Dell appliances to run Nutanix virtual platform

Dell appliances to run Nutanix virtual platform

Dell’s new XC series web-scale converged appliances will be running Nutanix software, which will allow agency IT managers to consolidate compute and storage into a single 2U chassis.

The new XC series is part of Dell’s software-defined storage solutions, providing enterprise storage features for virtualized environments. The XC appliance installs quickly, integrates into any data center, and is able to deploy multiple virtualized, business-critical workloads in both datacenter and branch office locations.

IT administrators can manage virtual environments at a VM level using policies based on each workload instead of managing individual servers. With the Nutanix Distributed File System running on each appliance, hard drives and solid-state drives can be aggregated across all nodes, with automatic compression and deduplication to increase effective storage capacity, Nutanix said.

Features and benefits include:

  • Streamlined purchase and deployment – XC series appliances are delivered directly from Dell and Dell channel partners, with factory-installed software and hypervisors.
  • Proven and reliable, enterprise class Dell PowerEdge high performance x86 hardware.
  • Flexibility to run one of multiple hypervisors, including VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.

“We provide a highly scalable and uncompromisingly simple solution that gives customers a great alternative to traditional datacenter architectures,” said Dheeraj Pandey, co-founder and CEO, Nutanix. “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 datacenter simplicity and scalability. “

The Dell XC Series appliances will be sold by Dell sales teams and channel partners worldwide, and will be available beginning Nov. 11, 2014. 

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