EVO:RAIL

EVO:RAIL is an x86 server-based appliance developed by VMware for combining compute, networking and storage resources into a hyper-converged infrastructure system. VMware designed EVO:RAIL to make it easier for small and mid-sized enterprises to quickly deploy an all-in-one virtualization solution.

VMware revealed EVO:RAIL during its VMworld conference in August 2014, and announced that EVO:RAIL can be purchased through a list of qualified EVO:RAIL channel partners that includes Dell, EMC, HP, Fujitsu and SuperMicro, among others.

EVO:RAIL and EVO:RACK Hyper-Converged Solutions

VMware also announced it would be delivering a second hyper-converged system following EVO:RAIL called EVO:RACK, which includes VMware vCloud Suite, VSAN, NSX and EVO:RACK management software, serving as a full-scale software-defined data center (SDDC) in a box. The EVO:RACK system is expected to be available in 2015.

VMware’s EVO:RAIL and EVO:RACK compete in the emerging hyper-converged technologies market with established providers like Nutanix, SimpliVity and Scale Computing.

Related Terms: VSAN, NSX, vCloud Suite, Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Software-Defined Everything

Forrest Stroud
Forrest Stroud
Forrest is an experienced, entrepreneurial and well-rounded professional with 15+ years covering technology, business software, website design, programming and more.

Top Articles

Huge List Of Texting and Online Chat Abbreviations

From A3 to ZZZ we list 1,559 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Includes Top...

How To Create A Desktop Shortcut To A Website

This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE). Creating a desktop...

The History Of Windows Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems. We look at the history of Microsoft's Windows operating systems (Windows OS) from 1985 to present...

Hotmail [Outlook] Email Accounts

  By Vangie Beal Hotmail is one of the first public webmail services that can be accessed from any web browser. Prior to Hotmail and its...

Cybersecurity Awareness Training Definition...

Cybersecurity awareness training informs employees of the attack surfaces and vectors in their...

Supply Chain Definition &...

A supply chain is a network between an organization and its suppliers to...

Relational Database Definition &...

A relational database stores and connects data in tables and columns, emphasizing the...