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Dell EMC VxRail

Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore

Dell EMC VxRail is a hyper-converged appliance. Like VSPEX™ BLUE, the Dell EMC product that it replaces, and other hyper-converged infrastructure systems, VxRail includes compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources in a single device. Specifically, Dell EMC VxRail includes VMware VSAN, vSphere and vCenter software running on a commodity white box server.

Dell EMC VxRail features:

  • Devices are preconfigured and tested.
  • Based on Intel Xeon processors.
  • The power of a SAN (storage area network) in two rack units.
  • Centralized management.
  • Suitable for a wide variety of applications and workloads.

All-flash configurations of VxRail may contain 12, 16, 20, 24 or 28 cores per node. The storage capacity options are 7.6 TB, 11.4 TB, 15.2 TB and 19 TB, with either 256 GB or 512 GB of memory. Hybrid appliances may have 6-20 cores per node, 3.6 TB to 10 GB of storage capacity and 64 GB to 256 GB of memory.

Dell EMC VxRail is designed to serve the needs of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments, remote offices / branch offices (ROBO), private clouds and distributed small and mid-size enterprises

This was last updated in October 2016

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