VMware have announced their Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solutions package, called EVO:RAIL. EVO stands for an evolutionary technology. It’s very much the vSphere in a box solution that other vendors have been threatening to produced over the years, some have had some success with it.
However, after watching the youtube presentation here, it’s looking like a very accomplished piece of engineering and automation. Something that I continually advocate to anyone who sits still long enough!!
There’s also an offering called EVO:RACK, which is for a larger implementation of the same technology, more of a private/public vCloud data centre in a box approach. For more information, see the official VMware CTO blog here.