VxRail provides an entry point to the SDDC for most workloads. VxRail can benefit customers of all sizes and types, including small- and medium-sized environments, remote and branch offices (ROBO), and edge sites. VxRail provides a solid infrastructure foundation for larger data centers as well.
Small-shop IT personnel benefit from the simplicity of the system model to expedite the application-deployment process while still taking advantage of data services only typically available in high-end systems.
Larger data centers benefit by rapid deployment where a complete vSphere environment can be installed and be ready to deploy applications within a few hours of the system arriving on site. VxRail allows businesses to start small and scale nondisruptively. Storage is configured to meet appropriate application capacity and performance requirements.
In addition, nodes are available with a wide range of compute power, memory, and cache configurations to closely match the requirements of new and expanding use cases. As requirements grow, the system easily scales out and scales up in granular increments. Finally, because VxRail is jointly engineered, integrated, and tested by VMware and Dell, organizations can rely on a single source of support and remote services from Dell.
VxRail environments are configured as a cluster consisting of a minimum of two server nodes, with each node containing internal storage drives. VxRail systems are delivered with the software loaded, ready to attach to a customer-provided network. While most environments use 10 GbE for base connectivity for internal and external communications, 25 GbE or 1 GbE connectivity is also available. Using a simple wizard at the time of installation, customers can configure the system to match unique site and networking requirements.
With VxRail systems, organizations can start small and scale out as the IT organization transforms and adapts to managing converged infrastructure instead of silos. With a rich set of data services, including data protection, tiering to the cloud, and active/active data center support, VxRail can be the foundational infrastructure for IT. Best of all, customers can add new systems into existing clusters (and decommission aging systems) to provide an evergreen HCI environment, never again having to worry about costly SAN data migrations. As organizations continue to transform to a cloud model, integration with the VMware Aria Suite (formerly VMware vRealize Suite) enables full cloud automation and service delivery capabilities.