Dell Technologies Brings IT Infrastructure & Cloud Capabilities To Edge Environments

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

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 is 20 inches deep—the smallest and lightest VxRail yet—and can withstand extreme temperatures, sustain 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 ideal 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 ideal 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—VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail—now supports configurations with as few as four compute nodes, enabling customers to begin. Customers like Atlantis the Palm can now explore their hybrid cloud journey at approximately half the 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, ensuring every VxRail cluster is maintained throughout its lifecycle, regardless of location. 

Persistent memory and GPU capabilities 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, with support of new powerful GPUs. VxRail will now support:

  • Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory, which maintains data integrity even when power is lost, now can enable quicker recovery and less downtime, with 90% lower latency. With support for Intel Optane DC persistent memory, VxRail customers can expand in-memory intensive workloads and use cases such as SAP HANA.
  • NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ GPUs: Designers and artists can create graphics using deep learning and visual computing workloads without compromising CPU performance. 

Availability

  • VxRail D Series and E Series with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors are available globally on June 23, 2020.
  • VxRail HCI System Software latest update is now globally available.
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory options are now globally available.

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