The Dell EMC VxRail family is the standard in hyperconverged infrastructure, providing extreme flexibility to granularly add capacity and performance on demand and enabling customers to easily extend use cases across the VMware virtualized environment. The system-based design allows IT centers to scale capacity and performance non-disruptively, so they can start small and grow incrementally with minimal up-front planning. VxRail environments can be designed to support a small number of virtual machines and scale to thousands.
The VxRail architecture enables a predictable pay-as-you-grow approach that aligns to changing business goals and user demand. Dell EMC and VMware are continuously innovating, and VxRail introduced new Dell EMC PowerEdge-based models that offer extreme configuration flexibility. This flexibility allows customers to choose performance, graphics, and capacity as required for VMware environments, and supports more use cases.
The Dell EMC VxRail family of systems offers a range of platforms:
E Series—Go Everywhere 1U/1Node with an all NVMe option and T4 GPUs for a wide range of use cases including artificial intelligence and machine learning. Also available in a single socket server powered by 2nd Generation AMD EPYC™ processor with up to 64 cores.
P Series—performance optimized for high-end use cases with business-critical, performance-intensive applications and/or in-memory databases.
V Series—VDI optimized for specialized use cases with graphics intensive applications such as high-end 2D/3D visualization applications; the only series that supports up to six GPU cards.
D Series—Durable, ruggedized, short depth, 1U/1Node. Designed to withstand extreme conditions such as intense heat and cold, shock, vibration, dust, humidity, and EMI. Available in MIL-STD certified configurations.
S Series—storage-dense configurations targeted at specialized use cases that require higher storage capacity at the server level such as Big Data, analytics, or collaboration applications.
G Series— general-purpose and compute dense, multi-node form factor, ideal for widely deployed general purpose applications and VDI workloads (not requiring GPU cards)
The E, P, V, D, and S Series are single-node systems based on Dell EMC PowerEdge server technology, the number-one selling X86 server platform, with greater storage capacity, larger memory, and more powerful CPU options. The G Series is a four-node system based on Dell EMC PowerEdge server technology in a compact 2U chassis, providing a compute dense footprint.
VxRail systems are built using a distributed-cluster architecture consisting of modular blocks that scale linearly as the system grows from as small as three nodes to as large as 64 nodes. Nodes are available with different form factors, with single-node systems for use cases: low-profile systems; performance optimized; VDI optimized with GPU; and storage-optimized configurations supporting high-capacity HDD drives.
Extensive compute, memory, and storage options are designed to fit multiple use cases. Customers can choose from a range of next-generation Intel and AMD processors, variable memory sizes, storage, and cache capacity to provide the right balance of compute, memory, and storage. Single-node scaling and a low-cost entry point let customers buy just the right amount of storage and compute for today’s requirements and effortlessly scale to accommodate tomorrow’s growth. Systems are available with all-flash storage configurations that deliver the industry’s most powerful HCI for applications that demand maximum performance and low latency.