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Solution Comparison for Four Hyperconverged and Software-Defined Infrastructure Solutions

Published: 25 January 2019


Technical professionals require holistic infrastructure solutions that extend traditional hyperconverged storage with software-defined compute and networking. This research compares products from Microsoft, Nutanix, Red Hat and VMware that unite HCI and SDI into cloud-like API-driven infrastructure.

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  • Microsoft
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Nutanix
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Red Hat
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • VMware
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Deploy SDI as an Enabling Technology for Automation and Hybrid Cloud
  • Test Storage Infrastructure Comprehensively Before Purchasing an HCI/SDI Product
  • Choose an SDI Suite That Integrates With Your Preferred Public Cloud IaaS Provider
  • Choose an SDI Suite That Has Deep Kubernetes Integration
  • Deploy Windows Server Software-Defined and/or Azure Stack If…
  • Deploy Nutanix Acropolis and/or Xi If…
  • Deploy the Red Hat SDI Suite If…
  • Deploy VMware Cloud Foundation and/or VMware Cloud on AWS If…
  • Methodology
  • Criteria


Simon Richard Paul Delory

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