With Dell World 2012 in full swing, I wanted to highlight the value add of the Dell | VMware vSphere 5.1 solution stack. Dell has built solutions and reference architectures around VMware vSphere 5.1 that highlight the value of integration between vSphere ESXi 5.1 features and Dell solution stacks. For example, Dell has customized bits for VMware vSphere 5.1. Please visit the Dell Customized Bits for VMware vSphere 5.1 for the download links.

But don't take my word for it, see what a Dell TechCenter RockStar has to say about Dell | VMware vSphere 5.1.

From Todd Muirhead, Performance Engineer at VMware focusing on database and storage while thinking about clouds and virtualization - virtualTodd's Big Blog (@virtualTodd):

VMware on Dell servers has always been a great solution that is rooted in enabling customers choice and flexibility in how they decide to implement and run their datacenters. Dell always has a very strong line up of VMware certified servers that fully support the latest versions of VMware vSphere. Additionally, Dell has a broad range of storage options, including EqualLogic and Compellant, that are also easy to use with vSphere and support the VAAI api for offloading some functions to the storage array. On top of this platform vSphere can run just about any application or service in the datacenter from domain controllers to Oracle RAC database clusters. Because every customer has different needs and requirements to run a broad range of apps the combination of vSphere on Dell is great.