Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs bring best-of-breed Dell EMC infrastructure that is interoperable with VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and delivered as pre-tested designs with deployment guidance. Organizations can now meet the varied demands of workloads with independent scaling of compute and storage by building their own hybrid Cloud infrastructure with prescriptive building blocks.
Superior performance with independent scaling of storage and compute.
Rapid deployment with pre-tested infrastructure and implementation guidance.
Reduced costs by leveraging existing Dell EMC investments for hybrid Cloud.
With Validated Designs for VCF using Dell EMC PowerStore™, PowerMax™, Unity™ XT, and PowerFlex™ , organizations can build their own hybrid cloud infrastructure, combining the best of software-defined and external storage architecture delivering a strong foundation for both traditional and cloud-native workloads. VCF supports Fiber Channel (FC) and Network File System (NFSv3) as principal storage, iSCSI/NFSv4 as supplemental storage for workload domains using PowerMax, PowerStore, and Unity XT arrays. Additionally, PowerFlex system provides a validated deployment option for workload domains as supplemental storage. These external storage options complement VCF deployments for applications with unique external storage-intensive requirements and challenges around performance and scalability.
Dell EMC PowerEdge MX and its onboard management, OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition, now supports interoperability with VCF based on DMTF Redfish standards. This enables organizations to rapidly provision and scale resources dynamically—composing and recomposing storage infrastructure on-the-fly, within a flexible, scalable Cloud infrastructure built on PowerEdge.
Learn why the combination of Cloud foundation software and Dell EMC PowerEdge MX7000 hardware is validated in Dell EMC labs and certified by VMware.
See this overview on the integration of VMware Cloud Foundation and Dell EMC PowerEdge MX7000 servers on how to compose compute and storage resources in PowerEdge MX7000 to accelerate your cloud deployment.
Learn how to configure Dell EMC storage products to work with VMware Cloud Foundation and meet the most demanding workload needs using pre-tested infrastructure.
This document provides information about the deployment of a 2-Layer PowerFlex system as supplemental scale out storage and compute for high performance workloads with an existing VMware Cloud Foundation deployment.