For customers that would like to get their VCF on VxRail solution delivered as a rack integrated system, Dell EMC has available a set of rack assembly services that customers can purchase that leverage the power of the Dell 2nd Touch facility global footprint to incorporate additional factory services as part of VCF on VxRail delivered solution.
Dell Technologies offers two types of integration services – Fixed Configuration VxRail Integrated Rack Services Options or Flexible VxRail Integrated Rack Services Options. Depending on the VxRail solution use case, one or both integration services options may be available.
Customers who choose the VxRail nodes deployment option maintain the responsibility for defining the networking and rack configuration as well as performing the work of physically racking of the nodes, and non-Dell 3rd party products.
Customers who choose the VxRail Integrated Rack deployment option chose to have Dell Technologies to perform the physical rack and stack the VxRail nodes in a rack prior to delivery. This delivery option supports all of the available VxRail solution use cases.
Depending on which hardware configuration desires, customers can choose from a list of fixed rack design configurations that leverage Dell Technologies defined networking and rack components along with a subset of VxRail node configuration options. This option supports all of the available VxRail solution use cases.
If a customer desires a more flexible integrated rack configuration engagement in which they can define the networking and rack components as well as VxRail node hardware and rack design configuration, including the use of 3rd party products, then Flexible Rack Integration options are also available. Note: For 3rd party components, the customer will be responsible for procuring and sending the products to a Dell Technologies 2nd Touch Facility for racking. This option supports all of the available VxRail solution use cases.
Finally, for those who desire specific turnkey VxRail cloud solution outcomes and who value speed of delivery, customers can purchase one of the cloud solution offerings available within the Dell Technologies Cloud portfolio. These solutions are turnkey and are designed/packaged to provide the fastest time to value. They are delivered as Fixed Configuration VxRail Integrated Racks whose components and rack configuration design are predefined by Dell Technologies in order to optimize speed of delivery. For these solution offerings, customers will have a limited choice of fixed VxRail node configurations to pick from that will be pre-racked as part of solution delivery. Available offerings in this category include VCF on VxRail and VMC on Dell EMC.
Figure 21. Examples of VxRail integrated rack delivery options