Re: Sprained my eardrum!
You lose all credibility with such poor information. VxRail, and any VSAN based HCI for that matter, can support 64 nodes in one cluster, and if rumors are true, soon to be 128.
In my opinion, if I'm looking at HCI and I'm a VMWare customer, then the logical starting point is VxRail, as there's no other solution that is more integrated between the hardware and hypervisor.
If you're not a VMWare shop, then VxRail is off the table, and I'm probably starting with Nutanix.
Simplivity was a flawed product even before the HP acquisition, and if they follow the same path as everything else HP acquires...destined to die on the vine.
Hyperflex has a lot of units out there because Cisco up until the end of last year bundled it in with all their high margin USC deals. When they started making the reps actually sell it...those reps goaled on it left in droves. Quite frankly unless you're buying because of the Cisco name, there's really nothing special about it, and it has the most limitations of the major HCI appliances out there. Not to mention taking up the most rack space.