Announcing Dell vStart: Ready-to-run virtual infrastructure

How would you describe your current or most recent experience in designing, building and acquiring the supporting virtual infrastructure (server, storage, networking, etc)?  The whole process should be a lot easier and faster.  We’ve been listening and couldn’t agree more – that’s exactly why we just launched Dell vStart – a new simpler, faster path to acquiring ready-to-run virtual infrastructure.

Designed as a complete, pre-sized virtual infrastructure solution, Dell vStart includes all of the server, storage, networking, and management extensions you need.   You simply pick the size (initial configurations support up to 100 and 200 virtual machines depending on workload needs).  Shipped straight from the factory as a single, pre-built, pre-cabled, pre-labeled, pre-tested rack, Dell vStart also includes the initial deployment services.  A Dell expert will get your vStart integrated into your environment ready to accept virtual machines.  This is pretty much plug and play.

Dell vStart does great job of giving you a new way to acquire infrastructure resources.  But if you want to manage both physical and virtual resource as a single pool, you might want to check out Dell Virtual Integrated System.  It’s the only solution that effectively addresses technology, as well as the people and processes that manage the technology.  It removes one of the greatest roadblocks to realizing and maximizing virtualization’s benefits – the mix of systems, hardware and software – and allows you to manage everything with the hypervisor of your choice. 

And as everything from Dell, these will work in your current environment – no rip & replace.  So whether you are working on your virtualization strategy or simply need instant virtualization, Dell has you covered.

Additional vStart information:

  • Dell vStart – the ready-to-run virtual infrastructure
  • Check out Richard Fichera of Forrester’s blog post on last week’s announcement. “Dells announcement represents another option for converged infrastructure from a mainstream vendor, and one that addresses one of the most common use cases for CI – the standing up of an infrastructure to support a shared VM runtime environment,” said Fichera.  


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