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Dell EMC launches EHC for VxRail Appliances

Thu 16 Feb 2017

Dell EMC has announced that it is making its turnkey hybrid cloud offering available to Dell EMC VxRail Appliances. The facility will be made available via Dell’s Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) product, which combines resources and technologies from VMware and EMC for the creation of private clouds.

VxRail Appliances was launched a year ago, to popular uptake – a scalable solution intended to help organisations to evolve and grow without later migration to larger or more complex platforms.

Deployments possible under the new configuration can range from 200-1000 virtual machines, and feature automated installations and subscription-based support.

EHC was introduced in 2014 in the form of Dell EMC’s Federation SDDC Edition. By August of 2016 V4 of the product was offering virtual machine encryption and multi-site support.

Chad Sakac, Dell EMC’s president of Converged Platforms and Solutions Division, commented: “It’s clear that enterprises are moving to hybrid cloud models, and they’re looking for us to help simplify standing-up and managing these environments, which inevitably includes multiple cloud stacks, cross-cloud technologies and a combination of various off-premises and on-premises clouds,” and continued. “Hyper-converged infrastructure has quickly proven effective for core data center workloads and is becoming the answer for the on-premises part of hybrid cloud. Adding Dell EMC VxRail Appliances as an infrastructure option for Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud helps us simplify hybrid cloud for smaller enterprises and a broader set of customers.”

Dell EMC VxRail Appliances constitute a product range of pre-configured HCI units, co-produced with VMware and underpinned by technologies from vSAN as well as VMware. The units boast 65 petabytes of storage over 100,000 cores; to date 8000 of the units have been sold to customers across 78 countries.

Hybrid cloud is widely regarded as the next major destination for HCI, with research company 451 Research asserting that three in four hyperconverged deployments reside in the core data centre.


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