Dell enhances HCI solutions for operations in extreme environments

Dell enhances HCI solutions for operations in extreme environments
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Round Rock, Texas headquartered technology company Dell Technologies has announced two advanced versions of its existing hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions.

The improved solution, ‘VxRail HCI System Software’ platform, which is more durable or “ruggedized” than its previous versions, aims to bring the simplicity of HCI technology to operations of its enterprise clients. The solution is designed for clients in areas such as manufacturing, industrial, and oil and gas where conditions create a technical challenge or space is at a premium.

“Organisations are moving their data management infrastructure closer to the edge where most of the data is being generated. With the new ruggedized VxRail systems that can stand up to extreme temperatures and can operate at up to 15,000 feet, customers can increase their efficiency regardless of the location and high temperature extremities,” Amit Luthra, generalvmanager of the India data center solution vertical of Dell Technologies said in a statement.

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The new VxRail platform can provide technology support to critical infrastructure in extreme environments such as the implementation of a data centre at remote sites, onboard ships at sea or equipped in aircraft. A few existing customers of Dell can maintain their hybrid cloud operations at up to 47% lower cost with a smaller footprint, and scale their infrastructure over time, the company said.

The latest version of VxRail helps streamline updates with the ability to run pre-upgrade health checks and cloud-based management and orchestration, enabling every VxRail cluster to be maintained throughout its lifecycle, regardless of location.

The platforms will also support other data memory applications such as Intel Optane Persistent Memory and Nvidia’s advanced graphics software Quadro RTX.

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Other than Dell, HCI vendors include NetApp, Huawei, VMWare, Nutanix, Dell EMC and HPE Simplivity.

In May, Dell also announced Enterprise SONiC Distribution, an open-source networking solution for simplifying data centre operations and management. The platform removes complexities and creates an agile and flexible network by following an approach built on open standards.