Dell EMC VxRail system is a resilient, secure, and modern hyperconverged infrastructure system that directly addresses the challenges of security and compliance in modern day environments.
VxRail system is engineered, built, configured, and maintained following the Dell EMC Secure Development Lifecycle, which follows a rigorous approach to secure product development, including executive-level risk management before products are shipped to market. Additionally, VMware vSphere—a significant part of VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure—has also been developed using a similar Security Development Lifecycle.
Everything that comprises VxRail is secure and can be seen in the figure below. Each component has security built in, with corporate security processes, unique security features, and supply chain control, so you can feel confident that VxRail can fit into your secure IT infrastructure design. The hardware is comprised of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers and Intel processors. The virtualization and software layers are comprised of vSphere and vSAN which is integrated into the kernel of vSphere. The integrated software and management included with VxRail is comprised of software from VMware, the vRealize Log Insight and vCenter, and software from Dell EMC, RP4VM, SRS, and the VxRail HCI System Software for all the lifecycle management of everything in this stack. (RP4VM excluded from LCM.) All of this is jointly engineered with Dell EMC and VMware, and delivered by and supported exclusively by Dell EMC as a single product—VxRail.
Figure 7. What comes with VxRail
VxRail is designed to a number of standards, has attained the Common Criteria EAL2+certificate, USGv6 certification making it IPv6 Ready, and provides a VxRail Product Security Configuration Guide to further harden VxRail deployments. Additionally, customers can leverage the VxRail STIG Compliance Guide and automated scripts to further harden their environments.
To learn more about VxRail’s Comprehensive Security by Design, please download the whitepaper: https://www.emc.com/collateral/white-papers/vxrail-comprehensive-security-design.pdf