Within Dell Technologies Corporate Systems Engineering (CSE), the VxRail Product Technology team is responsible for internal knowledge transfers, creation of technical how-to procedures, documentation in the form of planning and architecture guides, and evaluating and characterizing the performance of VxRail.
These product technologists maintain their focus on areas of expertise. The contributors to this paper are responsible exclusively for performance modeling and characterization. They are first to evaluate and characterize new technologies, such as Intel Optane Persistent Memory and new server platforms, as well as firmware, BIOS, and software code for VMware products, Dell PowerEdge servers, and VxRail HCI System Software.
The technologists use their findings to build the performance models of the VxRail Online Sizing tool. Dell sales teams use the sizing tool to ensure that the workloads that customers intend to run on the VxRail system will meet customers’ performance expectations.