VMware’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure Appliance: EVO Rail

evo rail


At VMworld 2014 this year, a new hyperconverged infrastructure appliance emerged. This appliance brings together storage, networking and compute for an easy to manage IT infrastructure. A simple and powerful appliance taking a large step in the SDDC direction. When you no longer have to manage hardware, you can focus more on applications and data.

I put together this page as a central point for as much EVO information that I can find. Let me know if you find something else you would like me to add to this page, and I will continue to add information as I find it.

Official Product Page: http://www.vmware.com/products/evorail

EVO Rail Datasheet



Marco Broekenhttp://www.vclouds.nl/vmworld-2014-introducing-vmware-evo-rail/
Julian Woodhttp://www.wooditwork.com/2014/08/25/vmware-marvin-comes-alive-evorail-hyper-converged-infrastructure-appliance/
Chris Wahlhttp://wahlnetwork.com/2014/08/25/evo-rail/
Timothy Prickett Morgan http://www.enterprisetech.com/2014/08/25/vmware-takes-hyperconvergence-upstarts-evorail/
Louis Chenghttp://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2014/08/vmware-horizon-and-evo-rail.html


Project “MARVIN” stands for: Modular Automated Rackable Virtual Infrastructure Node.

VMware Project Mystic – MARVIN Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance

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.

Project Codenames:

VMware Project Mystic

VMware Project Marvin


From Twitter:

“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.