VxRail provides an entry point to the software defined data center (SDDC) for most workloads. Customers of all sizes and types can benefit from VxRail, including small- and medium-sized environments, remote and branch offices (ROBO), and edge sites, as well as providing a solid infrastructure foundation for larger data centers.
Small-shop IT personnel benefit from the simplicity of the system model to expedite the application-deployment process while still taking advantage of data services only typically available in high-end systems.
Larger data centers benefit by rapid deployment where a complete vSphere environment can be installed and be ready to deploy applications within few hours of the system arriving on site. VxRail allows businesses to start small and scale non-disruptively. Storage is configured to meet appropriate application capacity and performance requirements.
In addition, nodes are available with in a wide range of compute power, memory, and cache configurations to closely match the requirements of new and expanding use cases. As requirements grow, the system easily scales out and scales up in granular increments. Finally, because the VxRail is jointly engineered, integrated, and tested, organizations can leverage a single source of support and remote services from Dell EMC.
VxRail environments are configured as a cluster consisting of a minimum of two server nodes, with each node containing internal storage drives. VxRail systems are delivered with the software loaded, ready to attach to a customer-provided network. While most environments use 10Gb Ethernet for base connectivity for internal and external communications, 25Gb or 1Gb Ethernet connectivity is also available. Using a simple wizard at the time of install, the system can be configured to match unique site and networking requirements.
VxRail systems enable organizations to start small and scale out as the IT organization transforms and adapts to managing converged infrastructure versus silos. With a rich set of data services, including data protection, tiering to the cloud, and active-active data center support, VxRail can be the foundational infrastructure for IT. Best of all, customers can simply add new systems into existing clusters (and decommission aging systems) to provide an evergreen HCI environment, never having to worry about costly SAN data migrations ever again. As organizations continue to transform to a cloud model, integration with the VMware vRealize Suite enables full cloud automation and service delivery capabilities.