Dell EMC recently announced it has expanded its leading converged systems portfolio by integrating its industry-leading PowerEdge servers into its VxRail appliances and VxRack System 1000 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).
The VxRail Appliance Family, the industry’s only HCI appliances specifically developed and fully optimised for VMware environments, now have configurations powered by the latest Intel Broadwell Platforms, VMware vSphere and VMware VSAN technologies and based on PowerEdge servers.
The result is that VxRail Appliances with PowerEdge servers increases hardware flexibility and offer more granular scalability with 250x more configurations, 40% more CPU performance for the same price, 25% lower entry price and offer 2x more storage in all-flash nodes.
New VxRack System 1000
The new VxRack System 1000, the only rack-scale hyper-converged system with integrated top-of-rack Spine-Leaf networking and SDN options, is based on PowerEdge R630 and R730xd servers.
These VxRack Systems offer more capacity and 40% more CPU performance without increasing footprint or cost. With more than 20 new configurations, customers have the flexibility to add as needed compute-heavy, storage-heavy or balanced configurations (in both all-flash and hybrid models) as needed to match their workload requirements.
The benefits of the VxRack System all-flash configurations include:
- Better all-flash economics that offer 2.5x more usable flash capacity for a similar price versus previous generations
- Application acceleration with SanDisk DAS Cache speeds storage I/O operations while reducing latency, resulting in improved performance of I/O-intensive applications such as Microsoft SQL OLTP
- Configuration flexibility enables customers to scale linearly as their workloads require by incrementally adding high-density, storage-heavy or compute-heavy node configurations