VMware announced the launch of its hyper-converged infrastructure appliance, EVO:RAIL, for India. The company said EVO:RAIL, which will be available through market through its Qualified EVO:RAIL Partners, “helps IT organisations streamline the deployment and scale-out of software-defined IT infrastructure at the speed of business.”
Dell, EMC and HP will be rolling out the solution offerings for India. Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems and NetApp have also partnered with VMware for EVO:RAIL and will make their respective appliances available over time. VMware EVO:RAIL will be offered by these partners’ channel as a single SKU covering hardware, software, and support and services costs, with single point-of-contact support being offered by the qualified EVO:RAIL Partners.
IT organizations today are being challenged to provide services faster than ever while reducing the complexity and costs of their environments. VMware EVO:RAIL will dramatically simplify the delivery of software-defined infrastructure services while lowering operating expenses. Featuring a pre-integrated and pre-tested 100 percent VMware software stack, VMware EVO:RAIL will enable IT to produce virtual machines within minutes of powering on the appliance, thereby responding faster to business demands, simplifying infrastructure administration and reducing operating costs.
As organizations migrate from inefficient legacy systems, the complexities associated with building virtual infrastructure is fueling a 33 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the integrated systems market, which IDC estimates will grow from $5.4 billion in 2013 to $14.3 billion by 2017. Hyper-converged systems are the next phase of the converged infrastructure evolution, aimed to help midsize businesses that require flexible, open architecture to simplify IT operations and transform the speed and efficiency of application service delivery.
he added,“VMware and its qualified EVO:RAIL Partners are bringing the simplicity of consumer appliances to the world of enterprise infrastructure. VMware EVO:RAIL is a new building block for software-defined data center environments that takes the guesswork out of building, deploying, scaling and managing software-defined infrastructure services,” said Arun Parameswaran, managing director, VMware India. “Our customers and partners in India have been very excited about the immediate value VMware EVO:RAIL offers them”
VMware EVO:RAIL is aimed at use cases in the mid-market and enterprise segments, and includes VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vRealize Log Insight, and the new EVO:RAIL engine – all integrated with hardware from customers’ preferred qualified EVO:RAIL Partner. VMware EVO:RAIL will simplify appliance deployment, configuration as well as on-going management, patching and upgrading of the software.
The appliance is ideally suited for use cases such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) as well as remote office/branch office for industries including financial services, government, healthcare, higher education, insurance, oil and gas, and retail. Based on VMware vSphere, the appliance can co-exist with customers’ existing VMware vSphere environments as well as serve as an on-ramp to VMware vCloud Air.