New appliance for data service and systems management

February 18th, 2016, Published in Articles: EngineerIT

EMC Corporation and VMware introduced the new VCE VxRail, an integrated and jointly engineered hyper-converged infrastructure appliance for VMware environments. The VxRail appliance family is said to bring EMC rich data services and systems management capabilities with VMware’s hyper-converged software that includes VMware, vSphere, vCenter Server and VMware Virtual SAN – a simple, and efficient software-defined storage natively integrated with vSphere in one product family with one point of support. Hybrid storage or all-flash VxRail appliances extend and simplify VMware customer environments and deliver performance and capacity advantages.

VxRail_front_perspectiveVxRail extends the benefits of VCE converged infrastructure with increased agility, simplified operations and lower risk to small businesses, medium-sized enterprises, and department or regional offices for virtualisation and end-user computing use cases. The VxRail integrates virtualisation, compute, storage and data protection in one system with a single point of support. Organisations can start small, with a couple of virtual machines and scale up to thousands of VMs with a pay-as-you-grow approach.

VxRail Appliances are fully loaded with integrated EMC mission-critical data services including replication, backup and cloud tiering. EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines provides per-VM replication and automated disaster recovery for critical workloads. EMC and VMware simplify the infrastructure life-cycle by eliminating constant evaluation cycles and testing with continuous integration of advancements in x86 technologies and implementation of the latest enhancements, delivering efficiency with data reduction technologies. The net result: IT organisations can focus more on innovation by creating an automated, dynamic infrastructure that adapts to their business demands.

Contact Sonelia du Preez, EMC, Tel 011 581-0000,

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