New arrival: Dell EMC VxBlock System 1000 converged infrastructure

The new VxBlock System 1000 from Dell EMC makes data centre modernisation simpler, offering flexibility and simplified lifecycle management.

The VxBlock System 1000 expands the converged infrastructure portfolio of Dell EMC.

The VxBlock System 1000 expands the converged infrastructure portfolio of Dell EMC.

The VxBlock System 1000 simplifies data centre operations and offers new options of storage and data protection from Dell EMC and compute and networking from Cisco – in one pre-integrated, turnkey system.

Data centre footprints can be reduced by up to 60% with new architecture that pools and shares resources to maximise utilisation.

Lifecycle assurance is simplified across mixed technologies in a single system, reducing time spent managing upgrades by up to 75%

More details in the press release below.

Dell EMC announces the expansion of its market-leading converged infrastructure (CI) system with the addition of the next generation Dell EMC VxBlock System 1000.

“When customers deploy CI, what they are really looking to do is invest in technology that removes data centre cost while, ultimately, improving outcomes,” said Eric Goh, managing director and vice president, Singapore Enterprise Business, Dell EMC.

The new system breaks the physical boundaries of traditional CI and offers enterprises even greater simplicity and flexibility to help accelerate their IT and digital transformation efforts.

The VxBlock 1000 is designed to support workloads of all types and includes a substantially broader choice of world class storage arrays, data protection and compute than previous-generation VxBlock Systems.

This new system’s all-in-one, multiple-technology design expands upon CI’s promise by further simplifying IT infrastructure lifecycle management through extensive pre-validation.

This enables IT staff to be freed from time-consuming administrative tasks, so they can focus on higher-value, business innovation projects.

Next generation converged infrastructure further simplifies data centre operations and offers new storage and compute options

The VxBlock 1000 builds on Dell EMC’s industry leadership in CI with a host of new capabilities.

These help enterprises reap greater benefits than ever before from a wider breadth of technologies than previously supported.

“Our role is to deliver CI innovation that has the right mix and capacity of IT resources and data services that evolving applications require, but with pooled resources, so the data centre is more efficient even as workload requirements change. We offer this with a focus on reducing administrative burden for IT teams under constant pressure to deliver more with less,” said Goh.

These are in addition to traditional CI advantages such as lower operating expenses and a five-year return on investment of up to 640%.

Compared to previous generation Dell EMC VxBlock Systems, the VxBlock 1000 offers the following improvements.

Business agility by applying the right mix and capacity of IT resources and data services that evolving applications require — when they need them.

For the first time, customers can mix four types of storage arrays — Dell EMC Unity, VMAX, XtremIO, and Isilon — and now can opt for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, in addition to Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers, and a broad range of Dell EMC data protection products all in one system.

Compared to previous generations, the VxBlock 1000 increases server scalability by 56% (from 512 to 800 servers) and now supports up to ten storage arrays.

Data centre efficiency by pooling resources to maximise system use, preventing stranded capacity and increasing return on investment while reducing rack space by up to 60 percent.

With pooling of diverse resources in a single system, customers can allocate and re-allocate pooled compute, storage and data protection resources to specific applications, as business and workload requirements change, instead of having to work across and manage multiple disparate systems.

Operational simplicity by delivering a turnkey, engineered system with lifecycle assurance that frees up IT staff to focus on innovation.

The VxBlock 1000’s native support for mixed technologies offers improved simplicity for physical infrastructure, infrastructure administration and lifecycle management by reducing data centre footprint (less cabinets, LAN and SAN switches, power supplies and system management hardware and software).

In addition to offering fewer components to manage and support daily, the VxBlock 1000 can reduce overall system lifecycle administration time for multi-technologies by up to 75%.

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