Today Dell Technologies announced new Dell EMC VxRail D Series and Dell EMC VxRAil E Series. Dell is taking an interesting track here releasing both an Intel Xeon Scalable (2nd generation) and an AMD EPYC 7002 version. The Intel is a ruggedized model for harsher, edge environments. And the AMD model marks the introduction of the EPYC CPUs to the VxRail line. Dell is also rolling out new software updates for VxRail.

Today Dell Technologies announced new Dell EMC VxRail D Series and Dell EMC VxRAil E Series. Dell is taking an interesting track here releasing both an Intel Xeon Scalable (2nd generation) and an AMD EPYC 7002 version. The Intel is a ruggedized model for harsher, edge environments. And the AMD model marks the introduction of the EPYC CPUs to the VxRail line. Dell is also rolling out new software updates for VxRail.

Dell EMC VxRail D Series

Dell EMC VxRail D Series

Data, and vital data, is being created at the edge more and more. The data at the edge, assuming that it can be analyzed in real time, is immensely valuable. HCI can add benefits at the edge, but the edge tends to be less than ideal for most data center equipment. The Dell EMC VxRail D Series is a small, tough version of VxRail that leverages 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs and can withstand harder environments, extreme temperatures, and up to 15K feet. The Dell EMC VxRail D Series is ideal for manufacturing, industrial, and oil and gas environments as well as onboard ships and aircrafts.

For those looking for more processor performance or PCIe 4.0 support, Dell is releasing the Dell EMC VxRail E Series. With the EPYC 7002 CPUs, these HCI devices can have up to 64 cores in a 1U footprint. This series is also used at the edge but isn’t as robust at the D Series. In the E Series is the VxRail E665 system. It is available in NVMe, all-flash, or hybrid storage configurations and is said to be ideal for database, unstructured data, virtual desktop infrastructure and HPC workloads.

Working with VMware, Dell has also updated the VxRail software to be in line with the recent developments in VMware. VxRail has been jointly engineered between Dell EMC and VMware for some time so this comes as no shock. Bringing the software up to date brings all the benefits including fewer nodes for configuration, VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail, Kubernetes support, amongst others.

The new series brings other advantages as well. With the Dell EMC VxRail D Series, customers will be able to leverage Intel Optane PMem (just not the latest version). With sill allow users to have a bigger memory footprint at a lower cost. Users will be able to leverage NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs as well.

Availability

  • VxRail D Series with 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors are expected to be available globally on June 23, 2020.
  • The VxRail E Series with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors are expected to be available globally on June 23, 2020.
  • VxRail HCI System Software latest update is now globally available.

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