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Start Small and Grow with EHC on VxRail

Peter Cutts

Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud Platforms at Dell EMC

Today, Dell EMC VxRail Appliance is celebrating its first anniversary in the market. Since the initial launch, we’ve sold 8,000 VxRail nodes to customers in 78 countries. This makes VxRail the industry’s most rapidly adopted hyper-converged infrastructure appliance.

I’m pleased to announce that Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is now available on VxRail.  That’s right.  Our industry leading, turnkey hybrid cloud platform is now available on the only HCI appliance jointly developed with VMware and specifically optimized for VMware environments.

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What do Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon have in common?

Bob Wambach

Vice President, Marketing, Converged Platforms Division at Dell EMC
Bob Wambach is Vice President, Marketing of the Converged Platforms Division of Dell EMC. Wambach is responsible for marketing CPSDs portfolio of converged infrastructure, converged solutions and services offerings. Wambach joined VCE in 2010, having previously led marketing for Dell EMC’s Enterprise Storage Division. Prior to Dell EMC, Wambach spent over 20 years in multiple technical, management and executive roles in high technology companies.

At Citrix Summit this week, Dell announced expansion of its hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with Dell EMC VxRail Appliance 4.0 Solution for Citrix XenDesktop. VxRail Appliances, including models based on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, have rapidly forged a leadership position in the exploding hyper-converged marketplace. VxRail configure-to-order hardware can address virtually any data center use case including those demanding GPU hardware (perfect for graphics intensive virtual desktops), dense storage and/or high performance computing options.

With this announcement, customers can now select either Citrix XenDesktop or VMware Horizon solutions on VxRail. The VxRail with VMware Horizon solution was made available in October, and is enjoying considerable success. Subsequently, Enterprise Strategy Group released a whitepaper discussing how Hyper-converged Infrastructure Shrinks Complexity and Cost for VDI.

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The Power of Dell + EMC = Increased Choice, Broader Use Cases, Lower Price Points for Customers

Trey Layton

SVP & Chief Technology Officer, Converged Platforms and Solutions Division at Dell EMC

Today we announced the inclusion of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers into our hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio (HCI). Incorporating the world’s number one server platform into our already market leading portfolio is testament to our vision of Dell EMC being stronger, and better together. We have used the combined power of the two companies to vertically integrate all the critical ingredients of the hyper-converged infrastructure stack, from hyper-converged software to the latest innovations in x86 hardware in order to deliver increased choice, wider use cases, lower entry price points, and improved all-flash economics for our customers. There could be no better validation of how Dell EMC is helping customers move forward by incorporating the technology they want and need to become more agile, flexible and competitive.

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Dell EMC Integrated Systems Recognized as Market Leader in Gartner MQ for Third Year in a Row!

Trey Layton

SVP & Chief Technology Officer, Converged Platforms and Solutions Division at Dell EMC

Integrated systems based on converged and hyper-converged infrastructure have come a long way in a few short years. There are now instances of these systems spanning everything from appliances designed to be deployed primarily in remote offices with minimal IT intervention to full blown block systems running mission critical workloads in data centers made up of thousands of nodes.

Today, as it did in 2015 and 2014, the Gartner Magic Quadrant report on Integrated Systems clearly positions EMC, now Dell EMC, as a leader in the category because of its combined vision and execution score. We have played a critical role in making it possible to deploy converged (Vblock and VxBlock Systems) and hyper-converged (VxRack Systems and VxRail Appliances) infrastructure throughout the enterprise.

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EMC Sets Sights On Having #1 HCIA Offering – VCE VxRail Positioned as a “Strong Performer” in Forrester Wave Report

When EMC launched the VCE VxRail Appliance Family I spoke to journalists, analysts and customers passionately about how this turnkey hyper-converged infrastructure appliance (HCIA) would extend and simplify VMware environments. Today, five months later and with sales of 1700 nodes — which translates to 25000 cores, 400TB RAM and 16PB of storage — in more than 90 countries, I am even more confident that we will have the #1 HCIA offering sooner than later.  When I meet with customers and potential customers, that’s when I truly experience their enthusiastic response to VxRail Appliances. They’re amazed by all the ways VxRail Appliances can help achieve their IT and business outcomes. Examples include Convergys, Dimension Data, Fujifilm Medical Systems, and Land Rover BAR.

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