EMC’s hyper converged VxRack – A Guided Tour

Back at the beginning of the summer I attended DockerCon out in Seattle.  EMC was there in not one, but two booths.  The first booth represented EMC {code} which I talked about in the previous post.  The second one was hosted by EMC proper where, besides software, they showed their VxRack.

VxRack is EMC’s hyper-converged platform designed for the data center. The platform is EMC’s preferred platform for Native Hybrid Cloud, a turnkey Pivotal Cloud Foundry developer platform.

Mike Steinberg of EMC was manning the booth and gave me a guided tour of VxRack.  Check it out:

Some of the ground Mike covers

  • Two flavors: ScaleIO software defined storage or VMware Virtual SAN.
  • The compute is on the same nodes as the storage
  • Software layer: VMware or bare metal
  • The Native Hybrid Cloud = Pivotal cloud Foundry + pre-built dashboards and management instrumentation
  • A view from the back:
    • Configured to your specs and it shows up good to go
    • Networking and x86 nodes (3 flavors to choose from)
  • What the future holds for VxRack

Extra-credit reading

Pau for now…

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