The physical rack layout of Ready Stack is flexible and depends on many datacenter elements such as power, thermals, and weight restrictions. The PowerEdge MX7000 blade chassis with MX740c and MX840c compute sleds requires 7U of rack space. PowerEdge rack servers require either 1U or 2U of rack space, depending on the model, and the compute server quantity can change depending on customer needs.
PowerMax storage can require fewer or additional disk enclosures, depending on the storage capacity and SSD type. Additional items such as IDPA can also be included within the same rack, space permitting. Ready Stacks are currently sized in Enterprise Small, Medium, and Large configurations. The following figure is an example of the Enterprise Large configuration.
Figure 1. Ready Stack components in Enterprise Large configuration—front rack view