Dell EMC identifies four deployment models for IT transformation, defined by the business’ desired end state and operational readiness to realize that end state.
- Build your own—Businesses wanting the benefits of HCI but prefer to maintain control & flexibility regarding server vendor and configuration choice.
- HCI systems—Systems are a more turnkey option, including the server, software stack, and lifecycle management. They are fully engineered and supported as a single product.
- Rack-scale HCI—Rack scale HCI solutions extend what is provided by HCI systems, and additionally, tightly integrates physical and software defined networking along with software defined storage, compute, virtualization, data protection, and management software to fully automate complete infrastructure configuration and provisioning through a software-defined management and orchestration layer. Like HCI systems they are engineered and supported as a single product.
- Turnkey HCI-based hybrid cloud—Combine either system or rack-scale HCI with additional cloud management, automation & orchestration software and pre-engineered services & workflows to deliver an agile, elastic, automated, self-sustaining private cloud that can integrate with off-premises public cloud providers