Dell has announced enhancements to its end-to-end solutions for VMware from the data centre to systems and device management to thin clients.
These new offerings are designed to enable customers with right-sized, easy-to-manage cloud, virtualisation or VDI solutions to support their business needs. Dell is adding even more VMware capabilities to its comprehensive portfolio, and continuing to help solve customer challenges and create a simpler path to virtualized environments and the cloud.
Recent Dell research shows that hybrid cloud – the ability to deploy and manage applications across public, private and managed cloud solutions – is the future for enterprise IT. As businesses of all sizes migrate IT assets to private or hybrid cloud environments, Dell and VMware are working together to simplify and accelerate the customer cloud journey.
Dell’s new release of Active Systems Manager (ASL M) 8.1.1 now integrates with the VMware vRealize Suite cloud management platform, enabling Dell ASM customers to seamlessly integrate physical and virtual environments, and end-to-end dynamic cloud provisioning within the VMware vRealize Suite.
The Dell ASM integration to VMware vRealize Suite includes a plugin to vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Automation to:
* Allow a business analyst or IT architect to embed highly efficient ASM templates and automation methods into vRealize Orchestrator workflows, for seamless integration into existing business processes, such as requests, approvals, help desk, and self-service – saving time and manual effort, and improving responsiveness and consistency; and
* Support pre-built and best-practice infrastructure and workload templates, designed by administrators in ASM, to be easily and quickly deployed on-demand by users from the vRealize Automation service catalog with just a few clicks.
Building on ASM integration with VMware vCenter, the new vRealize Suite integration provides customers with a complete end-to-end solution for the deployment and management of private and hybrid cloud solutions from Dell and VMware.
VMware has introduced EVO SDDC, designed to dramatically simplify the build out and deployment of software defined data centres at scale. Formerly code named EVO:RACK, this program was introduced as a technology preview last year. Dell has been deeply involved in the development as well as early beta field trials. General market availability of Dell solution offerings featuring EVO SDDC is currently envisioned to align closely with VMware’s general availability in the first half of 2016.
Dell is building on its momentum to deliver new updates to its Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL Horizon and Infrastructure Editions. Dell is providing improved density, functionality and additional configurations to give customers more options as they scale out their infrastructure. Now built on the PowerEdge C6320 server – part of Dell’s 13th generation PowerEdge server portfolio – Dell can offer customers a 60% to 80% increase in density from 250 to 440 users for virtual desktop and application workloads, while decreasing the starting cost per seat for the appliance from $400 to $210. Customers looking to optimise density can also choose a new high-performance configuration to meet their needs.