|[August 25, 2014]
Dell Unveils Powerful New Solutions at VMworld; Designed to Optimize Virtual Infrastructure, Applications and Management
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Today at VMworld 2014,
Dell (News - Alert) unveiled a broad range of innovative solutions across its
enterprise portfolio that optimize and simplify management and
productivity within customers' VMware virtualization environments. The
new offerings showcase Dell and
VMware's long-standing and strong
partnership to build unique, industry-leading product and service
solutions, which help customers achieve more from their IT investments.
Industry forces such as cloud computing, big data, the internet of
things, mobility, and software-defined IT are leading companies to think
differently about traditional IT - services based on transactional
system-of-records - and compelling businesses to reexamine their
approach to creating, storing, moving and analyzing information. Many
are moving toward an approach that more closely mirrors new IT -
business models and processes that are subscriber or
relationship-oriented and require support for high-volume and
high-velocity data processing.
Taking a customer-first approach, Dell supports businesses wherever they
are on their journey, from traditional IT to new IT, by adding to its
portfolio of hyper-converged and software-defined offerings with new
solutions for VMware environments:
Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: RAIL™ bridge the
capital and operational cost savings of new IT solutions while
maintaining compatibility with traditional IT workloads. The
appliances help customers streamline the deployment and scale-out of
their virtual infrastructure and workloads.
Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) reference architecture
and new Dell Storage and VMware integrations help customers
simplify traditional IT solutions including management and access of
data and applications for traditional VMware environments.
Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: RAIL
Dell introduced the Dell
Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: RAIL, designed specifically for
VMware environments, to help customers reduce common challenges
associated with infrastructure and workload delivery. The new
hyper-converged appliances, the latest additions to Dell's broad
engineered systems portfolio, deliver a transformative end-to-end user
experience aimed at virtual infrastructure, virtual desktop
infrastructure (VDI), private cloud and general-purpose workloads
running in virtual environments. Using Dell servers with VMware EVO:
RAIL software, the new systems are scalable, manageable and offer fast
time-to-value, along with a simplified management experience that makes
the appliances easy to use for customers of all sizes. Dell is
delivering two editions of its Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:
Dell Engineered Solution for VMware EVO: RAIL, Virtual
Infrastructure Edition - A solution for general purpose workloads
which enables customer rapidly deploy and scale VMware based virtual
Dell Engineered Solution for VMware EVO: RAIL, VMware Horizon 6 -
VDI specific solution that allows customers to quickly roll and scale
infrastructure for virtual desktops to end users based on business
Each appliance will be sold as a single item with hardware, software and
support bundled together. Both editions are built leveraging Dell's deep
heritage and expertise with dense datacenter and server designs. The
appliances includes an impressive four server nodes within a single 2U
Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: RAIL are an important addition
to Dell's growing engineered solutions portfolio. Dell brings to bear
its expertise and industry leadership in x86 server architecture,
hardware systems management, web scale deployments and expertise with
VMware environments to help develop and co-engineer the appliance. The
result is a tightly integrated hardware and software stack that delivers
business agility while reducing a customer's total cost of ownership.
"Dell has been a trusted partner of Oakland USD for many years. The
company embodies the startup mentality while being a stable industry
leader with long-term vision," said John Krull, Information Technology
Officer, Oakland Unified School District. "The Dell Engineered Solutions
for VMware EVO: RAIL offer ease-of-use, simplicity of deployment, and
pay-as-you-go scalability that is ideal for our virtual desktop
infrastructure (VDI) initiatives."
Dell Engineered Solution for VMware EVO: RAI, Virtual Infrastructure
Edition will be available in September 2014, and Dell Engineered
Solution for VMware EVO: RAIL, VMware Horizon 6, will be available later
New Dell Storage for VMware
Dell announced a series of new Dell
Storage and VMware integrations to help customers simplify
management and access of data and applications for traditional VMware
Dell Storage PS and SC Series now offer support for VMware vCenter
Operations Manager (vC Ops), for greater visibility into the
performance, capacity and health of their virtualized IT
Dell will offer Virtual Volumes (VVols) support with Dell Storage PS
Series at launch of Virtual Volumes and SC Series to follow, enabling
VM level storage management and data services for streamlined
management, monitoring and data protection in virtualized environments.
FS8600 NAS appliances will offer VMware vSphere Storage APIs -
Array Integration (VAAI), in Q1 2015, to speed up VMware operations
with Dell's file system solutions.
Additionally, to support and help optimize traditional IT in VMware
environments, Dell also announced a new Virtual
Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) reference architecture based on Dell
servers, networking, and the new Dell
Storage SC4020 arrays, which begin shipping globally this week. The
reference architecture offers customers a jump start on an example
1,800-user VDI hosting environment with detailed performance
characteristics of a single 2U Dell Storage SC4020 all-flash array.
New Dell Cloud Client-Computing Solutions Enhance Customers' VDI
additions and updates to the Dell Cloud Client-Computing portfolio
will improve and simplify customers' IT environments and virtual
desktop infrastructure through significant performance, flexibility,
security and manageability enhancements.
The new Dell
Wyse 3000 dual core thin client with
Windows Embedded 7, Dell's first Intel (News - Alert)-based thin client, sets a new
standard for performance and flexibility in a cost-effective and
extremely compact thin client. Highlights include:
Extreme flexibility with support for various selectable
factory-installed high-speed and legacy interfaces. This device can
connect to almost anything, from cutting-edge high-speed network
connections to legacy peripherals.
A cost-effective price point for the performance and
connectivity of a mid to high-end thin client.
Simplified management for various use cases, on premise with
Dell Wyse Device Manager, or cloud-based with Dell Wyse Cloud Client
Manager, and scalable administration for just a few to tens of
thousands of thin clients.
Outstanding performance and brilliant graphics capabilities
powered by the dual core Intel BayTrail processor in an extremely
sleek, compact form factor.
Dell also announced new PCoIP
capabilities for the Dell Wyse 5000 series all-in-one thin client.
Since its debut as the most secure all-in-one on the market, this end
point offers optimal reliability and performance in a sleek and elegant
form factor. With the addition of VMware-based PCoIP it now offers:
An extremely responsive virtual desktop experience, with rich
3D modeling and HD video multi-streaming capabilities for power users.
More flexible connectivity and interface options, making it an
excellent end point for almost any virtual desktop need.
Additionally, Dell Cloud Client-Computing introduced updates to its quad
core D class 5000 and Z class 7000 thin clients, now featuring support
for Dell Wyse-enhanced SUSE Linux. Leveraging the benefits of the SUSE
Linux operating system, this update enhances powerful processing and
rich graphics capabilities, security against malware and viruses, and
deployment and management simplicity.
Dell has also updated
its portfolio of end-to-end desktop virtualization solutions for VMware.
To address customer concerns around the costs, storage, security and
graphics capabilities of desktop virtualization, Dell Wyse Datacenter
for VMware Horizon 6 now delivers VMware's Virtual SAN, increased
user densities and provides 3D graphic capabilities within a secure,
scalable and certified environment. Additionally, the new Dell Wyse
Datacenter for VMware Horizon DaaS offers enterprises of all types
and sizes the capability to deploy Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) within
their environment in a the public cloud, private cloud or a hybrid of
these, with 3D graphics and all with the option of having Dell Managed
VDI Services manage and monitor the end-to-end environment.
New Dell Software offerings simplify virtualization management
Dell Software will preview the newest edition of its virtualization
management product offering Foglight
for Virtualization, Enterprise 8.0,that delivers integrated virtual
infrastructure change analytics, intelligent capacity planning and
advanced customer dashboards to optimize performance, workflow and plan
for growth across heterogeneous environments. It offers IT
administrator's insight and control to change tracking across the
virtual environment with unmatched granularity. This newest release
comes on the heels of general availability of Foglight for
Virtualization 7.2 with vSwitch virtual Ethernet network management
support that delivers packet level analysis with netflow technology.
Foglight for Virtualization addresses the operational challenges of IT
teams who need deep visibility across virtual and physical resources to
identify and fix performance problems in virtual environments across all
hypervisors, and plan for rapidly growing organizational needs.
Dell Services further simplified disaster recovery with the introduction
of its disaster
recovery as a service (DRaaS) with Dell
Cloud Dedicated Service bundle. Built on Dell's hosted private-cloud
service and using proven VMware Site Recovery Manager replication
technology, Dell DRaaS helps customers replicate their production sites
and streamline recovery. Available today, Dell DRaaS offers cloud
hosting with enterprise-class features and industry-leading Dell
SecureWorks protection for less than $4,000 per month.
To learn more about these solutions, please visit www.dell.com/vmware.
"The collaboration between Dell and VMware continues to deliver
innovative, industry-leading products and service solutions designed to
help customers increase productivity and run their business more
effectively," said Samuel Greenblatt, Vice President of Engineered
Solutions and Technology, Enterprise Solutions Group, at Dell. "With the
introduction of the Dell Engineered Solution for VMware EVO: RAIL and
other new solutions announced today, we are making it easier for
customers to deploy and manage their IT environments including virtual
infrastructure, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and private
"Dell and VMware are closely aligned in our shared commitment to solving
customer's needs, and that is never more apparent than with the
introduction of Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: RAIL™," said
Raghu Raghuram executive vice president, Software-Defined Data Center
Division, VMware. "Today's announcements demonstrate how Dell and VMware
are partnering and co-engineering to build tightly integrated joint
solutions that customers can use to help them reach their full potential
within a software-defined data center."
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and
services that give them the power to do more. For more information,
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