Dell today announced the expansion of its hyper-converged infrastructure business by adding VCE VxRail appliances, VxRack systems, VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes and next generation Dell XC Series hyper-converged appliances.
“As businesses become more data-driven and workloads become diverse, we are seeing a strong increase in demand for hyper-converged solutions and expect the market to generate nearly $4 billion by 2019,” said Matt Eastwood, senior vice president of IDC’s Enterprise Infrastructure and Datacenter Group.
The hyper-converged systems market is expected to grow at a nearly 60 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2019, reaching more than $3.9 billion in sales, said IDC.
Marius Haas, chief commercial officer and president, Enterprise Solutions, Dell, said: “Our hyper-converged portfolio spans a range of the most trusted and differentiated purpose-built appliances, integrated systems, factory installed solutions and flexible reference architectures, allowing Dell to offer systems that can be deployed and scale in minutes or help customers flexibly build their own systems with existing IT.”
VCE VxRail Appliances — available in a set of configurations for small to mid-sized deployments – is available for starting price of $60,000.
The VxRack Node, a software-defined storage building block with EMC ScaleIO software, enables quick deployment and flexible scalability. The VxRack System 1000 FLEX is a rack-scale, hyper-converged infrastructure offering that delivers high performance compute, software-defined storage and networking.
Dell said Dell Reference Architecture for EMC Converged Infrastructure provides flexibility in deploying a rack-scale architecture using Dell PowerEdge servers.
Customers can innovate faster and reduce project risk by building their VMware-based hyper-converged solutions with Virtual SAN Ready Nodes from Dell. These building blocks are ready-to-order, validated configurations that can be factory integrated with Dell PowerEdge servers and VMware hyper-converged software.
Dell XC Series appliances are the industry’s first Nutanix-powered hyper-converged infrastructure solutions to incorporate the latest Intel XeonProcessor E5-2600 v4 Broadwell Product. This provides faster performance to the portfolio of fully configurable 1U and 2U appliances, helping to speed customer access to data and applications in highly scalable deployments for use cases ranging from VDI to private cloud.