Dell EMC has announced that its turnkey hybrid cloud platform, Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC), will be available for the first time on Dell EMC VxRail Appliances, the company’s hyper-converged infrastructure offering that has seen substantial market adoption since its launch a year ago. As organizations increasingly move towards hybrid cloud as an enabler for IT transformation and adopt hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) for mission critical workloads, Dell EMC EHC on VxRail Appliances allows organizations to scale out as their demand for hybrid cloud services expand.
“It’s clear that enterprises are moving to hybrid cloud models, and they’re looking for us to help simplify standing-up and managing these environments, which inevitably includes multiple cloud stacks, cross-cloud technologies and a combination of various off-premises and on-premises clouds,” said Chad Sakac, president, Dell EMC Converged Platforms and Solutions Division. “Hyper-converged infrastructure has quickly proven effective for core data center workloads and is becoming the answer for the on-premises part of hybrid cloud. Adding Dell EMC VxRail Appliances as an infrastructure option for Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud helps us simplify hybrid cloud for smaller enterprises and a broader set of customers.”
The Dell EMC VxRail Appliance family of fully integrated, preconfigured and pre-tested HCI appliances offers the industry’s only HCI appliances powered by VMware vSAN and jointly engineered with VMware. Since VxRail Appliances launched a year ago today, Dell EMC has sold more than 8,000 VxRail nodes—exceeding 65 petabytes of storage and 100,000 cores—to more than 1,000 customers in dozens of industries across 78 countries.
According to IDC research, revenue from Dell Technologies’ HCI portfolio, including VxRail Appliances, VxRack Systems and XC Series, outgrew the total HCI market—one of the fastest growing IT markets—by more than two-fold and represents 28 percent of hyper-converged systems sold in the third quarter of 2016.1
Dell EMC EHC on VxRail helps meet rising customer demands for an HCI-based turnkey hybrid cloud solution. Industry analyst and research firm 451 Research notes in a new report that three out of four hyper-converged deployments are in the core data center, and hybrid cloud is the next frontier for HCI.
Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on Dell EMC VxRail Appliances
Dell EMC EHC is delivered as a fully designed, integrated and tested engineered solution, enabling an IT organization to deliver value to the business considerably faster than by building their own hybrid cloud infrastructure. EHC on VxRail Appliances offers customers a turnkey hybrid cloud optimized for deployments ranging from 200 to 1000 virtual machines, and:
• A platform optimized for easy deployments, offering a cost-effective, smaller footprint with the flexibility to scale out as requirements evolve.
• Simplified, automated installations of the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud software stack on VxRail Appliances that reduces deployment time, costs and risk.
• Subscription-based support with professional services that allows organizations to take advantage of the latest EHC enhancements.
An Evaluator Group study, demonstrates why hybrid cloud is the true end state cloud model. The elastic economics of the public cloud (including Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Cloud Engine and others) are an excellent fit for workloads that will scale in unknown or transient ways. As the report shows, for workloads that will exist for years, simple, cost effective HCI platforms can deliver a better TCO for the on-premises half of the hybrid cloud model.
Dell EMC VxRail Appliances Customer Momentum
Dell EMC has experienced strong customer demand for VxRail Appliances, exceeding expectations and placing Dell EMC on track to be the industry’s top HCI appliance provider. One year from its launch, VxRail Appliances have proven that HCI is an excellent approach for mainstream IT as customers increasingly use these systems for data center core applications.
“Hybrid cloud is the preferred choice of most enterprises in India due to the enhanced security, efficiency and productivity it offers. To provide organizations of different sizes with the leading technologies and capabilities that will help them drive innovation and competitive differentiation, Dell EMC launched a more infrastructure flexibility and choice with Enterprise Hybrid Cloud now on VxRail, a hyper-converged infrastructure that helps organizations to simplify the deployment, management and scaling of their IT infrastructures,” said Abhijit Potnis, Director Technology Solutions, DELL EMC.
“Dell EMC’s strategy and vision is to look holistically at the customers, by not just solving their infrastructure challenges, but help them towards meeting their business objectives. A big challenge currently for many organizations is time to market. With tested & ready to deploy, Enterprise Hybrid Cloud from DELL EMC on Hyper Converged VxRail platform, powered by best of breed technologies from Vmware, customers are up and ready in days rather than months. This enables them to stay ahead of market and meet their business goals much faster. Since its introduction a year ago, the Dell EMC VxRail Appliance family of fully integrated, preconfigured and pre-tested HCI solutions has received overwhelming response from customers. As organizations increasingly move towards hybrid cloud as an enabler for IT transformation and adopt hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) for mission critical workloads, Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail Appliances will allow organizations to start small and grow as their demand for hybrid cloud services expand,” said Rajesh Ramnani, Regional Director at VCE. “Hybrid cloud and hyper-converged infrastructure represent real change in how IT is transforming, and we believe we are at the forefront of helping our customers make the most of these technologies and operating models,” he further added.