Getting in to high tech high gear

Well, it is that time of year again. Summer is winding down, schools are opening up and VMworld is here! Each year the arrival of fall seems to bring with it a quickening of the pace of innovation and the enterprise tech community really gets into high gear. This year is no exception, and at VMworld San Francisco we are demonstrating some exciting solutions to get you into high gear in two important areas: Hyper-convergence and private cloud.

Hyper-Convergence

Many organizations are interested in gaining the advantages of hyper-converged appliances and software-defined platforms for data center virtualization. At Dell, we are very excited to deliver new updates to our Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL Horizon and Infrastructure Editions. These updates provide improved density, functionality and additional configurations to give customers more options as they scale out their infrastructure. Now built on the PowerEdge 13G C6320 platform, users can expect a 60-80 percent increase in density from 250 to 440 users for VDI workloads. Organizations looking to optimize density can also choose a new high-performance configuration to meet their needs.

Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL provides scalability within either virtual infrastructure or VDI workloads. With these solutions, organizations can easily scale performance and bandwidth with additional appliances that can be combined into a single cluster.

Private Cloud:

Dell has extensive experience working with our customers to build VMware-based hybrid cloud solutions. We realize that “one size does not fit all.” We have taken the learnings from our experience and packaged them as the Dell Hybrid Cloud Platform Reference Architecture with VMware vRealize. Featuring PowerEdge FX2 and SC Series SAN, this RA is a complete solution built around a dense compute platform, optimized highly virtualized tiered storage area network, and modern spine-leaf network architecture. Be sure to stop by the Dell booth for a preview of the RA.

Perhaps most important, we’ve eliminated a typical disconnect in cloud solutions – the connection of services management to the physical infrastructure. Dell has integration modules that create a functional linkage with the VMware vRealize software to create a truly unified cloud stack. Our new release of Active System Manager (ASM) 8.1.1 includes a plugin to vRealize Orchestrator (vRO), extending the automation and orchestration capabilities of vRO. Also, any automation methods supported by ASM can be published to the vRA service catalog. ASM speeds infrastructure deployment to enable cloud elasticity, streamlines IT operations with end-to-end lifecycle management and enables template-based provisioning of complex services.

Ultimately you want to be future-ready – you want deliver the right IT services at the right time for the right cost in support of your organizational goals. With these solutions, you can reap the benefit of years of Dell experience delivering solutions to our customers. So when the pace of business picks up this fall you will be ready to hit the ground running.

If you’re not able to meet up with us at VMworld, we hope you can join us later this fall from Oct. 20-22 at Dell World 2015, where these solutions and much, much more will be available for you to explore. Learn more at www.dellworld.com and follow #DellWorld on Twitter.

Bob Ganley

About the Author: Bob Ganley

Bob Ganley works in Dell Technologies Cloud Product Group where is responsible for Modern Applications Solutions. Bob’s started as a software engineer and has worked in the evolving ecosystem of enterprise IT architectures from mainframes to distributed systems and application frameworks. That background gives him a unique perspective which is centered on enabling human progress with technology solutions that help organizations deliver compelling services with applications and data.