Don’t want to miss deadlines? Feel challenged about resources to deliver on critical business issues/initiatives? Well, are you desirous of responding much, much faster to customer requirements? Welcome to the converged infrastructure (CI)!
Is the future of IT enterprises
resting on a converged infrastructure? Perhaps, yes! The CI comes with
pre-integrated storage, networking, and virtualization — all as a single
platform. That would surely increase the efficiency, agility and
resiliency of any organization.
So, what exactly does the CI
involve? Well, it will integrate all your servers, networking and
storage into a single solution. This would improve the utilization of
these collective resources effectively and efficiently. There will be
tremendous simplification and centralization of management of resources.
Further, it can bring down your IT expenditure by at least 30-40
percent, if not more! Enterprises can even have their RoIs within one or
two years of implementation.
Having a CI in an enterprise
involves having a strategic approach that touches every part of IT, such
as applications, infrastructure and management, leading to:
* Accelerated IT service deployment.
* Efficiency across the IT services lifecycle.
* Strengthened IT service quality.
PowerEdge VRTX shared infrastructure platform aims to do exactly all of
the above, thereby the redefine office IT! There are integrated
servers, storage and networking in a compact chassis optimized for
Dell’s PowerEdge VRTX provides a shared
infrastructure platform, scalable performance, flexible shared storage,
simple and versatile systems management, integrated networking and
flexible I/O, and seamless management integration. CIOs definitely do
not need to worry about loud servers, cabling nightmares, etc.
PowerEdge VRTX is meant not only for SMBs, but also for large companies
in retail, banking, healthcare, education, financial, etc. For example,
a large company may have a huge data center somewhere that manage
various stores. However, at each individual store/location, there’s no
central IT management or administration. Hence, this acts like an IT
administrator-in-a-box by giving the IT administrator the ability to
manage across any store/location across the world using just from one
The PowerEdge VRTX is really a shared infrastructure
platform, offering extensive performance and capacity with office-level
acoustics in a single, compact tower chassis. It is ideal for small and
midsize businesses, as well as remote and branch offices of large
There is no compromise on scalable performance. Dell
VRTX can help businesses gain fast application response times, run
multiple applications that need performance or low latency, power
through peak processing periods and scale for future business growth.
There is flexible shared storage. All four server nodes have access to
the low-latency internal shared storage that is ideal for virtualization
and clustering. Local storage is also available in the chassis, which
is highly economical and easier to manage than traditional SAN.
PowerEdge VRTX offers integrated networking and flexible I/O. It
includes a GbE embedded switch that eliminates the need to purchase a
separate networking device and PCIe resources that are shared across the
compute nodes within the chassis.
It also allows simple,
efficient and versatile systems management. Full-functioned unified
system management with Chassis Management Controller (CMC) and GeoView
helps take much of the time and effort out of system administration and
control. Deploy, monitor, update and maintain through a unified console
that covers servers, storage and networking. Dell’s VRTX systems
management is also integrated with major third-party management tools,
protecting the CIOs installed investments and allowing them to use what
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