Dell EMC’s Powerful New AMD EPYC™-based Servers Are First with Certified vSAN Ready Nodes

Good news for vSAN users: Dell EMC’s industry-leading, 14th generation PowerEdge servers, the bedrock of the modern data center, now include models with AMD EPYC processors available as vSAN Ready Nodes.

This incredible pairing takes storage optimization and cost cutting to a whole new level—critical factors for companies eager to deploy emerging workloads:

  • Software-defined storage deployments
    The highly configurable, 1U single-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R6415, with up to 32 cores, offers ultra-dense, scale-out computing capabilities. Storage flexibility is enabled with up to 10 PCIe NVMe drives.
    Edge computing deployments
    The 2U single-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R7415 offers up to 20 percent better TCO per four-node cluster for vSAN deployments at the edge. With 128 PCIe lanes, it offers accelerated east/west bandwidth for cloud computing and virtualization. And with up to 2TB memory capacity and 12 NVMe drives it improves storage efficiency.
    High performance computing
    The dual-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R7425 delivers up to 25 percent absolute performance improvement for HPC workloads like computational fluid dynamics (CFD). With up to 64 cores, it offers high bandwidth with dense GPU/FPGA capability.

Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes reduce your risk.

New applications and exponential increases in data require the most simple, streamlined, and cost-effective storage approach possible. This is why many enterprises are drawn to VMware® vSAN,™ a software-defined storage (SDS) solution for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).

The performance of this software—and your return on investment (ROI)—depends on the hardware you choose. Dell EMC’s long-term partnership with VMware ensures you get the most reliable infrastructure in easily purchased and deployed building blocks.

Dell EMC’s new AMD EPYC-based PowerEdge servers—like all of our PowerEdge servers—have been pre-configured, tested and certified to reduce deployment risks, improve storage efficiency, and let you quickly and easily scale storage as needed. And each vSAN Ready Node includes the right amount of CPU, memory, network I/O controllers, HDDs and SSDs that are best suited for VMware vSAN.

Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are the easiest way to optimize your servers for vSAN. And Dell EMC is the first and only server provider to offer vSAN Ready Nodes in AMD EPYC-equipped servers.

To learn more, contact your Dell EMC representative at 1-866-438-3622.

About the Author: Jeff Christy

Jeff Christy serves as the VMware Senior Advisor for Product Management PowerEdge Server Division. In this role, he is focused on the enablement of VMware products and long term strategy for the award winning PowerEdge Server Portfolio. Customer interactions globally allow insight and assist in outlining ways to enhance critical workloads and deliver a platform for innovation. Jeff joined Dell EMC over 17 years ago, and has diverse experience within Information Development, Linux Engineering, and OS Product Management.