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The Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards recognize the top products, technologies and services in the essential areas of technology that Modern Infrastructure covers. The award-winning tools help run enterprise businesses with efficiency and insight -- whether they're used inside the data center or out.
Judges have whittled down the list of submissions to the finalists below. Winners will be announced in early January in a special issue of Modern Infrastructure.
Entrants in the Best Converged/Hyper-Converged Product category offer compute, memory and storage hardware that is significantly improved with software.
The companies listed below are the finalists for the 2016 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards' best Converged/Hyper-Converged Product category.
Atlantis HyperScale CX-4
Atlantis HyperScale CX-4 allows remote sites and small distributed data centers with limited resources to deploy an entire infrastructure in less than an hour that is simple to centrally manage and protect. Atlantis HyperScale CX-4 is a smart decision for ROBO environments because it provides an affordable, all-flash, plug-and-play storage tool without skimping on performance.
Cohesity DataPlatform is the only hyperconverged platform designed to eliminate secondary storage silos by converging all secondary data workloads on a unified platform. Its hyperconverged architecture supports not only storage, but also the convergence of data management functions.
HPE Hyper Converged 380
The HPE Hyper Converged 380 is the complete virtualization tool with integrated compute, storage, management, and virtualization—all with consumer-inspired simplicity. But what makes it different is the ability to accelerate installation with HPE OneView InstantOn and HPE OneView User Experience (UX) set-up tools.
NetApp FlexPod is a natural fit for converged infrastructure since it simplifies data management. It represents the latest generation of high-performance servers, networking switches and storage arrays, bringing the sustained and consistent performance required by business applications. Its flexible design offers a broad range of reference architectures tailored for business applications.
Nimble Storage SmartStack
SmartStack with Nimble Storage AF-Series All Flash arrays is a Cisco Validated Design (CVD) tool with the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) Integrated Infrastructure combined with the Nimble Predictive Flash platform. SmartStack delivers enterprise-ready fixes to quickly and easily deploy business-critical applications and radically simplify operations. By providing one platform to support all application needs, SmartStack accelerates business processes, ensures availability with predictive infrastructure, and significantly drives down costs.
Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform
Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform leverages leading edge Intel x86-based servers and hyperconvergence to natively integrate compute, storage and virtualization into a resilient, software-defined tool with rich machine intelligence. This replaces the silos of servers and storage, along with the need for separate management tools and processes.
Pivot 3 vSTAC SLX
Pivot 3 vSTAC SLX provides more flexibility in how and where hyperconverged infrastructures are applied to move beyond targeted use cases and support the full spectrum of data center applications IT need to deliver. Designed to be deployed in environments with a diverse set of mixed application workloads & for users that need guaranteed performance & data protection, vSTAC SLX brings new dimensions of scalability currently not available in other HCI solutions that typically lead to overprovisioning for capacity or performance.