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.
"When customers deploy CI, what they are really looking to do is invest in technology that removes data centre cost while, ultimately, improving outcomes", stated Jeff Boudreau, president, Dell EMC Storage Division. "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."
The VxBlock 1000 builds on Dell EMCs 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. 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 improved:
The Dell EMC VxBlock 1000 is available for ordering globally beginning today via Dell EMC and its channel partners.
John Grieco, chief technology officer, The University of Vermont Health Network, stated: "Deploying Dell EMC VxBlock at the University of Vermont Health Network's infrastructure has helped build a seamless workflow with centralized management across our converged platform. This has greatly simplified our overall IT support and allowed us to enable better provider and patient outcomes while breaking new ground in the field of health. With the Dell EMC VxBlock 1000, we now have the ability to mix and match technologies for greater flexibility to optimize our data centre technologies."
David Kloempken, director, Data Center Solutions, Cisco, stated: "Our converged infrastructure collaboration with Dell EMC has created a multi-billion dollar industry. Dell EMC VxBlock was built on the premise that IT can be simpler to manage. With the flexibility and scale of the Dell EMC VxBlock System 1000, customers can continue to leverage the benefits of our latest data centre innovations using Cisco UCS and Nexus 9000 to accelerate data centre modernization."
Eric Sheppard, research director, enterprise storage and converged systems, IDC, stated: "It's difficult to overstate the amount of effort Dell EMC has put into the design and continued support of enterprise converged systems. Converged systems like VxBlock 1000 offload the complexity and risk associated with managing enterprise-grade data centre infrastructure so that IT teams can confidently focus on higher-value projects/tasks."