Dell VxRail is the foundation for the APEX Hybrid Cloud. APEX Hybrid Cloud is a part of the Dell APEX Cloud Services portfolio that offers integrated compute, storage, networking, and virtualization resources that enable consistent, secure infrastructure and operations for workloads across public and private clouds. With a simple way to order and manage cloud resources, customers can easily build the cloud of their choice with solutions that are tailored to their most pressing business needs.
VxRail delivers the fastest and simplest path to achieving IT outcomes, from modernizing data center at the core with new platforms and faster network connectivity, to automated and accelerated hybrid cloud deployment with VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail.
The Dell VxRail turnkey experience starts with full-stack integration of software and hardware, for a consistent and deeply integrated VMware environment. VxRail goes even further to deliver even more highly differentiated features and benefits based on the VxRail HCI System Software. The software automates deployment, delivers complete life cycle management, and facilitates key upstream and downstream integration points. The result is a better-together experience for hybrid cloud infrastructure use cases, with VxRail as the foundation. VxRail is the only jointly engineered HCI system with VMware and supports synchronous releases with VMware. This means that the latest HCI and cloud software updates are available to customers sooner.
VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail builds upon native VxRail and VMware Cloud Foundation capabilities with additional unique Dell and VMware jointly engineered integration features. These features simplify, streamline, and automate the operations of your entire SDDC from deployment through Day 2 operations, including support and serviceability capabilities that no other VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure offering can provide.
Full-stack integration with VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail means both the HCI infrastructure and VMware cloud software stack life cycle are managed as a single automated turnkey hybrid cloud experience that reduces risk and increases IT operational efficiency. VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail delivers a consistent infrastructure and consistent operations experience with edge, private, and native public cloud workload deployment options for a true hybrid cloud solution.
VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell VxRail can be delivered several ways while providing customers with the flexibility to use their own or Dell networking systems:
Based on VMware SDDC best practices, VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail ensures that customers are future-proofed for next generation VMware cloud technologies that will be innovated around the same architectural design principles.