Dell has unveiled a suite of new enterprise solutions that aims to deliver an end-to-end IT platform for simplified management, increased performance and long-term value.
A new set of datacentre infrastructure solutions offer key capabilities across its entire portfolio, from servers to storage to networking.
“Customers tell us they want a high-performance infrastructure that is easy to manage and helps them quickly deliver business outcomes,” Dell president of enterprise solutions group, Brad Anderson, said.
Dell is able to deliver the infrastructure through a combination of strategic acquisitions such as Force10 and customer-centric engineering of its new 12th generation PowerEdge servers and storage platforms, according to Anderson.
The company announced a full portfolio of 12th generation blade, rack and tower PowerEdge servers optimised to run mission-critical business applications.
The new Dell PowerEdge servers work seamlessly with Dell’s storage and networking products and deliver the foundation to extend its Fluid Data Architecture to the server, an extension to its systems management capabilities with its second generation of embedded server management tools and energy efficiency.
Dell also announced its next-generation EqualLogic PS Series storage arrays, which combine fast networking bandwidth with increased storage capacity in a smaller footprint than previous generations – the EqualLogic PS6110 series. This is targeted at mid-sized deployments with multiple physical or virtual servers and EqualLogic PS4110 series, designed for smaller deployments and remote office locations.
The company launched its Virtual Network Architecture (VNA), an open framework for virtualising, automating and orchestrating network services in datacentres, campus and branch environments.
VNA provides for an end-to-end 10GbE framework, which includes 10GbE Top-of-Rack and 10/40GbE distributed core fabrics.
It also unveiled vStart for Dell Private Cloud, designed to help businesses rapidly deploy their own private Cloud through a converged, pre-built infrastructure which includes the new 12th Generation PowerEdge server, storage, networking and management components.
It announced two desktop virtualisation offerings: Desktop Virtualisation Solution Simplified and Desktop Virtualisation Solution Enterprise.
Dell Desktop Virtualisation Solution Simplified is an integrated appliance, pre-configured with software and hypervisor components designed to remove the traditional cost and complexity of deploying smaller desktop virtualisation solutions.
Desktop Virtualisation Solution Enterprise is designed to scale to thousands of virtual desktop users while reducing initial acquisition costs enabling deployments to start with as few as 50 seats.
The company also unveiled the Dell Quickstart Data Warehouse Appliance that aims to help mid-market and departmental users easily organise, access and analyse data.
The data warehousing appliance, which is based on the new Dell PowerEdge servers and Microsoft SQL Server 2012, will leverage Dell Boomi for data integration.
Dell has not yet fixed a defined availability date for the 12th Generation PowerEdge Servers while the Dell EqualLogic PS6110 and Dell EqualLogic PS4110 Series storage arrays are currently available. Dell Quickstart Data Warehouse Appliance is now in beta and will be available in Australia in the near future. vStart for Dell Private Cloud will be available Q2, while both Dell Desktop Virtualisation Solutions and Dell Networking 10GbE solutions are available today. The solutions will be available directly from Dell resellers.