Dell EMC VxRail: An Overview

Yesterday, I read about Dell EMC VxRail, and I couldn’t stop myself to write about it. VxRail™ 4.0 was announced in June 2016, and is the fully integrated, preconfigured, and pre-tested VMware hyper-converged infrastructure appliance series in the market. Powered by leader in virtualization technology VMware vSAN and vSphere software, VxRail Appliance is the easiest and fastest way to simplify and extend a virtual environment while simplifying IT operations and lowering capital and operational costs. Now with the support of Dell PowerEdge servers, VxRail offers highly configurable appliances that meet any use case.

VxRail 4.0

VxRail Appliances feature configure-to-order platforms that deliver data services, resiliency, and QoS, enabling faster, better, and simpler delivery of virtual desktops, business-critical applications, and remote office infrastructure.

VxRail provides a simple, cost effective hyper-converged solution that solves your virtualization infrastructure challenges and supports a wide range of applications and workloads.

Dell EMC VxRail Appliances

The Dell EMC transformation comes to hyper-converged infrastructure. Dell EMC VxRail™, featuring Intel® Xeon® processors, is the only specifically developed and fully optimized hyper-converged appliance co-designed and built with VMware.

Simply put, VxRail is the easiest and fastest way to simplify and extend a VMware environment.

Hyper-Converged Appliances That Extend and Simplify VMware Environments

VxRail Appliances managed through VMware vCenter, provide existing VMware customers an experience they are familiar with allowing them to seamlessly integrate VxRail into their existing IT infrastructure.

VxRail Appliances are fully loaded with integrated Dell EMC mission-critical data services including replication, backup and cloud tiering at no additional charge and are the industry’s only hyper-converged appliance featuring kernel layer integration between VMware vSAN and the vSphere hypervisor, delivering unique and unmatched performance and efficiency. As a fully optimized and supported VMware-based solution, the appliances also integrated with VMware’s cloud management platform and end-user computing solutions.  VxRail is also a platform for introducing advanced SDDC offerings like NSX, vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations.

Start Small and Grow

The Dell EMC VxRail Appliance allows you to start small – with as few as three nodes – and grow incrementally up to 64 nodes per cluster. Single node scaling and storage capacity expansion provide a predictable, “pay-as-you-grow” approach for future scale up and scale out as your business and user requirements evolve without up-front planning.

VxRail Series

VxRail Appliances come with the following series:

G Series: General purpose 2U/4Node chassis refreshed from the current VxRail platform. The G Series is best suited for a broad range of hyper-converged use cases, and continues to be available in all-flash and hybrid configurations.

E Series: Entry level, cost-effective 1U/1Node offering for small and remote deployments.

V Series: VDI-optimized 2U/1Node appliance with GPU hardware for graphics-intensive desktop deployments. If your customer may want GPU acceleration in the future, order a V Series now and they can add GPU cards later.

S Series: Storage dense 2U/1Node appliance for demanding applications such as virtualized Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, big data, and analytics.

P Series: Performance intensive 2U/1Node appliances optimized for heavy workloads such as databases.

VxRail Specifications

Following table shows the specifications of all series of VxRail

VxRail G Series

For detail specifications, you can follow below mentioned table.

VxRail P Series

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