Today, when it comes to private cloud, virtual desktop or collaboration application deployments, many IT organizations are missing deadlines or cannot respond fast enough to customer demands, have insufficient IT budgets to deliver against the most critical business initiatives, or have to manage tradeoffs when it comes to driving efficiency, performance or resiliency. 

Convergence in the data center is an emerging trend in IT to address these growing needs for agility, efficiency and quality to support the delivery of applications and IT services.  IT organizations are rapidly adopting converged infrastructure solutions to lower the cost of running critical workloads, enable faster infrastructure deployments, and drive simplicity and speed of management. In response, Dell has developed the Active Infrastructure family of converged infrastructure solutions, which includes fully pre-integrated systems that are pre-engineered, pre-assembled and pre-tested to accelerate time-to-value of new virtual infrastructure, drive efficiency, lower risk, and deliver future-proof flexibility and scalability. 

Dell Active System 800 is a pre-integrated offering for simplified, scalable blade server infrastructure, and it is an ideal platform for handling the demanding private cloud, virtual desktop, and business application deployments and initiatives of today and tomorrow, and all with simplified management by an IT administrator with multiple roles.

Private Cloud

Dell has engineered private cloud solution reference architectures optimized for the Active Infrastructure family of solutions. These Active Solutions offer a choice of different private cloud automation tools that provide self-service portals, service catalogs, and cost showback using either Dell VIS Creator or Microsoft System Center 2012.  Dell also offers a full range of IT support, deployment, and consulting services that many IT organizations seek to implement a private cloud initiative.