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Dell EMC’s HCI solutions get PowerEdge boost

Dell EMC XC Series_PowerEdge 14th gen, HCIDell EMC’s HCI (hyper-converged infrastructure) portfolio has received a substantial boost with the availability of Dell EMC HCI appliances on Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers.

With this latest PowerEdge server platform, designed and optimised for HCI, “customers of all sizes can expect even more powerful and predictable performance with even greater configurability for hosting a wide-range of mission critical software applications on Dell EMC VxRail and XC Series appliances,” the vendor said.

“Customers transforming their IT are increasingly turning to HCI as an ideal foundation for simplifying IT today and for the future,” said Chad Sakac, president, Converged Platforms and Solutions Division, Dell EMC. “With HCI designed as a software-defined infrastructure, achieving ultimate performance and reliability relies on tightly engineering software with optimal hardware and its configurations. Our turnkey, pre-integrated, tested and validated HCI appliances enable customers to simply stand-up and scale IT infrastructure, backed by trusted dependability and performance, to help IT organisations more easily meet the growing demands of their businesses.” 

The firm now combines the simplicity, agility and scalability of its HCI portfolio with the power and flexibility of next generation servers, designed and optimised for these solutions.

Its PowerEdge 14th generation servers, based on Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family, include 150 custom requirements for software-defined storage (SDS) built-in, making it uniquely optimised for hyper-converged infrastructure solutions. This includes improved support for SSDs in scale-out deployments; faster initialisation and streamlined data storage management; increased drive cooling for improved reliability; and, optional, common user interfaces across server and hyper-converged infrastructure platforms for Dell EMC systems management capabilities.

The upgraded Dell EMC  hyper-converged infrastructure appliance portfolio offers customers significantly faster access to applications and data thanks to higher core counts, faster clock frequency, more memory channels, and faster memory resulting in up to 1.7x more processing power and 62 percent higher internal bandwidth.

Dell EMC VxRail Appliances on PowerEdge 14th generation servers offer more powerful and predictable performance across millions of flexible configuration options to meet any HCI use case and more demanding, mission-critical workloads in VMware environments.

Dell EMC XC Series on 14th Generation PowerEdge servers enables higher performance for workloads, faster networking speeds and new NVMe/SSD configurations.

The firm’s VxRail Appliances on PowerEdge 14th generation servers can be ordered today and will be generally available starting December 12, 2017. Dell EMC XC Series models XC640, XC740xd and XC740 on DPowerEdge 14th generation servers are generally available today.



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