In previous blogs, my colleagues have discussed the evolution of the data center, the key benefits of infrastructure convergence, and ways to navigate the complex converged infrastructure market. I’d now like to build on these topics and tell you how Dell fits into this dynamic marketplace.

Before today, customers evaluating converged infrastructure were stuck choosing from either inflexible and incomplete, or complex and costly solutions. Today, Dell is giving IT organizations a better choice with a family of intuitive, flexible and comprehensive converged infrastructure systems called Dell Active Infrastructure.

Each member of the Active Infrastructure family combines servers, storage, networking and infrastructure management into an integrated system for delivering virtualized resource pools that are ideal for private clouds, virtual desktop infrastructure and enterprise applications. They allow IT to rapidly respond to dynamic business needs, maximize data center efficiency and strengthen IT service quality. The Active Infrastructure family includes our existing vStart models, as well as the new Dell Active System. It also includes a collection of Active Solution reference architectures that provides guidance to IT organizations on how to deploy private clouds, virtual desktop infrastructure and enterprise applications on top of Active Infrastructure.

Here's a video interview of Marius Haas, President of the Enterprise Solutions team at Dell: