While interest in virtualization amongst small and medium businesses is on the rise, it is clear many are unsure of where to begin. Effective virtualization brings challenges such as selecting the right components, having the expertise to configure and deploy them, and training your staff on how to get the most from your investment. That’s where Dell comes in. We’re pleased to introduce vStart 50, a pre-sized, pre-racked, pre-wired, pre-tested and pre-configured Dell solution that can help you build out your virtual infrastructure. Originally launched in April, we’re the only vendor equipped to bring this turnkey solution down to earth for small and medium businesses.

vStart 50 is delivered wired and ready to run virtual machines from a single management environment - including Intel Xeon-based Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell EqualLogic storage, Dell PowerConnect switches, initial deployment services, hypervisors, and essential virtualization management extensions. It includes:

  • Deployment – vStart 50 comes complete with initial setup and deployment into your current environment. Including setup of VMware ESXi and Dell Management Plug-ins for VMware vCenter & EqualLogic and Microsoft SCE. Virtual infrastructure installation has never been this simple.
  • Implementation - A Dell virtualization technician will visit your site to configure your vStart 50 — at no extra charge so instead of sweating the details of virtual infrastructure best practices, you and your IT staff are free to focus on your business.
  • Support. Enjoy 24/7/365 chat, e-mail and phone support — as well as Next Business Day On-Site Service — on all vStart components. Optional four-hour and mission-critical levels of response are also available for an additional cost

In addition, DPACK, Dell Performance Analysis Collection Kit, performs a complete assessment of your infrastructure including servers, storage and workloads.

So if you’re contemplating virtualization but are unsure of where to begin, don’t worry - Dell has you covered. Of course, don’t take our word for it… check out what Bill Sommer at TS Tech North America had to say about how vStart worked for his business.

Participate in the Dell SMB virtualization conversation at #DellSMBvStart and be sure to check out our video introduction to vStart here.

How would you describe your current or most recent experience in designing, building and acquiring the supporting virtualization?

Dell vStart 50 - Virtualization Solution