VMAX, XtremIO or Isilon


With the emergence of hyper-converged platforms, some customers may determine that they would prefer to leverage existing or new compute resources to service both the compute and storage needs without the addition of an enterprise storage array by means of a loosely coupled scale out solution. In this scenario, ScaleIO is able to deliver solid performance with simple data services.

The Spiderchart below shows the design characteristics of the platform(s) in relation to the workload requirements. Note overall alignment and relative strengths related to the target workload.