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VMware vSAN Ready Nodes – Product Brief

Last updated August 29th, 2019 for updates to EvaluScale table. Concise and unbiased 4-page overview of the features and functionality of VMware vSAN Ready Nodes.

Ready Nodes are Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) appliances based on VMware vSAN software-defined storage, vSphere hypervisor and vCenter unified management. This stack runs on x86-based server hardware provided by a number of different vendors. These companies sell the solution as their own HCI appliance products, each certified by VMware. There are well over 100 Ready Node models available from the following vendors in various hybrid and all-flash configurations (for vSAN 6.2). See current datasheets from each vendor to determine which Ready Node configurations or “profiles” they currently support.

  • Cisco
  • Inspur
  • Dell
  • Intel
  • Fujitsu
  • Lenovo
  • HP
  • NEC
  • HPE
  • Quanta
  • Hitachi
  • Supermicro
  • Huawei

Product Brief Includes: 

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Usage
  • Eval(u)Scale Table
  • Evaluator Group’s Opinion
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