Installing and configuring a production-ready CI involves multiple considerations, including:
These considerations are complicated by the need to understand the types of workloads that will be running on the cluster. Additional complications come from the fast-moving pace of the industry and from the challenges of managing a system that is designed to accommodate multiple general-purpose, virtualized workloads.
Dell EMC’s customer-centered approach is to create rapidly deployable and highly optimized CI solutions running on enterprise-class hardware. Dell EMC solutions combine optimized hardware, software, and services to streamline deployment and improve the customer experience.
Dell EMC Ready Stack solutions can include all the hardware, software, resources, and services that are needed to run a scalable, highly available CI environment. This approach means that organizations can be operational in a shorter time than is typically possible with homegrown solutions. The architecture design for this Ready Stack incorporates storage, networking, and vSphere best practices to ensure availability, serviceability, and optimal performance.