Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) Now available on ‘Hyper-Converged’ Dell EMC VxRail Appliances

Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud has been expanded to include Dell EMC VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure, offering a turnkey hybrid cloud optimized for smaller enterprise deployments.

Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) on VxRail Appliances allows organizations to start small and grow as their demand for hybrid cloud services expand.

EHC on VxRail Appliances offers customers a turnkey hybrid cloud optimized for deployments ranging from 200 to 1000 virtual machines, and:

  • A platform optimized for smaller deployments, offering a “cost-effective, smaller” footprint with the flexibility to start small and grow as requirements evolve.
  • “Simplified,” automated installations of the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud software stack on VxRail Appliances that would reduce deployment time, costs and risk.
  • Subscription-based support with professional services that would allow organizations to take advantage of the latest EHC enhancements.

dell security“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,” said Chad Sakac, president, Dell EMC Converged Platforms and Solutions Division. “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.”

The Dell EMC VxRail Appliance family of fully integrated, preconfigured and pre-tested HCI appliances offers the industry’s only HCI appliances powered by VMware vSAN and jointly engineered with VMware. Since VxRail Appliances launched a year ago today, Dell EMC has sold more than 8,000 VxRail nodes – exceeding 65 petabytes of storage and 100,000 cores – to more than 1,000 customers in dozens of industries across 78 countries.

According to IDC research, revenues from Dell Technologies’ HCI portfolio, including VxRail Appliances, VxRack Systems and XC Series, outgrew the total HCI market – one of the fastest growing IT markets – by more than two-fold and represents 28 percent of hyper-converged systems sold in the third quarter of 2016.1.

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