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VCE Expands VxRack System to Address VMware's SDDC


September 17, 2015

As data centers around the world continue to grow in size and scope, operators are looking for integrated systems to drive efficiency and introduce new services to market much faster. According to an IDC forecast, the integrated systems market is slated to grow to $17.9 billion in 2018 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.6 percent. The expected growth is almost 10 times more than the combined networking, server and external storage system market, again according to IDC. With 25.4 percent revenue share in the integrated infrastructure category, VCE is the market leader, and the company just announced systems for hyper-converged software defined data centers (SDDC).

The company is expanding its VxRack system to give IT administrators the tools they need to quickly and cost-effectively address the current growth in the cloud environment by building and operating in this ecosystem tapping into the benefits of VMware's SDDC offerings.

The VxRack System is being described by VCE as a “turnkey hyper-converged system based on VMWare EVO SDDC.” And because it comes factory-integrated with VMware's software and VCE's pre-engineered factory built hardware and management software, IT is able to deliver relevant tools with strong automation and management.

By addressing the many different requirements and customer relevant products/services, VxRack offers IT administrators choices to map systems to specific app environments. Without this type of flexibility, today’s operators will not be able to remain relevant in an ecosystem that is rapidly evolving.

“As IT budgets remain flat while the pace businesses are moving increases, IT organizations are turning to VCE converged infrastructure to transform their data Relevant Products/Services centers to support growth,” said Todd Pavone, VCE's executive vice president of product strategy and development.

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The VxRack System can be extended to scale out without creating infrastructure and operation silos for faster delivery of use cases for enterprise and service providers. The capability of massive scale-out deployment is essential in today’s high-growth environment in which resources must be accessible immediately with grid availability, resiliency and security.

While scalability is crucial, IT agility is just as important to introduce new applications or manage workloads as they fluctuate by being able to secure computing and storage needs asymmetrically to exactly match the needs of the organization when it is required. The VCE VxRack System based on VMware EVO SDDC makes it possible for enterprises and service providers to build an IaaS platform and VDI solutions that can be scaled and easily implemented using software-defined storage and industry standard server hardware.

The growth of cloud in IT is undeniable, and VCE is going after organizations that are looking to increase cloud agility and efficiency while at the same time ensuring greater ROI along with robust security protocols. The VxRack VMware EVO SDDC removes complexity to enable efficiency and faster realization of SDDC benefits while providing a flexible scale-out platform.

The VxRack System based on VMware EVO SDDC will be available in Q4 2015.




Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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