Word on the internets is: VMware is coming out with a new Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance. I plan to use this page to centralize any and all information I find out about this appliance.
The converged infrastructure market will hit $17.8 billion in 2016, up from $4.6 billion in 2012. Converged infrastructure will account for 12.8 percent of total storage, server, networking and software spending by 2016, up from only 3.9 percent in 2012. With this momentum it is no surprise that VMware is ready to release their own appliance. It excites me to see a virtualization giant like VMware explore the appliance market.
VMware Project Mystic
VMware Project Marvin
Spotted Marvin on VMware campus during a break this morning “first hyperconverged infrastructure appliance ” pic.twitter.com/1iIPocjREX
— Fletcher Cocquyt (@Cocquyt) June 7, 2014
“Introducing the world’s first 100% VMware powered hyper-converged infrastructure appliance.” The poster also displayed the name “MARVIN” and stated: “Arriving summer 2014.”
I have a feeling the first version of these appliances will be marketed to more of the SMB space, just as vSAN is.