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April 08, 2015


Aernoud van de Graaff

Let me start by stating that I hate vendors building top10s of why their solution is better then the rest. usually a lot of marketing mumbo jumbo. Your list is actually the first one I saw that I thought was really interesting and based on valid arguments. Praise I do not give lightly.....

I am not sure that hyperconverged is a strategic solution. It is certainly better consumable then building an SDDC yourself, but for a solution to be strategic for me it needs to have a significant impact on the outcomes. And yet, it will be faster, easier then buying HW and SW yourself and setting it up. but easier is not strategic, it's convenient. And that will make it popular, but will it have a huge impact. Don't think so.

But it can be part of a larger strategy, to provide IT as a service, to transform your IT organization to become a broker of internal and external service, provide new functionality and information at the speed of business, speed up innovation cycles, etc.

To be honest I feel that EVO-Rack will play a bigger part in these strategies then EVO-Rail. But there are more routes to these strategic goals, e.g. this can also be achieved by setting up a hybrid cloud.

But I can think of scenarios where EVO-Rail can be strategic too. E.g. rolling out a DC in a box to ROBO locations, production sites, etc. Set up IT within hours at a new location. Set up the box, connect to power and network and off you go.

Keep on blogging :)


Chuck Hollis

Aernoud -- thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck

Dmytro Sichkar

Very insightful article.

Every inovations are not fully realized at first. Only with time full potential of inovations is utilized.

Thanks for sharing.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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