Dell will start shipping the Nutanix powered XC Series of Web-scale converged appliances.
The Dell XC Series are integrated solutions combining Dell PowerEdge servers with Nutanix software.
The new product line features five appliances with price and performance options for powering nearly any virtualised application, such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and enterprise business applications, along with the flexibility to be deployed in both datacentre and branch office locations.
According to a company statement, the Dell XC Series appliances complement the full portfolio of Nutanix-branded platforms, including the recently announced NX-8150 and the new 100 per cent flash NX-9000 appliance.
Dell general manager of storage, Alan Atkinson, said large and small companies were seeing the value in infrastructure that integrates storage, servers and software into a workload-centric solution that could be provisioned in hours and scaled in minutes.
“The Dell XC Series’ Web-scale technology is a game-changer when it comes to deployment, scale and control within the datacentre. We are proud to partner with a clear market leader in hyper-converged infrastructure, and deliver a joint solution that drastically simplifies IT,” he said.
Nutanix co-founder and chief executive, Dheeraj Pandey, said the his company provided a highly scalable and simple solution that gave customers an alternative to traditional datacentre architectures.
“Leveraging Dell’s powerful sales channel and world-class hardware platforms, the Dell XC Series brings web-scale to an even broader audience of companies seeking datacentre simplicity and scalability."
The appliances will be sold by Dell sales teams and channel partners worldwide, and will be generally available from November 11.