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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Data Centers: Demystifying HCI by Sam Halabi

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Part V. Alternative HCI Implementations

Chapter 12 VMware vSAN

Chapter 13 Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform

Chapter 14 Open Source—Compute and Storage

HCI vendors are plentiful, and it is hard to cover the full list of different implementations. If you search online for hyperconverged infrastructure vendors, you get a bucketload of HCI vendors. You see names such as Cisco HyperFlex, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, EMC DELL VxRail/VxRack, Dell EMC XC Series, HPE (Simplivity), Stratoscale, Scalecomputing, Pivot 3, and many more.

Part V covers two of the important vendors in this space, VMware and Nutanix, as well as efforts in OpenStack. This is not to say that other implementations are better or worse, and this in not an endorsement ...

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