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Dell EMC Azure Stack

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Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure

With this large increase in overall capacity, the Dell EMC Cloud for Azure Stack’s hyper-converged infrastructure enables customers to successfully support more workloads in less physical space and original configuration size and standardize on a turnkey hybrid cloud platform that offers the flexibility to support expansion capabilities in the future. This is critical for customers who want a consistent experience across Azure—whether it’s Azure public cloud or on-premises Azure Stack—for the long term.

Let’s be clear: “cloud” isn’t a place, it’s an operations model, and IT organizations are expected to deliver a consistent end-user experience wherever data and applications reside. Dell EMC’s Azure Stack platform makes all phases of the life-cycle (acquisition, deployment, operation and maintenance) a repeatable, predictable, turnkey experience—in keeping with the public cloud experience. Interoperability between public and private cloud resources has quickly become not just a “nice to have” but an absolute, top requirement for most organizations’ IT infrastructures.

14th Generation Server

With this newest generation of PowerEdge servers, Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure stack will provide customers greater:

  • Price performance – offering even better price for performance with the industry’s latest compute technology
  • Capacity – including up to 156 percent more workload density
  • Scalability – offering organizations investment protection to run more Azure Stack workloads with a platform that is easily expandable for years to come

14G platform for the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack

With this large increase in overall capacity, the Dell EMC Cloud for Azure Stack’s hyper-converged infrastructure enables customers to successfully support more workloads in less physical space and original configuration size and standardize on a turnkey hybrid cloud platform that offers the flexibility to support expansion capabilities in the future. This is critical for customers who want a consistent experience across Azure—whether it’s Azure public cloud or on-premises Azure Stack—for the long term.

Let’s be clear: “cloud” isn’t a place, it’s an operations model, and IT organizations are expected to deliver a consistent end-user experience wherever data and applications reside. Dell EMC’s Azure Stack platform makes all phases of the life-cycle (acquisition, deployment, operation and maintenance) a repeatable, predictable, turnkey experience—in keeping with the public cloud experience. Interoperability between public and private cloud resources has quickly become not just a “nice to have” but an absolute, top requirement for most organizations’ IT infrastructures.

Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack delivers unmatched levels of integration, automation and manageability and enables customers to increase IT efficiencies while adopting a Dev/Ops model. We’re the only vendor able to provide an Azure Stack turnkey hybrid cloud platform that offers:

  • A solution from the industry-leading hyper-converged infrastructure provider with a foundation of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers and Dell EMC Networking, offering flexible capacity and performance options.
  • Simple, self-service, policy-enforceable encryption-as-a-service, through Dell EMC CloudLink SecureVM, which provides granular control of where and under what circumstances VMs are allowed to boot and access sensitive data.
  • Dell EMC best-in-class backup and recovery technologies, which allow you to protect your Azure Stack applications with confidence and align service levels to cost objectives.
  • Reduced complexity and risk since we manage the component lifecycle for the entire hybrid cloud platform.

Furthermore, the adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry® on Azure extends to Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, continuing to deliver the promise of hybrid models with consistent services, APIs and consumption models for on- and off-premises.

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Hyper-Converged backed by the Dell EMC and VMware experience

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ACCELERATING TIME-TO-VALUE

  VxRack SDDC systems have a modular design and provide flexibility to add units incrementally — so you can rapidly deploy the infrastructure you need, at scale. VxRack SDDC with VMware Cloud Foundation accelerates data center transformation with the quickest time-to-value in the industry. You’ll enjoy simplified IT management with full lifecycle support for the entire solution — avoiding application and operational silos. 

INTEGRATED RACK-SCALE FABRIC

 Architected for extreme scalability, VxRack SDDC systems leverage rack-scale hardware and software networking fully engineered into the system. This is a distinct advantage at scale versus hyper-converged appliances that leave the networking domain outside the system and support boundary. Fully managed, this architecture yields additional advantages in continued application performance at enterprise-scale, with no latency or bogging down due to network overhead. 

SIMPLE TO DEPLOY, MANAGE, AND SUSTAIN

 VxRack SDDC systems are engineered, manufactured, managed, supported, and sustained as one by Dell EMC to insure simplified management and operations. Automated management and serviceability extensions integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation bring lifecycle support for the entire solution helps mitigate risk and gives ongoing peace of mind. 

START SMALL AND GROW EASILY

 VxRack SDDC gives you flexibility to design and implement a private cloud data center based on your application needs, budget, and growth demands. With the VxRack SDDC, you can start with a deployment as small as eight nodes to meet today’s demands, and expand up easily in a hyper-converged solution ready for future needs. You can adjust resources linearly or independently in line with the business. 

Engineered IN UNISON with the latest VMware Cloud Foundation

 This turnkey, fully integrated hardware and software rack scale hyper-converged system is built on the industry leading Dell EMC PowerEdge server platform and is powered by VMware Cloud Foundation software. It is the most complete software defined data center solution available today, bundling the best of VMware’s industry-leading virtual computing software including SDDC Manager for lifecycle automation, vSAN™ for storage virtualization, NSX® for network virtualization, and vSphere® for server virtualization. When coupled with a cloud management platform (vRealize Suite), the end result is a complete hybrid cloud platform than can span private and public environments offering a consistent operational model based on well known vSphere tools and processes, and the freedom and confidence to run applications anywhere without complexity. 

Better together with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers

 VxRack SDDC is powered by the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family and integrated with Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers purpose built for HCI to enable flexibility for multiple use cases with both hybrid and all flash capacity. Configuration choices bring system flexibility to add dedicated graphics processing cards for virtual desktops, compute-heavy or storage-heavy options, or balanced configurations (in both all-flash and hybrid models) to match any workload requirement. With Dell EMC PowerEdge integration, VxRack SDDC delivers the entire hyper-converged stack, from software through servers, enabling organizations rapidly deployments on top of a rack-scale hyper-converged system while reducing risk. 

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