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Dell Technologies Brings IT Infrastructure & Cloud Capabilities to Edge Environments

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Dell Technologies, the leader in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), announces two new VxRail systems—including the first ruggedized VxRail model and introduction of AMD EPYC processors—bringing the power and simplicity of HCI to the most challenging and space-constrained edge environments.

“Organizations are moving their data management infrastructure closer to the edge where most of the data is being generated. However, these organisations face challenges due to the edge location – where resilient infrastructure is critical, unlike temperature controlled traditional data center,” said Amit Luthra, Director and General Manager, Data Center Solution, Dell Technologies, India. “With the new ruggedized VxRail systems that can stand up to extreme temperatures and can operate at upto 15,000 feet, our customers can increase their efficiency and performance regardless of the location and high temperature extremities. Additionally, our VxRail E Series is powered with AMD EPYC processors, which will enable high performance in a single-socket model, for all our customers.”

Smallest, toughest VxRail takes HCI to harsh edge environments 

The new ruggedized VxRail D Series brings VxRail’s simplicity and lifecycle management capabilities to a compact and durable form factor, designed to withstand remote and harsh environments. The system, featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, is 20 inches deep—the smallest VxRail yet—and can withstand extreme temperatures, sustain up to 40G of operational shock and operate at up to 15,000 feet.

It brings IT support to edge locations where resilient infrastructure is critical, such as the implementation of a data center at remote sites, onboard ships at sea or equipped in aircrafts. The VxRail D Series is an ideal solution for manufacturing, industrial, and oil and gas environments where conditions create a technical challenge or space is at a premium.

VxRail brings AMD EPYC processors to edge ready, single-socket system

For the first time on VxRail, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors are now available in a new, efficient E Series platform. The VxRail E Series with AMD EPYC processors offers customers a new option, with up to 64 high performance cores and support for PCIe® 4, that can be deployed at the edge or in data centers. Coupled with high-efficiency power supply, these compact 1U systems are an ideal option for customers that need high-performance computing power, in a single socket platform for edge environments.

The new VxRail E665 system—available in NVMe, all-flash, or hybrid storage configurations—offers high performance in a single-socket model and is an ideal option for database, unstructured data, virtual desktop infrastructure and HPC workloads.

VxRail software updates support latest VMware releases and streamline upgrades

As the only jointly engineered HCI system with VMware, VxRail delivers a hybrid cloud approach that is simple to deploy and manage, no matter where data and applications reside.

As recently announced, Dell Technologies Cloud Platform—offering VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail—now supports configurations with as few as four compute nodes, enabling customers to start small and grow. Customers, such as Atlantis, The Palm, now can explore their hybrid cloud journey at up to 47% lower cost, with a smaller footprint, and scale their infrastructure over time.

The latest version of VxRail HCI System Software helps streamline updates with the ability to run pre-upgrade health checks on demand and cloud-based management and orchestration, enabling every VxRail cluster to be maintained throughout its lifecycle, regardless of location.

Intel Optane persistent memory and NVIDIA GPU options support data-intensive applications 

With the introduction of new platform enhancements, VxRail can support even more power-demanding applications, such as in-memory databases like SAP HANA and artificial intelligence/machine learning applications. VxRail will now support:

Intel Optane Persistent Memory, which maintains improved data integrity with 90% lower latency. With this addition, VxRail is the first fully integrated VMware-based HCI system to support the full range of Intel Optane technologies for the data center including 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Intel Optane persistent memory and Intel Optane SSDs.

NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ GPUs, which combine with NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) software to bring the power of accelerated rendering, AI, advanced graphics and compute to the data center for a wide range of workflows. With Quadro RTX and NVIDIA vGPU software, customers can deploy VxRail solutions that help end users be more productive and data centers run efficiently.

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