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Driving Datacenter Modernization With VxRail | Ctelecoms - KSA

 2021/08/02   Computing & Hyper-converged Infrastructure Solutions   1102 visit(s)  4 min to read



Ever since we introduced VxRail Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) 3 years ago, we’re proud to say we’ve been helping customers reimagine IT and address complexity head on by reducing infrastructure silos and driving more efficient operational teams.

Our joint-engineering relationship with Dell Technologies and VMware enables us to deliver unique automation and orchestration features that simplify operations across core, edge, and cloud deployments. 

As business continues to evolve, the solutions around them must evolve as well. Our users tell us they are looking for ways to simplify their infrastructure, scale when and where they need to, and address more workloads with the same operational models while simultaneously adopting next generation technologies. 

Today we’re excited to share new advancements in our VxRail hardware and software and ask you to reimagine how a simplified operational model, seamless technology integration and agility, and transformational storage flexibility can help you rapidly and confidently modernize your IT environments.

Reimagine simplicity with software to enhance VMware

VxRail HCI System Software continues to be our biggest differentiator driving more value for VMware HCI environments. It is the one-stop shop for automation, orchestration, and management of your entire VxRail environment. Dell Technologies has made several improvements to put more functionality into the hands of users as well as curate, simplify, and automate the overall experience.

  • Single click, automated lifecycle management is a key differentiator for VxRail, and Dell Technologies continues to drive that automation higher up the stack to align with larger VMware ecosystem updates, bringing NSX-T and Tanzu all into a single upgrade cycle.
  • The ability to self-deploy through the configuration portal provides more control over the deployment process especially for larger enterprise customers with multiple locations. This means you’ll be able to perform the installation based on your timelines and within your guidelines, expanding the freedom and flexibility of VxRail.
  • Reimage and reallocate nodes between clusters or create new clusters to meet workload demands.
  • Plan for updates more easily with the ability to pause and resume updates and perform partial updates to clusters. 

Reimagine agility with next generation PowerEdge

Our next generation PowerEdge servers were launched in March. The seamless integration of PowerEdge and the ability to run multiple generations of nodes side by side has long been a cornerstone of VxRail value. Users do not have to rip and replace clusters or perform the integration and validation to take advantage of new technology because Dell Technologies has already done it for them with over 100 dedicated test engineers and 25,000 hours of lab testing per release. We will be publishing a complete technical review of next generation PowerEdge on VxRail, until then, here are a few highlights:

  • Address more workloads with 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, providing up to 42% more cores than the previous generation.
  • Run more AI and ML workloads with the NVIDIA A40 and A100 GPUs for the P Series.
  • Power up applications with a 166% increase in Intel Persistent Memory
  • VxRail systems with 3rd generation AMD EPYC™ processors, offer customers flexibility and scalability with up to 64 cores per processor.

Reimagine transformation with VxRail dynamic nodes

To address more workloads and scale IT infrastructure with more flexible storage options Dell Technologies introduced new VxRail dynamic nodes. These dynamic nodes integrate into the VxRail solution just like any other VxRail node, they have the full complement of VxRail HCI System Software and the lifecycle management you would expect with one seemingly small (but actually pretty big) difference. They are designed to utilize shared storage.

By adding new VxRail dynamic nodes combined with VMware HCI Mesh technology or external storage arrays (Dell Technologies PowerStore, PowerMax and Unity XT), users can address new workloads and scale as needed without fundamentally changing the HCI operational model. This gives you the ability to:

  • Share vSAN between VxRail or VCF on VxRail clusters, building pools of compute to utilize vSAN storage in cross cluster architectures 
  • Attach external storage to workload domains with clusters of dynamic nodes, extending the VCF on VxRail operational model to run data-centric workloads dependent on array-based services
  • Discreetly add the resources needed to drive your business, scaling compute and storage separately

If you have any questions regarding VxRail or any of our HCI solutions, feel free to get in touch with us.

Ctelecoms Team

Credit: https://www.delltechnologies.com/

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