation and Configuration
    • Key Take-Aways
  • Life Cycle Management — Firmware, Drivers and Azure Stack Software
    • Key Take-Aways
  • Maintenance and Support Options
    • Key Take-Aways

Guidance

  • Define and Prioritize High-Level Requirements
  • Include Secondary Requirements
  • Map the Requirements to Azure Stack Differentiators, and Select a Solution Vendor
    • Cisco
    • Dell EMC
    • HPE
    • Lenovo

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