VxRail is the only fully integrated, preconfigured, and pre-tested VMware hyper-converged infrastructure appliance on the market. Based on VMware’s vSphere and Virtual SAN, and EMC software, VxRail delivers an all-in-one IT infrastructure transformation by leveraging a known and proven building block for the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).
With the power of a whole SAN in just two rack units, it provides a simple, cost effective hyper-converged solution for a wide variety of applications and workloads. The VxRail Appliance delivers resiliency, QoS, and centralized management functionality enabling faster, better, and simpler management of consolidated workloads, virtual desktops, business-critical applications, and remote office infrastructure.
EASIEST AND FASTEST PATH TO THE SOFTWARE-DEFINED DATA CENTER
Built on the foundation of VMware Hyper-Converged Software and managed through the familiar VMware vCenter Server, VxRail Appliances provide existing VMware customers an experience they are familiar with while allowing them to take advantage of the hallmark benefits of VCE - increased agility, simplified operations and lower risk. As a 100 percent VMware-based solution, the appliance also integrates with VMware’s cloud management platform and end-user computing solutions. VxRail is also a platform for introducing advanced SDDC offerings like NSX, vRealize Automation and HorizonAir Hybrid Mode.
Additionally, the VxRail Appliance is discoverable and visible in VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations for a comprehensive IT core-to-edge management ecosystem.
START SMALL AND GROW
The VxRail Appliance delivers a known and proven building block for the SDDC that delivers up to 5x the performance of other hyper-converged appliances. All-Flash configurations deliver a transformative 8X boost in performance. Scale capacity and performance easily and non-disruptively up to 64 nodes (16 appliances) per cluster, allowing you to start small and grow incrementally without up-front planning.
Available in multiple configurations, VxRail allows you to start small with as little as 20 virtual machines (VMs) and scale to thousands. VxRail’s architecture enables a predictable pay-as-you-grow approach that aligns to your business goals and user demand.
FLEXIBILITY AND CHOICE
The VxRail Appliance architecture is a distributed system consisting of common modular building blocks that scale linearly from 1 to 16 2U/4 node appliances, up to 64 nodes in a cluster. Multiple compute, memory, and storage options deliver configurations to match any use case.
Choose from a range of next-gen Intel processors, variable RAM, storage, and cache capacity, and more flexible CPU-to-RAM-to-storage ratios. Single-node scaling and low-cost entry point options allow you to procure just the right amount of storage and compute for today’s requirements and tomorrow’s growth.
A fully populated hybrid appliance supports up to 80 cores and up to 24 TB of raw storage. A 64-node cluster delivers 1,280 cores and 384 TB of raw storage. Additionally, all-flash models available later in 2016 will deliver the industry’s most powerful HCIA to maximize performance and scale for applications that demand low latency.