The Dell VxRail family is the standard in hyperconverged infrastructure, providing extreme flexibility to granularly add capacity and performance on demand and enabling customers to easily extend use cases across the VMware virtualized environment. The system-based design allows IT centers to scale capacity and performance non-disruptively, so they can start small and grow incrementally with minimal up-front planning. VxRail environments can be designed to support a small number of virtual machines and scale to thousands.
The VxRail architecture enables a predictable pay-as-you-grow approach that aligns to changing business goals and user demand. Dell and VMware are continuously innovating, and VxRail introduced new Dell PowerEdge-based models that offer configuration flexibility. This flexibility allows customers to choose performance, graphics, and capacity as required for VMware environments, and supports more use cases.
The Dell VxRail family of systems offers a range of platforms:
The E, P, V, D, and S Series are single-node systems based on Dell PowerEdge server technology, the number-one selling x86 server platform, with greater storage capacity, larger memory, and more powerful CPU options. The G Series is a four-node system based on Dell PowerEdge server technology in a compact 2U chassis, providing a compute dense footprint.
VxRail systems are built using a distributed-cluster architecture consisting of modular blocks that scale linearly as the system grows from as small as two nodes to as large as 64 nodes. Nodes are available with different form factors, with single-node systems for use cases: low-profile systems; performance optimized; VDI optimized with GPU; and storage-optimized configurations supporting high-capacity HDD drives.
For applications that benefit from asymmetrical scaling of processing power and storage capacity, customers may choose VxRail dynamic nodes which provides the ability to attach external storage resources as their primary storage. VxRail dynamic nodes decouple compute and storage scaling. As processing demand grows, customers can add dynamic nodes to the cluster. As storage capacity demand grows, customers can provision more storage from external storage resources to dynamic nodes.
Extensive compute, memory, and storage options are designed to fit multiple use cases. Customers can choose from a range of next-generation Intel and AMD processors, variable memory sizes, storage, and cache capacity to provide the right balance of compute, memory, and storage. Single-node scaling and a low-cost entry point let customers buy just the right amount of storage and compute for today’s requirements and effortlessly scale to accommodate tomorrow’s growth. Systems are available with all-flash storage configurations that deliver the industry’s most powerful HCI for applications that demand maximum performance and low latency.