What is the VMware Virtual SAN team announcing today?
Virtual SAN Ready Nodes continue to gain momentum! The Virtual SAN product team is excited to launch 5 new Virtual SAN Ready Nodes from IBM. The IBM Ready Nodes are based on the IBM x3650 M4 and IBM x3550 M4 server series.
This takes the total count of Virtual SAN Ready Nodes to 34 including the ones from Cisco (4 Ready Nodes), Dell (3 Ready Nodes), Fujitsu (5 Ready Nodes), HP (10 Ready Nodes), Hitachi (1 Ready Node) and SuperMicro (6 Ready Nodes)!
Great! How can I quote/order the new IBM Ready Nodes?
The IBM Virtual SAN Ready Nodes are available through IBM Certified Business Partners. If you want to order the IBM System x Ready Nodes, please contact your IBM Sales Representative or Business Partner.
IBM Business Partners can go to IBM PartnerWorld TechLine and select the link to VMware Virtual SAN – then select and download the configuration file using the solution reference number for the IBM Virtual SAN Ready Node solution of interest.
You can also work with your IBM Sales Rep to quote and order the IBM Virtual SAN Ready Node using the same TechLine solution reference number
Where can I find more details about Virtual SAN Ready Nodes?
Please refer to my previous two posts on this topic, Virtual SAN Ready Nodes – Ready, Set, Go! and New Virtual SAN Ready Nodes from Cisco and Hitachi for more details on Virtual SAN Ready Nodes.
In addition to providing insight into Ready Nodes and the criteria used for classification of Ready Nodes into various solution profiles aligned to customer workloads for Server and VDI, these posts also describe how to quote/order Ready Nodes from specific OEM vendors.
Are there more Virtual SAN Ready Nodes from other server vendors to choose from?
As always, we continuously work with our OEM vendors to build out new Virtual SAN Ready Node offerings. We will keep you updated as we finalize more.
Watch this space for more details!