VxRail systems built on the latest generation Dell EMC PowerEdge server platform deliver the performance and reliability customers need for the widest range of workloads, all with full lifecycle management from a single point of support. In short, VxRail is the fastest and easiest way to transform infrastructure. It takes a lot of work and expertise to engineer a high performance and reliable HCI solution, and the work does not stop after the initial deployment. Continuous validation is needed to keep it running smoothly through software updates and node additions. As a turnkey, pre-integrated, tested, and validated HCI solution, VxRail can be quickly deployed, easily distributed, and counted on to increase the predictability, availability, and performance of the IT environment.
Figure 15. VxRail S Series node
VxRail systems on next generation servers include multiple purpose-built platforms with build-to-order configurations that support a wide range of customer use cases, including graphics-intensive VDI, big data and analytics, high performance computing, remote office, and more. With more processor options, new NVMe drives, more additional network connectivity options, and more GPU expansion, customer can now more closely match a VxRail to their workload requirements. No over provisioning here: buy what is needed, when it is needed.
VxRail models are available to meet the requirements of a wide set of use cases. For smaller workloads, there is an low-profile system space efficient configuration that uses1U single-node systems. A performance-optimized and a VDI-optimized configuration is available in both all-flash and hybrid configurations. For use cases requiring even greater storage, a hybrid storage-dense configuration that uses larger-capacity 3.5-inch drives is available. All models have a wide range of available memory, SSD cache, capacity storage configuration options and can start as with as few as two nodes.
Dell EMC offers the world’s most configurable HCI systems – VxRail perfectly matches any HCI requirements. The following figure shows the range of platforms designed to support multiple use cases.
Figure 16. VxRail hardware platform portfolio