Dell Technologies’ Edge Innovations Extend IT Beyond the Data Center

Dell Technologies has announced edge innovations across its entire infrastructure portfolio to assist organizations in simplifying deployments and capturing more value from data generated and processed outside of the traditional data center and public cloud – from rugged and remote locations to retail stores and factory floors.

“The edge is technology’s next great frontier, and it’s all around us, everywhere from retail to manufacturing, smart cities and hospitals,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO at Dell Technologies. “At Dell, we’re innovating simple solutions, so organizations can analyze data closer to where it’s created, make faster decisions, improve outcomes and drive progress.”

New edge related solutions and updates announced by Dell Technologies include:

Dell EMC VxRail satellite nodes extend the operational paradigm and efficiency of VxRail to edge sites with a smaller infrastructure footprint. Retail, manufacturing, and distant branch offices may now get started with VxRail for less. VxRail satellite node single-node deployments automate day-to-day operations, health monitoring, and lifecycle management from a centralized location, eliminating the need for local technical and specialized staff.

Photo Michael Dell, chairman and CEO at Dell Technologies
“The edge is technology’s next great frontier, and it’s all around us, everywhere from retail to manufacturing, smart cities and hospitals,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO at Dell Technologies.

Dell Technologies Validated Design for Manufacturing Edge with Litmus enables organizations to connect, manage, and orchestrate heterogeneous industrial edge devices, data, and applications from the factory floor to the enterprise cloud – with no programming required. With real-time data analytics and centralized device management provided by the enterprise-grade Litmus Industrial IoT edge platform, manufacturers can make rapid choices to fix equipment before it malfunctions, enhance production quality, and save money.

This is the second solution from Dell Technologies to help organizations deal with the complexities of manufacturing edge deployments. It is built on Dell EMC VxRail or PowerEdge servers, with the option of using VMware Edge Compute Stack.

Dell EMC Edge Gateway enables businesses to securely connect numerous edge devices across OT and IT systems in order to gain important information. This small, 5G capable3, fanless Edge Gateway with 9th Gen Intel Core processors is intended for use in industrial settings and can tolerate temperatures ranging from -4 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The gateway, which is accessible directly to clients as well as through OEM partnerships, provides storage and computing capabilities that can run localized data processing and analytics applications, assisting in the resolution of data collecting and processing pain points.

The Streaming Data Platform (SDP) now has increased GPU optimization to ingest streaming video with lower latency and frame rate, as well as support for real-time analytics on Dell EMC VxRail and PowerEdge servers. Using a new edge bundle, organizations may run lightweight workloads on a single core, allowing them to start small and expand their infrastructure dependent on IT needs.

These developments are the most recent instances of how Dell is expanding its existing edge offering with capabilities to address the demands of specific customers. Dell Technologies APEX Cloud Services with VMware Cloud, introduced at VMworld, provides a safe and uniform platform managed by Dell enabling companies to transfer workloads across different cloud and edge environments and expand resources fast with predictable pricing and transparent prices. Furthermore, new Dell EMC PowerEdge tower and rack servers assist companies in managing anything from mission-critical workloads to edge virtualization.


  • Dell EMC VxRail satellite nodes are globally available on November 30, 2021
  • New Dell Technologies Edge Gateway model will be globally available in early 2022
  • Dell Technologies Validated Design for Manufacturing Edge is globally available now
  • Dell EMC Streaming Data Platform updates will be globally available on October 30, 2021
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