Streamline Your Hybrid Cloud Journey with VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail & Intel® Optane™ SSDs

Global digital transformation is here, and making the move to the public cloud and maintaining cost-effective private cloud infrastructure can be challenging for today’s IT community. Developers and data managers continually reassure their organizations that the systems and tools they build, maintain, and upgrade are fast, safe, and reliable—serving their users as promised, day after day.

But how do they best deliver on the promise of reliability and quick data retrieval for fast-running apps and seamless online experiences for their customers? Using the right architecture and services is crucial to keeping business running and data moving.

Modernization of Data Center with Hyperconverged Infrastructure and Hybrid Cloud with Fast & Predictable Performance

As the number one hyperconverged systems product and listed as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, the Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged solution, based on Intel technology, makes on-premises data center seamless with its complete automated deployment, operational efficiency and lifecycle management. ,  This efficiency has made IT departments across industry verticals to migrate business critical applications to VxRail infrastructure.

With continually increasing demands from business-critical applications that require faster response times and throughput, IT managers need fast & predictable performance at various workload conditions. Configuring VxRail systems with efficient storage devices and processors is of critical importance in order to keep on par with the increasing business application demands without compromising on performance.

VxRail and Intel® Optane™ SSDs

Intel® Optane™ SSDs provide low latency and high throughput compared to standard NVMe/SAS NAND SSDs, consistent lower response time with high IOPs for both write and read operations, and endurance up to 60 DWPD. Intel Optane SSD as the cache tier device in VxRail enables the system to provide fast and predictable performance—a key requirement for business critical applications in order to have an efficient IT organization.

Enterprise Strategy Group evaluated VxRail with various synthetic workloads and real-world enterprise OLTP workload environment using HammerDB[iii], comparing Intel Optane SSDs vs SAS SSDs as the cache tier device in VxRail.

Taking a quote from the report “Testing with HammerDB has revealed a significant improvement in realistic OLTP performance. VxRail with Intel Optane SSDs sustained nearly 61% more transactions per minute (TPM) and new orders per minute (NOPM) than SAS SSDs.”

VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail & Intel® Optane™ SSDs

VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on Dell EMC VxRail enables IT organizations to operate hybrid cloud through a fully integrated platform. Now with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel Optane SSDs available as part of the VxRail offering, VCF on VxRail integrates performance efficient hyperconverged infrastructure layer and VMware cloud software stack, lifecycle managing both as one complete, automated, turnkey on-premises hybrid cloud experience.

Architects: Deploy technology that adapts to the future

Imagine having better operational efficiency in addition to consistently high performance without latency woes for business-critical applications. With the VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure,2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, and Intel Optane SSDs in a thoroughly tested integrated platform, architects can expect future proof technology that adapts to current demanding workloads with efficiency to handle future applications.

Accelerate and simplify your hybrid cloud-transformation journey with the combined integrated platform power and reliability of VxRail, VMware cloud software stack, and 2nd Gen Intel Xeon processors and Intel Optane SSDs. All that translates to more productivity and innovation—resulting in more return on your technology investment.

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1IDC Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, Q1 2019.

2 [Gartner Magic Quadrant Hyperconverged-Infrastructure Reviews]

3 ESG Technical Validation: Published 8/26/19. Used with permission.