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Hyperconverged Software Partner Supporting Quotes

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VMware Introduces Next-Generation Hyper-Converged Software Enabling Simple, High Performance Infrastructure for the Software-Defined Data Center


Uwe Neumeier, Vice President, Global Server Business, Fujitsu

“Fujitsu is excited about VMware vSAN 6.2, and the enhancement of the vSAN Ready Nodes concept, adding options for pre-installation, flexible licensing and support. This enhancement fits well with one of the core elements of our Business Centric Integrated Systems portfolio: the Fujitsu Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN solution. Launched in 2014, PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN is fully certified, and delivers an easy-to-order hyperconverged infrastructure solution, providing a range of fully pre-configured, yet customizable hardware configurations with VMware vSphere and vSAN pre-installed.”

Manoj Nair, Vice President, CDI Converged Product Management, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

“From corporate data centers to remote and branch offices, customers are seeking to simplify software-defined data center and hybrid cloud adoption to deliver applications faster and improve performance. For organizations that have selected vSAN as part of their software-defined solution, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and VMware are working together to deliver new levels of customer choice through validated configuration options that will accelerate their journey to a software-defined infrastructure.”

Ravi Chalaka, Vice President of Solutions Marketing and Social Innovation, Hitachi Data Systems

“Customers are transitioning to hyperconverged infrastructures in order to accelerate time to value and simplify data center management, but they must be simple and fully optimized for rapid, low-cost deployment. We are excited about the direction that VMware is taking with the vSAN Ready Node program. With flexible licensing, configuration and customization for a range of applications, Hitachi fully supports VMware vSAN 6.2 to provide customers with an efficient, software-defined platform with scale-out capabilities. VMware’s Hyperconverged Software with vSAN is a key component of Hitachi’s family of converged Unified Compute Platform systems for VMware which enable customers to realize the full benefits of a software-defined data center."

Brian Connors, Vice President, Next Gen Infrastructure, Lenovo

"Today’s customers value qualified solutions providing quicker return on investment. HCI is a fast growing market helping customers realize operational and financial benefits and VMware's HCS provides both flexibility and performance by leveraging the enterprise-level features delivered with vSAN 6.2. Lenovo's secure, high performance vSAN Ready Node platforms with industry leading reliability are ideally suited for solutions in this space.”

Don Clegg, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Supermicro

“Supermicro’s all-flash NVMe and hybrid vSAN Ready Nodes enable a broad selection of high-performance turnkey solutions for HCI. Now available with pre-installed, certified VMware vSAN 6.2, vSphere, vCenter Server and complete end-to-end service, Supermicro accelerates and simplifies deployment of Hyperconverged Software (HCS) solutions to meet data center scalability and lifecycle management infrastructure needs.”

Gil Shneorson, Vice President and General Manager, Hyperconverged Infrastructure at VCE, the EMC Converged Platforms Division

“Software-defined storage has made hyperconverged infrastructures essential elements of the modern data center architecture. VMware vSAN's successes and innovations have accelerated to market leading customer adoption. The incredible new capabilities in the VMware hyperconverged software stack coupled with the right automation, hardware, packaging and support model are ideal for creating a purpose built appliance that helps customers realize an agile, reliable and cost-effective data center.”