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Dell EMC integrates PowerEdge servers with hyper-converged infrastructure




Dell EMC has integrated PowerEdge servers with its hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio. This move by Dell EMC will help customers move forward by incorporating the technology they want and need to become more agile, flexible and competitive.


Customers opting for Dell EMC VxRail Appliances will now benefit from the performance and reliability of PowerEdge servers with the latest Intel Broadwell platforms and a new 3-node entry for a lower starting point. New addressable use-cases include:


Storage heavy workloads including Big Data Analytics and Microsoft Exchange can take advantage of high-capacity VxRail nodes


Graphics-heavy client virtualization workloads that require increasing levels of performance will benefit from VxRail nodes with GPU acceleration


Remote Office/Branch Office environments can leverage cost-optimized nodes to simplify IT management at multiple remote sites


For the Dell EMC VxRack System, two new PowerEdge-based configurations are available, both of which can be configured with all-flash, storage only, or hybrid. Compared to previous VxRack System all-flash node configuration options, PowerEdge servers provide better all-flash economics, application acceleration and unparalleled value.


All VxRail Appliances and VxRack System customers, regardless of size, can take advantage of Dell EMC synergies to deliver hyper-converged solutions for their data center core and edge locations. Adding more value, Dell EMC’s hyper-converged portfolio of appliances and racks is optimized for both traditional and cloud-native workloads running in mixed environments.


In keeping with its commitment to put customers first, Dell EMC is also facilitating investment protection for customers. They can buy existing appliances and racks and new PowerEdge-based systems, and mix and match these nodes in a cluster as required, and, if they want, upgrade to newer architectures over time.


The addition of PowerEdge servers in the VxRail and VxRack portfolios will deliver real customer value by innovating fast, leveraging Dell EMC’s world-class supply chain to drive down costs and offer its customers increased choice and flexibility.

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