• Press Release

    April 05, 2016

    EMC Expands Reach For VCE Hyper Converged Offerings With Dell Reseller Agreements

    Story Highlights

    • Dell enhances its hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio with innovative VCE hyper-converged systems and appliances.
    • Extends reach of newly announced VCE VxRail Appliance Family – provides Dell customers the fastest and simplest way to consume VMware hyper-converged software (VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vSphere, and VMware vCenter Server)
    • Dell customers gain access to VCE VxRack System 1000 hyper-converged RackScale system and VxRack Node that offer the flexibility to start small and build their own EMC ScaleIO-based software-defined storage environment.

    HOPKINTON, MASS - April 05, 2016 -

    EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced new reseller agreements with Dell to provide a new set of customers access to its broad portfolio of hyper-converged offerings from VCE®, the Converged Platforms Division of EMC, including the recently announced VCE VxRail™ Appliance family, the VCE VxRack™ System 1000 and VxRack Node. The VCE hyper-converged appliances and systems provide Dell customers with more choice to achieve their business goals through the hallmark benefits of the VCE portfolio - increased agility, simplified operations and lower risk.

    The VxRail Appliance Family is the only hyper-converged infrastructure appliance jointly engineered with VMware and is fully integrated, preconfigured, and pre-tested for VMware environments. VxRail Appliances brings together the best of EMC and VMware including EMC rich data services and leading systems management capabilities with VMware’s leading hyper-converged software that includes VMware vSphere®, vCenter Server® and VMware Virtual SAN™ all in a single product family with one point of support, and with an entry list price starting at $60,000. Scale capacity and performance easily and non-disruptively up to 64 nodes (16 appliances) per cluster, allowing you to start small and grow incrementally without up-front planning. New all-flash configurations deliver up to an 8X boost in performance.

    VxRack System 1000 represents a transformational, software-defined path for customers to move from physical Storage Area Networks (SANs) to hyper-converged engineered systems that can scale from tens to thousands of nodes using EMC ScaleIO software. The pre-engineered, pre-integrated RackScale fabric with top of rack and spine switches enables predictable performance at scale. These systems are purpose-built to enable enterprises and service providers to support traditional datacenter workloads with massive scale capability and cost optimization.

    For customers looking for a build your own approach, the VxRack Node bundles EMC® ScaleIO® with standard x86 servers, enabling customers to quickly deploy a software-defined architecture. This greatly simplifies the process of buying and deploying ScaleIO for software-defined, block storage and maintains a high degree of flexibility while still receiving an enterprise-class support experience.

    EMC’s broad converged infrastructure portfolio helps customers deliver world-class cloud and mobile-ready IT services to their businesses, including the only portfolio that can natively replicate between VCE core data center and edge infrastructure for seamless, consistent operations. VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations software supports all VCE systems including VxRail Appliances for a complete view of all VCE resources from the core data center to remote and distributed locations.

    “VCE hyper-converged offerings help IT organizations eliminate complexity and increase agility, enabling them to focus on innovation to drive business growth. VxRail Appliances are the most cost effective and efficient way for customers to extend and leverage investments in existing VMware environments for mid-range data centers and enterprise edge. In addition VCE VxRack Systems serve traditional enterprise workloads as well as providing an optimal infrastructure for cloud native workloads. EMC is excited to be able to provide Dell customers a choice of innovative VCE appliances and systems that will simplify and modernize IT,” said Bob Wambach, Vice President of Marketing, VCE, the Converged Platforms Division of EMC.

    “Dell always has been committed to offering customers choice,” said Brian Humphries, president, Enterprise Solutions Sales, Strategy and Alliances at Dell. “By including VCE hyper-converged offerings in our already industry leading hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio, we’re now even better positioned to help our customers simplify IT and focus on their desired business outcomes.”

    “The VxRail Appliance Family, jointly engineered by VMware and EMC, brings together the simplicity, performance and cost-efficiency of VMware hyper-converged software with rich EMC data services, in a turnkey appliance with integrated support. We are pleased to see Dell offer these solutions as a part of its software-defined portfolio,” said Skip Bacon, vice president of Products, Storage and Availability, VMware.

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