PowerStore X and VxRail have clear benefits when they work together. PowerStore X is unique in the storage world with its AppsON capability. This enables VMs to be run directly on the PowerStore appliance itself.
Note: For more information on this capability, please read PowerStore: Introduction to the Platform. While PowerStore X is also capable of providing storage to external hosts via FC, iSCSI, or FC-NVMe, these capabilities are covered in the PowerStore T section.
In this configuration, PowerStore X and VxRail are not connected to each other and are not providing resources to the same vSphere cluster. Rather, both platforms exist as separate vSphere clusters in either the same vCenter, or separate vCenter instances, and there is a need for workload mobility between the two clusters. As both platforms are, from the point of view of VMware vSphere two vSphere clusters, we can leverage the capabilities of VMware vMotion to provide the desired workload mobility and migrate from one to the other.