Last year at the Dell Enterprise Forum in San Jose we unveiled a game changer in the industry – the PowerEdge VRTX. There was a lot of excitement about the announcement at the time, and the folks who had the enviable job of demonstrating VRTX on the convention hall floor were mobbed every day by attendees wanting to get a first-hand look. Many customers were excited to implement VRTX in their own environments, and to see what future updates would bring.

Tom Hollingsworth hugs the PowerEdge VRTX during a Tech Field Day site visit to Dell HQ. Flickr Photo: Stephen Foskett

Flash forward 10 months, and we’re getting ready to meet up with our EMEA customers at Dell Enterprise Forum in Frankfurt Germany (April 14-17). To celebrate the almost-one-year anniversary of the original unveiling we are pleased to announce some exciting updates to PowerEdge VRTX, making an already innovative and powerful converged infrastructure solution, used by thousands of customers all over the world, even more robust.

VRTX was designed with specific customer needs in mind, and it’s already garnering attention and gaining fans among customers, partners and reviewers, as the infographic below demonstrates:


Enhancements to the latest iteration of VRTX include:

  • Next-level data protection inside the chassis: For customers requiring the highest levels of availability and redundancy possible, Dell now offers an optional redundant PowerEdge Raid Controller (PERC), which provides RAID controller failover inside the Dell PowerEdge VRTX chassis.
  • More server node choices: PowerEdge VRTX now offers additional server node choices - including the 4-socket, PowerEdge M820 – to enable faster processing of workloads such as large, back-end database, business intelligence, data mining, enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications.
  • Enhanced system management: By sharing a common design, Chassis Management Controller (CMC) provides PowerEdge VRTX users with a familiar systems management tool to manage local or remote VRTX systems, just as CMC does in the data center, along with enhancements in setting, updating and maintaining server and chassis configurations.
  • Expanded support for virtual desktops: Dell PowerEdge VRTX now enables VDI in remote offices and branch offices by providing support for optional general-purpose graphical processing units (GPGPU).

We’d love to hear what you think about PowerEdge VRTX! Let us know on Twitter by following @DellServers, and if you’re attending Dell Enterprise Forum, be sure to pay us a visit on the floor and attend Brian Payne’s session “Redefining Office IT with PowerEdge VRTX.”