The #1 in Hyperconverged Infrastructure Adopting Latest PowerEdge Servers

It’s an exciting time for innovation in technology. We’ve all heard these technology buzz words: Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and augmented and virtual reality. It’s hard to even imagine what’s next. What we do know is that to stay competitive in this world of ever-emerging technology, you need to transform or get left behind.

One way that organizations are transforming their business is through hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). The agility, scalability and flexibility HCI delivers continues to drive customer adoption, with the industry growing close to 50% since this time last year. And once again, thanks to our fantastic customers, Dell EMC is #1 in HCI system sales with 32% share.[1]

What makes the Dell EMC HCI portfolio so powerful? One big reason is that our portfolio is built on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers. That’s right, the #1 hyperconverged systems portfolio is powered by the #1 server portfolio, and, together, we offer industry-leading solutions, built on architecture optimized for HCI workloads, that deliver the latest and greatest technology.

And now, the best in hyperconverged infrastructure gets even better as Dell EMC HCI offerings, including VxRail, VxFlex and partner aligned solutions, begin shipping in configurations that include the latest PowerEdge servers with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ technology. These PowerEdge enhancements make it simple to incorporate new technologies that drive better business results and support your workloads faster and easier. New fibre channel (FC) HBA support for VxRail allows you to more easily migrate to HCI, and continue to run traditional workloads that demand the data services and storage depth provided by FC storage arrays. Plus, Dell EMC HCI integrated systems built on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers provide a single point of support with full lifecycle management for the entire system. It’s a winning solution.

As data volumes continue to grow, you need to ensure you have the right infrastructure in place to handle the increase in processing demands. On Dell EMC VxRail, our flagship product and the fastest growing HCI system, we saw an average increase of 28% in processor performance with the new 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors.[2] In addition, VxRail becomes even more powerful with the addition of Intel® Optane™ SSDs as a cache drive. In testing on certain workloads using Intel Optane drives, we saw a reduction in latency of up to 30% for VxRail.

We strive to create cutting-edge solutions that help our customers do more. And introducing this new Intel technology delivers on this goal by taking our HCI portfolio to the next level. What it means to our customers is a more consistent, predictable and reliable high-performing hyperconverged infrastructure – and this is part of what is fueling the rapid growth of the hyperconverged market. So whatever technology you are looking to implement, whether now or in the future, rest assured that Dell EMC HCI solutions built on the latest PowerEdge servers can get you there.

Learn more about Dell EMC Hyperconverged Infrastructure solutions.

[1] IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, June 25, 2019

[2] Among top 3 product brands, IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, June 25, 2019

Shannon Champion

About the Author: Shannon Champion

Shannon leads product marketing for Dell EMC’s comprehensive hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) portfolio, which includes VMware-based HCI, Open HCI, and partner aligned HCI solutions. Shannon has been part of the Dell EMC hyper-converged business since the first EMC hyper-converged solution was introduced in 2014. As an IT marketing and sales enablement expert, Shannon has more than 17 years of experience in several cross-functional and management roles including product marketing, business development, manufacturing and quality with both direct manufacturers and channel partners. Before joining EMC, Shannon led Cisco product management and marketing for a national channel partner, PC Connection; was a product marketing manager and quality engineer for the IBM/Lenovo PC Division; and worked as a manufacturing process engineer for IBM’s microelectronics division. Shannon received her M.B.A. from Kenan-Flagler School of Business in North Carolina, and her M.S. and B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester in upstate NY. Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. The company services customers of all sizes across 180 countries – ranging from 99 percent of the Fortune 500 to individual consumers – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from the edge to the core to the cloud.