Simpler data center modernization

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Dell EMC has announced the expansion of its market-leading converged infrastructure (CI) system with the addition of the next generation Dell EMC VxBlockSystem 1000. The new system breaks the physical boundaries of traditional CI and offers enterprises even greater simplicity and flexibility to help accelerate their IT and digital transformation efforts.

The VxBlock1000 is designed to support workloads of all types and includesa substantially broader choice of world-class storage arrays, data protection and compute than previous-generation VxBlock Systems. This new system’s all-in-one, multiple-technology design expands on CI’s promise by further simplifying IT infrastructure lifecycle management using extensive pre-validation. This frees up IT staff from time-consuming administrative tasks, so they can focus on higher-value business innovation projects.

“When customers deploy CI, what they are really looking to do is invest in technology that removes data center cost while, ultimately, improving outcomes,” Dell EMC storage division president Jeff Boudreau said. “Our role is to deliver CI innovation that has the right mix and capacity of IT resources and data services that evolving applications require,but with pooled resources, so the data center is more efficient even as workload requirements change. We offer this with a focus on reducing administrative burden for IT teams under constant pressure to deliver more with less.”

Data center operations simplified, with options

The VxBlock 1000 builds on Dell EMC’s industry leadership in CI with a host of new capabilities. These help enterprises reap greater benefits from a wider selection of technologies. These options come in addition to traditional CI advantages, such as lower operating expenses and a five-year return on investment of up to 640%. Compared to previous generation Dell EMC VxBlock Systems, the VxBlock 1000 offers improved:

Business agility by applying the right mix and capacity of IT resources and data services that evolving applications require—when they need them. For the first time, customers can mix four types of storage arrays—Dell EMC Unity, VMAX, XtremIO, and Isilon—and now can opt for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers,in addition to Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers, and a broad range of Dell EMC data protection products all in one system. Compared to previous generations, the VxBlock1000 increases server scalability by 56% (from 512 to 800 servers) and now supports up to ten storage arrays.

Data center efficiencyby pooling resources to maximize system use,preventing stranded capacity and increasingreturn on investment while reducing rack space by up to 60 percent2. With pooling ofdiverse resources in a single system, customers can allocate and re-allocate pooled compute, storage and data protection resources to specific applications, as business and workload requirements change,instead of having to work across and manage multiple disparate systems.

Operational simplicity by delivering a turnkey, engineered system with lifecycle assurance that frees up IT staff to focus on innovation. The VxBlock 1000’s native support for mixed technologies offers improved simplicity for physical infrastructure, infrastructure administration and lifecycle management by reducing data center footprint (less cabinets,LAN and SAN switches, power supplies and system management hardware and software). In addition to offering fewer components to manage and support daily, the VxBlock 1000 can reduce overall system lifecycle administration time for multi-technologies by up to 75%.2

The Dell EMC VxBlock 1000 is now available globally via Dell EMC and its channel partners.



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