The VxRail HCI platform was jointly developed by Dell Technologies and VMware. It is the only fully integrated, preconfigured, and tested HCI system that is optimized for VMware vSAN software-defined storage and the VMware vSphere ESXi hypervisor. The VxRail system is managed through the VMware vCenter Server interface, which provides the familiar vSphere experience that enables streamlining of the data center.
The VxRail system:
The VxRail platform is the only HCI system on the market that fully integrates Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with vSphere and vSAN. The VxRail platform supports multiple VMware solutions. More than 85 percent of healthcare organizations use VMware technology to run, manage and secure their healthcare infrastructure and applications (Digital Transformation in Healthcare, VMware, May 2017). The VxRail platform seamlessly integrates with and can fully use existing VMware ecosystem and cloud management solutions, including VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware vRealize Operations, VMware NSX-T, VMware Horizon, and other solutions that are a part of the vast and robust vSphere ecosystem.
VxRail HCI platform simplifies maintaining the underlying infrastructure for the modern data center. Dell Technologies performs testing and validation processes that free up administrators’ and architects’ time so that they can focus on the future for faster outcomes. For example, administrators typically must review and verify BIOS and firmware compatibility, drivers, and so on. Dell validates each VxRail release by running more than 2,500 unique tests, which can equate to more than 25,000 test hours for each major release.