Dell claims the new models will bring the power and simplicity of HCI to the most challenging and space-constrained edge environments.
Dell Technologies Integrated Products & Solutions senior vice president and general manager Tom Burns said that more data is being created at the edge, and more companies are moving their data management infrastructure closer to where data is created.
“Sometimes the edge is a 100-degree rooftop, not a temperature-controlled traditional data centre. With the new ruggedised VxRail systems, location and conditions don’t matter”, he said.
The ruggedised VxRail D Series is designed for remote and harsh environments. The system, featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, is 20 inches deep—the smallest VxRail yet2—and can withstand extreme temperatures, sustain up to 40G of operational shock and operate at up to 15,000 feet.
But Dell has also installed 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors and are now available in a new, E Series platform.
The VxRail E Series with AMD EPYC processors offers up to 64 high performance cores and support for PCIe 4, that can be deployed at the edge or in data centers. Coupled with high-efficiency power supply, these compact 1U systems are an ideal option for customers that need high-performance computing power, in a single socket platform for edge environments.
The VxRail E665 system—available in NVMe, all-flash, or hybrid storage configurations—offers high performance in a single-socket model and is an ideal option for database, unstructured data, virtual desktop infrastructure and HPC workloads.