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Simplify and modernise your data centre, streamline operations, cut costs and get ahead with Dell EMC converged and hyper-converged infrastructure solutions.
Dell EMC converged infrastructure products include servers, data storage devices, networking equipment and software for IT infrastructure management, automation and orchestration.
Converged infrastructure brings together the disparate infrastructure elements that power IT systems. Servers, data storage devices, networking functions, virtualisation, management software, orchestration, and applications are integrated in a single chassis to form a consolidated, simplified platform that features reduced operational costs and increased reliability. This enables businesses to reduce their time to market and frees them to spend more time on business generating activities and innovation rather than routine maintenance.
Hyper-converged infrastructure integrates the key types of IT components that converged infrastructure does, but all of the software-defined elements are implemented virtually at or via the Hypervisor rather than physically, in hardware. In other words, HCI adds tighter integration between more components using software as the ‘glue’. CI is mainly hardware focused whereas HCI is software defined with operations logically separated from the physical hardware.
The integration between components is much tighter in hyperconverged systems than you typically find with CI. That makes HCI suitable for a wider range of workloads than CI, because you can define and configure the infrastructure at the software level and customise it to work for specialised applications that pre-configured CI bundles can't support.
For many businesses, IT is seen as a cost center rather than an innovation resource. With a simplified platform, IT can be liberated to focus on delivering services and innovation rather than keeping the lights on. Converged systems empower competitive advantage by delivering speed, efficiency and simplicity. Now you can align technology with goals, lower costs, and deliver faster business outcomes.
Dell EMC VxRail Appliances are the industry’s only HCI appliances specifically developed and fully optimised for VMware environments. VxRail Appliances provide a familiar management experience to VMware customers, allowing seamless integration with existing IT infrastructure. Buy business outcomes by accelerating and simplifying IT through standardisation and automation.
VxRack SDDC is a hyper-converged rack-scale system intended for enterprise scale deployments of virtual infrastructure, infrastructure as a service, and virtual desktops infrastructure (VDI). Each system is based on a standardised architecture that combines qualified customisable hardware (x86 nodes, top of rack, and rack interconnect switching) with pre-loaded integrated VMware software components in a complete and validated solution. VxRack SDDC provides capabilities that far exceed simple hyper-converged appliances by addressing compute and storage needs as well as requirements for networking (physical and virtual), cloud operations, and system management automation.
The XC Series combines compute, storage and virtualisation resources in 1U and 2U appliances that can be configured to-order for specific use cases. With a choice of industry-leading hypervisors, application and virtualisation teams can quickly fulfill new service requests for all virtualised workloads, including:
Multiple applications in the datacentre can run on the same scalable and cost-effective platform, enabling IT organisations to shift from supporting operations to delivering innovations that add business value.
VRTX - Dell VRTX is a modular infrastructure platform, which integrates computing, storage and networking together in one compact chassis. It’s the first integrated IT solution that is designed specifically for small to medium-sized businesses, providing a fully resilient, flexible and easy to configure solution at an affordable price.
VxBlock - The VxBlock System 1000 is a next generation converged infrastructure system, specifically designed to deliver greater business agility, improved data centre efficiency and better operational simplicity. It is a fully integrated system that supports 4 different Dell EMC storage types, 2 different Cisco compute types, Cisco networking and Dell EMC integrated data protection options, all in one system.
If you need to refresh your server room IT hardware and are looking for an affordable, compact, quiet solution that's easy to deploy and manage, consider the Dell VRTX.
Live Optics is free, online software you can use to impartially collect, visualise and share data about your IT environment and workloads. It gives you a safe and simple way to record and communicate your performance fingerprint to inform.
If you’re exploring a hardware refresh, we can buy back your decommissioned equipment and help you meet your WEEE regulations. We’ll arrange everything, including the collection and safe destruction of any data and its disposal.
Acquiring the latest IT solutions shouldn’t be as complicated as running your business. We offer a range of flexible payment services to reduce CAPEX and free up your budgets. It’s quick, it’s easy and most important, it lets you keep the “flow” in your cash flow.
Six best practices to transform your IT organisation and maximise the value of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure
The Dell EMC Services portfolio includes technology and deployment services for Dell EMC VxBlock Systems, VxRack Systems, and VxRail Systems. These services reduce time to value and minimise risk by applying proven deployment practices beginning in the factory and continuing with and beyond on-site installation. Contact us to explore these further.
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