Ever since the advent of modern IT, there’s one hurdle that IT managers can’t seem to get over: administrative and mundane tasks. Especially when modernizing your data center, too much time is spent on things like deployment or lifecycle management. With the introduction of the Dell EMC VxRail HCI, Dell Technologies tried to tackle that problem. Core focus? Enabling customers to continuously innovate. In this blog, we run you through this exciting solution and examine how it can redefine your business-critical workloads.
Why choose VxRail? There are a vast number of reasons, but first and foremost, it’s among the fastest-growing HCI systems in the world. Numerous organizations combine it with solutions like VMware Cloud Foundation to run business-critical applications. It allows them to be simple and consistent in their infrastructure.
But the proof is in the pudding. VxRail is made out of a variety of layers and components. Its software-layer, designed by VMware, runs on state-of-the-art hardware by Dell EMC. All of it manageable through VMware vCenter Client. You might be familiar with this solution – it’s been around for a while – but where VxRail truly makes a difference is what happens under the hood with the VxRail manager. It’s essentially VxRail’s brain: the automation module that connects its hardware and software layers.
Solutions like this require up to 200 steps before they can be deployed. From firmware updates to installing vSan: these are tasks that take up a lot of time. VxRail Manager automates it completely – including your lifecycle management. As new functionalities come along, IT staff is constantly tasked with updating their tech. For VxRail, Dell Technologies built life cycle management packages, specifically for end-users. These are essentially packages for every component; from firmware to drivers and network cards. They can be downloaded and installed quite easily, after which the orchestration engine will automate the bulk of the operation.
VxRail is one of the safest HCI solutions out there. Row Based Access and Secure Login are all part of its configuration. But should the need arise, we’re able to support top-of-the-line support. VxRail Manager periodically collects telemetry data and automatically sends it out. So should the need arise for a case to be opened, we have full visibility on the issues at hand and are able to deliver full support when needed.
Because a powerful solution evidently requires new ways of monitoring applications and workloads, Dell Technologies introduced VxRail ACE. It’s an online dashboard that uses AI and machine learning to analyze telemetry data, presenting it back to end-users in a clear, structured way. It can help you detect any anomalies, identify problems and predict which resources are going to be consumed. That way, you’re able to scale up or out before capacity gets strained.
Scalability and configuration
Of course, different branches, businesses or even workloads require different configurations. To help you find the one best suited for your needs, VxRail is designed to be flexible, and catered to your needs. Curious to find out how Dell EMC VxRail HCI can benefit your organization? Visit our VxRail hub. Here, you can get in touch with us and find out whether VxRail is right for you.