Today at VMworld, we announced Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL, an important addition to Dell’s integrated systems portfolio. We have applied our expertise in x86, management, hyper-converged, and VMware environments to the development and co-engineering of this appliance to help customers achieve:
In an industry report from June 2014, Gartner defined Integrated Systems Stack as a server, storage and network hardware, combined with application software to provide appliance or appliance functionality. Amid various market dynamics that make data center management increasingly complex, Dell has responded thoughtfully with choice in technology solutions for customers, including best-of-breed hardware and software, converged technologies and infrastructure, and integrated systems including the new Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL. This evolution continues as customers continually look for ways to simplify data center management. Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL help customers do that within their virtual environments, via two appliances:
Each appliance will be sold as a single SKU solution hardware and software bundled together and consists of 4 server nodes (e.g. blades) enclosed within a single 2U. VMware tells us they chose to work with Dell as their preferred partner for EVO:RAIL in North America for a few reasons, all of which also mean our mutual customers can expect a great experience with this new solution. In addition to Dell’s leadership in selling and building VMware solutions to Dell customers is our unparalleled focus on application optimization and workload enablement within customers’ data centers. That unique focus means differentiation within our x86 infrastructure portfolio and roadmap, and with the way we engage with partners for new kinds of solution development. Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL are a great example of this kind of deep partner collaboration – after many hours together, in four different engineering facilities, our new Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL are optimized and tuned to take full advantage of VMware’s new technology, all to the benefit of our customers, who will experience:
What excites us is the Dell salesforce can offer this solution from mid-market to the Global 500. Further, it is based on the hyperscale building block architecture that we have brought to market and which we are hallmarked for. I’d like to thank Manish Patil who led this engineering work for Dell.