Dell EMC VxRail HCI offers the performance, capacity, and graphics capabilities that are needed to meet the infrastructure requirements of a small or mid-size enterprise. VxRail HCI provides a simple, cost-effective solution that solves virtualization infrastructure challenges and supports a wide range of applications and workloads.
The VxRail portfolio includes:
The VxRail design uses a modular, distributed system architecture based on a 1U or 2U platform, with linear scalability per node. Various options are available for compute, memory, and storage configurations to match many use cases. Options include a range of Intel processors, variable RAM, storage, and cache capacity for flexible CPU-to-RAM-to-storage ratios.
VxRail systems are assembled with proven PowerEdge server hardware that has been integrated, tested, and validated as a complete solution by Dell Technologies. The current generation of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers for VxRail HCI uses Intel Xeon E5 processors. The Xeon E5 processor is a multithreaded, multicore CPU that is designed to handle diverse workloads for cloud service, high-performance computing, and networking. Each VxRail model has a different number of cores and memory capacity.
For ease of management, VxRail HCI System Software automates life-cycle management, reduces complexity, and boosts infrastructure security. Administrators can update and patch production environments with no downtime while VxRail Manager intelligently deploys important updates.
VxRail HCI includes vSphere, vSAN, and VxRail HCI System Software to make data center deployment and operations as easy as possible. Because vSphere is the core operational software in VxRail HCI, the system inherits the many vSphere approaches for running containerized and virtualized application workloads.
For more information about VxRail HCI, see the VxRail Info Hub.