The Dell EMC VxRail™ Appliance is the only fully integrated, preconfigured, and tested hyper-converged infrastructure appliance that simplifies and extends VMware environments. VxRail seamlessly integrates with existing VMware eco-system management solutions for streamlined deployment and management in VMware environments. Multiple purpose-built platforms with build-to-order configurations support a wide range of customer use cases including graphics-intensive VDI, big data and analytics, entry level and remote office, and high performance computing. With VxRail you can start small, with a few as three nodes while single node scaling, storage capacity expansion, and vSphere license independence enable growth that meets business demands. All-flash models include a full suite of industry-leading enterprise data services from Dell EMC and VMware, including compression, deduplication, erasure coding, replication, backup, and cloud tiering. A single point of global 24×7 support is provided for both the hardware and software on your VxRail Appliance.
The Dell EMC VxRail™ Appliance family offers highly configurable appliances for a wide variety of applications and workloads to meet any use case. Based on VMware® vSphere® and vSAN™, and with options based on Dell EMC PowerEdge™ servers, the VxRail appliance family can increase workload capacity, performance, scalability and control with:
Fully loaded with integrated Dell EMC mission-critical data services modular building blocks that let you start small – with as few as 3 nodes – and grow incrementally and non-disruptively as needed
Seamless integration with existing VMware eco-system management solutions for streamlined deployment and management
Single point of global 24×7 support for both the hardware and software
Flexibility and choice
The addition of PowerEdge servers expands the portfolio to deliver GPU hardware, dense storage and high performance computing options, allowing you the flexibility to choose the VxRail Appliance that best fits your need. Single node scaling and storage capacity expansion provide a predictable, “pay-as-you-grow” approach for future scale up and out as your business and user requirements evolve.
The VxRail portfolio includes:
G Series – General-purpose appliances for broad hyper-converged use cases. Up to four nodes fit in a single 2U chassis. Available in all-flash or hybrid configurations.
E Series – Entry-level, cost-effective appliances for small or remote deployments. Low-profile with one node per 1U chassis. Available in all-flash or hybrid configurations.
S Series – Storage dense appliances capacity-optimized for demanding applications such as virtualized Microsoft® SharePoint®, Microsoft Exchange, big data, and analytics. Each appliance has one node per 2U chassis. Available in hybrid configurations only.
V Series – VDI-optimized graphics ready appliances with support for up to 2 graphics accelerators for specialized use cases such as high-end 2D/3D visualization. Each appliance has one node per 2U chassis. Available in all-flash or hybrid configurations.
P Series – Performance intensive appliances optimized for heavy workloads such as databases. Each appliance has one node per 2U chassis. Available in all-flash or hybrid configurations.
Performance and scalability
Based on VMware vSphere and VSAN software, and built with new Intel Broadwell processors, the VxRail Appliance allows you to start small and grow, scaling capacity and performance easily and non-disruptively. All-flash VxRail Appliances include efficient and in-line deduplication, compression, and erasure coding. With these enterprise-class data services VxRail delivers high performance all-flash with increased usable capacity.
Backup and recovery
Included VMware Data Protection (VDP) protects every application or VM on the VxRail Appliance. Deployed as a virtual appliance with up to 8TB capacity, VDP features familiar vCenter web client management. RecoverPoint for VMs provides simple, efficient, and proven disaster recovery for VMware vSphere, protecting virtual machines at a granular level and ensuring business continuity. Integrated EMC CloudArray seamlessly extends VxRail Appliance to public and private clouds to securely expand storage capacity to the cloud. Available Data Protection Suite for VMware extends included data protection features with the industry’s broadest capabilities including backup and recovery, continuous data protection, monitoring and analysis, and search capabilities.
Usability and management
VxRail Appliance provides existing VMware customers an experience with which they are already familiar. VM management through vCenter Server, and IT and Cloud automation with vRealize Operations and vRealize Automation lets you seamlessly integrate VxRail into your existing data center infrastructure.
VxRail G Series are great for general purpose workloads. With new 5th generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 Family processors, each chassis delivers up to four nodes with choice of either 19.2 TB flash or 10 TB hybrid storage. That’s up to 76 TB of all-flash capacity.
VxRail E Series is low-profile with only one node per 1U chassis. With the ability to start with 3 nodes, the E Series is ideal for remote or branch office locations where space is at a premium. VxRail E Series offers single or dual socket options of the new 5th generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 family processors with up to 18 cores per processor, along with plentiful memory (up to 1,536 GB) and storage capacity (30.7 TB all-flash or 16 TB hybrid).
VxRail S Series is designed for dense storage for workloads whose storage capacity scales faster than CPU or memory such as Microsoft SharePoint or big data applications. S Series is a 2U1N form factor available with hybrid storage options to deliver a maximum capacity of 48 TB per node. V Series offers single or dual socket options of the new 5th generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 family processors with up to 18 cores per processor, and up to 1.5 TB of memory.
VxRail V Series offers GPU hardware support for 2D or 3D virtual desktops in a 2U1N form factor. V Series is available in dual socket configurations of the new 5th generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors with up to 20 cores per processor. It also offers up to 1.5 TB of RAM. There are 16 x 12 Gig SAS drive slots split into four disk groups for high availability and enhanced performance – for a maximum capacity of 46 TB of all-flash or 24 TB of hybrid storage.
VxRail P Series delivers maximum performance in a 2U1N form factor for heavy workloads. P Series offers single or dual socket options of the new 5th generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 Family processors with up to 22 cores per processor. It also offers up to 1.5 TB of RAM. There are 16 x 12 Gb SAS drive slots split into four disk groups for high availability and enhanced performance – for a maximum capacity of 46 TB of all-flash or 24 TB of hybrid storage.