DELL EMC WORLD 2017, LAS VEGAS - May 08, 2017 -
Dell EMC announces it is eliminating barriers to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) adoption with several updates to its HCI portfolio, including Dell EMC VxRail Appliances, VxRack Systems and XC Series, and new flexible consumption models aimed at making IT even simpler to acquire, deploy and manage.
“HCI is the fastest-growing part of the IT infrastructure market because customers want radical infrastructure simplification, and Dell EMC is the fastest-growing vendor in this segment with the strongest HCI portfolio, bar none,” said Chad Sakac, president, Converged Platforms and Solutions Division, Dell EMC. “We’re making the move to HCI even easier for customers with innovative payment solutions that eliminate the burden of upfront costs and long-term commitments, backed by HCI’s ability to easily scale up and down.”
According to IDC, the worldwide hyper-converged system market continued its trajectory as the fastest growing subset of the broader converged infrastructure market in 2016, surpassing US $2.2 billion in global revenue, a substantial increase of 110 percent compared to 2015. Dell Technologies was the fastest growing hyper-converged system market vendor, growing revenue 206 percent in 4Q 2016 year over year, based on the success of Dell EMC VxRail Appliances, VxRack Systems and the XC Series.1
The Dell EMC VxRail Appliance family is the industry’s only HCI appliances powered by VMware vSAN™ and jointly engineered with VMware. According to analyst firm IDC, sequential revenue growth from VxRail Appliances was four times higher than the entire HCI market during the fourth quarter of 2016, demonstrating more than 70 percent quarter over quarter growth.1 In response to VxRail Appliances being deployed increasingly for core data center applications, Dell EMC VxRail Appliances 4.5 delivers several new enterprise features available on Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers in the coming months:
The Dell EMC VxRack Systems, the only rack-scale hyper-converged systems with integrated top-of-rack Spine-Leaf networking and SDN options, are the perfect choice for customers embracing software-defined technology across the data center and ready for HCI with pre-integrated physical and software-defined networking. Updates to the VxRack portfolio of VxRack FLEX powered by ScaleIO and VxRack SDDC powered by VMware Cloud Foundation include:
The Dell EMC XC Series hyper-converged appliances combine compute, storage and virtualization resources in turnkey, 1U and 2U appliances configured to-order. XC Series appliances are best suited for customers requiring hypervisor choice, which may include Microsoft Hyper-V, and support a variety of specific use cases, ranging from typical enterprise business applications to VDI environments. Updates to the portfolio include:
The new Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation server portfolio will serve as the modern compute foundation across the Dell EMC HCI portfolio. Through testing and validation, Dell EMC’s fully engineered, turnkey HCI solutions will benefit from the advanced scale and performance of the new server portfolio to accelerate customers’ journeys to modernize their data centers. Dell EMC will begin incorporating PowerEdge 14th generation server capabilities into its HCI portfolio in the coming months.
While organizations are increasingly adopting HCI solutions to simplify their IT infrastructure, barriers include upfront costs and perceived risk of a new IT operating model. Removing these barriers, the new Cloud Flex for HCI by Dell Financial Services (DFS) brings a cloud-like consumption model to the Dell EMC HCI portfolio by offering a flexible, financing solution that eliminates upfront capital costs with declining payments over time. This is offered, through Dell EMC and channel partners, with no obligation after the first year and allows customers to return any or all HCI appliances.
Cloud Flex for HCI is available immediately with Dell EMC VxRail Appliances and Dell EMC XC Series and has planned availability in the third quarter of 2017 for Dell EMC VxRack Systems.
Additionally, Dell EMC is dramatically reducing the barriers to entry for desktop and application virtualization with Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions powered by VMware Horizon. These end-to-end solutions encompass the infrastructure, software and the option of endpoints and services all from a single vendor. VDI Complete is based on VxRail Appliances or Ready Nodes for vSAN, and provides straightforward, predictable pricing and exceptional total cost of ownership with a single number for support. Customers can choose to either build their own VDI solution or buy a pre-configured end-to-end solution from as little as US $8 per seat, per month1.
Amiras Savani, manager of infrastructure, Jenner & Block
“We chose Dell EMC VxRail Appliances for our law firm’s virtual desktops infrastructure platform and for hosting core functions including our email and database applications in our UK data center. The appliances have greatly reduced time needed for IT management, and Dell EMC support has been excellent, helping us get the solution up and running in only two hours. Our IT team endeavors to stay at the forefront of trusted, new technologies that enable us to be more efficient, and we’ve found that with Dell EMC VxRail.”
Jason Bray, senior vice president of engineering, cardlytics
“The Dell EMC XC Series is helping to increase our speed-to-market, which is a big thing for us. Our bank partners love a solution that allows them to get up and running fast, and ahead of the competition. We love its scalability. Instead of adding a whole stack of servers to set up a new bank partner in the system, we can actually add one or two servers and horizontally scale solutions faster and more economically.”
Stu Miniman, senior analyst, Wikibon
“Simplification is one of the primary drivers for rapid IT adoption of converged infrastructure solutions. Hyper-converged infrastructure is a multi-billion dollar market segment that is seeing rapid growth, and Dell EMC is well positioned as a leader with multiple leading offerings. The pairing of cloud-like consumption models, like Dell EMC's Cloud Flex for HCI, with flexible pools of on-premises infrastructure, makes it even easier for companies to make the move to this model with reduced risk and less upfront cost required."
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Dell Financial Services
Dell Financial ServicesTM (DFS) is the captive finance company for Dell Technologies, providing payment solutions to distributors, channel partners and end-users in more than 50 countries globally, financing over $6 billion annually. DFS can finance any technology - whether within the Dell Technologies family or a third-party solution – with a comprehensive global IT financing portfolio to help customers choose how they want to consume their technology.
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