VMware and Dell
Dell & VMware’s decade long partnership has resulted in unique, integrated, industry leading product and service solutions that help customers to simplify their IT environments—all while effectively building a virtualized foundation for meeting the IT demands of today and tomorrow. From the desktop to the data center to the cloud, Dell and VMware are delivering end-to-end virtualized infrastructure solutions that help customers achieve a simplified, more efficient, flexible, cost-effective, service oriented IT environment. Dell & VMware’s partnership enables IT decision makers to leverage their existing investments in VMware virtualization, to access, or build, deploy and manage cloud in their environment. VMware-based cloud infrastructure solutions from Dell include Business Ready Configurations, reference architectures, OEM bundles, Dell vStart pre-configured and pre-racked virtualization solutions, and VMware vCenter plug-ins that deliver a single-pane-of-glass management interface for both your virtual machines as well as your physical Dell infrastructure.
Dell Server and Storage Products
Dell™ PowerEdge™ Servers
Dell’s 11th generation PowerEdge servers with VMware vSphere 4 deliver up to 168% faster performance than previous generation servers utilizing ESX 3.5 update 2.2. Designed to overcome common performance bottlenecks in virtualized environments, Dell PowerEdge servers feature expanded memory and I/O and Intel Xeon processors to deliver exceptional virtualization performance.
Dell makes storage simple, capable and affordable with offerings that can expand automatically, meet a broad range of needs, and utilize the infrastructure you already know. Dell’s diverse storage portfolio, including Dell™ EqualLogic™, Dell Compellent and Dell PowerVault™, meets the diverse needs of companies large and small. Dell EqualLogic was one of VMware’s first storage partners to leverage VMware’s vStorage APIs into their storage arrays, delivering an easy to deploy, easy to manage, integrated virtualized storage solution .
Dell offers a comprehensive portfolio of services that are designed to accelerate virtualization adoption so you can achieve cost savings quickly, without sacrificing productivity. With extensive VMware experience refined from thousands of implementations worldwide, operating one of the world’s largest VMware deployments within Dell IT, and through a longstanding relationship with VMware, Dell can help you develop a strategic approach to virtualization, encompassing people, process and technology, with action–oriented plans that deliver high impact, short duration projects with predictable and measurable outcomes.
VMware Virtualization Products
VMware vSphere Standard
VMware vSphere Standard and Dell servers, storage & services provide an entry solution for basic consolidation of applications to slash hardware costs while accelerating application deployment. VMware vSphere Standard builds on the performance and reliability of the market lead hypervisor to deliver a managed virtualization environment for test labs, preproduction servers, and remote offices.
VMware vSphere Advanced
VMware vSphere Advanced provides a strategic consolidation solution that protects all applications against planned and unplanned downtime to provide superior application availability. VMware vSphere Advanced combines the performance and reliability of the market leading hypervisor with critical features for maintaining uptime of applications.
VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus
VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus includes the full range of vSphere features for transforming datacenters into dramatically simplified cloud computing environments for providing the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services. Combining VMware’s industry leading virtualization technology and experience with Dell’s industry standard PowerEdge servers, storage and services enables the delivery of a Dell & VMware vSphere solution that provides uncompromising control, greater efficiency, while preserving customer choice. Dell & VMware deliver the truly intelligent datacenter: seamlessly scalable, dynamically adaptable, easily controllable, cost effective & energy efficient”
VMware vSphere for SMB
Uniquely designed with SMBs in mind, VMware vSphere Essentials and Essentials Plus provides a compelling solution for meeting the availability, data protection, and affordability requirements for SMBs.
One instance of VMware vCenter Server, sold separately, is required for VMware vSphere deployments.
VMware View is the only tightly integrated end-to-end solution purpose-built for delivering desktops as a managed service. Dell Virtual Remote Desktop featuring Horizon View creates simplified and automated desktop workflows, reducing operational costs, and increasing control for IT while providing end users a flexible and rich total desktop experience regardless of device, network or use case.
VMware on Dell.com
VMware and Dell are strategic partners with the common goal of providing joint customers with solutions that provide both business and technical value.
Visit the Dell and VMware Alliance webpage to learn more.