EVO:RAIL Partner Day – Five fast facts

July 10, 2015
EVO:RAIL Partner Day – Five fast facts

Last week saw our EVO:RAIL partner day take place at London Heathrow’s Sofitel, bringing together VMware partners and resellers, distributors and Qualified EVO:RAIL partners to take a closer look at how EVO:RAIL can be used as the building block for the software-defined data center. With a fantastic mix of technical and business-focused sessions, the day provided invaluable insight for partners looking to deploy EVO:RAIL or considering the opportunities it offers.

There was a lot to take in on the day, so we’ve picked our top five nuggets of information that came out of the sessions. Even if you were there you’ll learn something new, and if you weren’t there, you’ll see what you missed!

1. Hyper-converged system sales are predicted to grow by nearly 60% between 2014 and 2019 according to IDC
2. It only takes six minutes to add a new appliance to a cluster on EVO:RAIL
3. There are around 90% fewer steps needed to start up a new private cloud on EVO:RAIL compared to a custom built solution – before there could be 600, now there are only six!
4. An EVO:RAIL appliance can deliver up to 8 CPUs with 92 cores, 2048GB of memory and 27.2TB of hybrid storage
5. EVO:RAIL is available through seven Qualified EVO:RAIL partners: Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, NetApp and Supermicro

We spoke to a number of VMware’s partners during the event to get their take on EVO:RAIL and the opportunities it offers and we’ll be sharing their insight with you on the blog over the coming days. For more information on EVO:RAIL take a look at the video below, showing why EVO:RAIL is the future for hyper converged infrastructure:

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