According to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, June 25, 2019, Dell EMC is the largest supplier in HCI overall generating a revenue of 586.7 million dollars and dominating 32.2% of the market in 1Q19 with a YOY revenue growth of 64.0% in 1Q19 compared to 1Q18 in HCI. This is IDC’s branded ranking within the hyper-converged systems market. As for IDC’s rank software-based rank, systems running VMware hyper-converged software represented $750.7 million in total first quarter vendor revenue amounting to 41.1% of the total market.
The alliance between Dell Technologies and VMware ensures the best integration of PowerEdge Servers, EMC HCI, and VMware stack to build a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), transform operations and deliver IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) as well as Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
The first and only appliance with full VMware integration for software defined data centers (SDDC) is Dell EMC VxRail Appliance. It is based on the Dell EMC PowerEdge server platform and powered by VMware full stack including VMware vSAN and VMware Cloud Foundation. Besides being a VMware Validated Design (VVD) for SDDC, VxRail is #1 and the fastest-growing appliance in HCI system sales. It offers automation of more than 200 manual tasks during installment adding up to 56% faster IT service delivery, near 5x five-year ROI, and improves the efficiency of IT teams by up to 60% given its single end-to-end lifecycle support.
In addition to VxRail, Dell Technologies offer VxFlex, XC Family, HCI Ready Nodes, and Partner Aligned Solutions as turnkey integrated systems for the hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) that can accelerate digital transformation through extended automation and full lifecycle simplification with single end-to-end lifecycle support.
The VxFlex is ideal for traditional two-layer configurations, also known as storage-only deployment, since compute resources exist on one set of nodes and storage resources exist on another set of nodes. Thus, the VxFlex OS empowers adding and removing storage and compute resources on-the-fly. It also supports HCI one-layer (fully converged), or a mix of both configurations. The VxFlex OS distributed architecture leads to high performance with a low footprint as it distributes I/O across numerous paths between servers with minimal CPU and memory consumption enabling great value.
DELL EMC XC Family of hyper-converged systems combine XC Series appliances, XC Core nodes, integrated Nutanix software, and Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with Intel Xeon processors in 1U, 2U and 3U systems that can be configured to-order for specific use cases to reduce management complexity and total cost of ownership in addition to lowering OPEX being one of the most versatile and scalable HCI platforms.
Dell Technologies also offer partner aligned HCI solutions for Microsoft Azure Cloud, Microsoft Azure stack, and Kubernetes infrastructure to help businesses modernize application infrastructure and take advantage of hybrid cloud services as well as deploy and manage cloud-native applications anywhere.
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