Dell EMC VxBlock 1000 Converged Infrastructure

Foundation for Mission-Critical Cloud

Simplify IT with a turnkey system for workload consolidation.

VxBlock is the proven leader in converged infrastructure, providing enterprises worldwide the amazing simplicity of a turnkey engineered system experience that allows them to focus on innovating rather than spending time on maintenance.

VxBlock Box

The VxBlock System 1000 combines industry-leading technologies - including powerful Dell EMC storage and data protection options, Cisco UCS blade and rack servers, Cisco LAN and SAN networking, and VMware virtualization - into one fully integrated system. It’s the converged infrastructure foundation for the Dell Technologies Cloud, leveraging its deep VMware integration to simplify automation of everything from daily infrastructure provisioning tasks to delivery of IaaS and SaaS.

Why is that important? VxBlock 1000 takes the complexities out of component integration. It simplifies upgrades and daily operations, comes with converged management and a simplified path to a cloud operating model. All with single-call support.

VxBlock business outcomes really shine with high-value applications like SAP, Oracle, Microsoft SQL and Epic where “good enough” will not get the job done. With VxBlock, you can rely on the rich data services, high availability and data efficiency absolutely required to keep your mission-critical business up, running and protected at any scale. Delivering real business results

Enterprises using Dell EMC VxBlock Systems report significantly better business outcomes, including more efficient IT operations, dramatically less unplanned downtime, and much faster upgrades and patches than with a DIY approach.

VxBlock 1000 Overview

VxBlock 1000 redefines the converged infrastructure market, enabling you to free up resources, focus on innovation and accelerate IT transformation. Traditional converged infrastructure systems often require you to choose different systems for different applications’ performance, capacity and data services needs. VxBlock 1000 breaks those boundaries by offering the industry’s first converged system designed for all workloads in the modern data center with:

  • Unprecedented choice to mix, share and adapt pools of market-leading storage, data protection and compute resources for all workloads to maximize performance and utilization.
  • Converged management and automation that simplifies daily operations thanks to Dell EMC VxBlock Central software and its enriched integration with VMware vRealize Operations (vROPS) and vRealize Orchestrator (vRO), providing a simplified path to a cloud operating model.
  • Simplified life cycle management with a turnkey infrastructure that is created, managed, supported and sustained as one – including ongoing certified code upgrades.
  • A future ready design to ensure that your system is able to support next-generation technologies to address extreme performance, scalability and ongoing simplicity requirements.

VxBlock 1000: For Mission-Critical Cloud With Confidence

In 2009, Dell EMC created the converged infrastructure (CI) market when they introduced the first Vblock System. Dell EMC continues to innovate in the CI market with the next-generation VxBlock System, the VxBlock 1000. The VxBlock 1000 is not a reference architecture and it’s not a bill-of-materials (BOM); it’s a fully integrated system that brings together leading technologies, including:

  • Dell EMC Unity, Unity XT, XtremIO, PowerMax and Isilon storage options that you can mix and match
  • Dell EMC Avamar, Data Domain, NetWorker, RecoverPoint and VPLEX protection options
  • Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series server options
  • Cisco Nexus LAN and MDS SAN switches
  • VMware (including vRealize, vSphere, NSX and vCenter)

Using the Logical Configuration Survey (LCS) to customize integration and deployment options, all system elements are pre-integrated, pre-configured, and then tested and validated before shipping. Turnkey integration allows you to operate and manage your system as a single engineered product, rather than as individual, siloed components. Ongoing, component-level testing and qualification result in a drastically simplified update process.

Converged Management and Automation

VxBlock Central software provides a single unified interface and access point for converged infrastructure operations. It dramatically simplifies daily administration by providing enhanced system-level awareness, automation and analytics. VxBlock Central includes Dell EMC launch points to VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) with workflows for automating daily operational tasks and to vRealize Operations (vROPs) for deep VxBlock analytics and simplified capacity management.

Integrated Data Protection

Dell EMC Data Protection for Converged Infrastructure simplifies backup, recovery and failover of your VxBlock 1000. Dell EMC offers the most advanced data deduplication, replication and data protection technologies for achieving your Recover Point Objective (RPO) and Recover Time Objective (RTO) requirements.

Dell Converged Integrated Data Protection

Simplified Life Cycle Management

Ongoing life cycle management, including interoperability test, security / patch management and component updates, is one of the cornerstones of VxBlock. This is accomplished through our unique Release Certification Matrix (RCM), where we validate interoperability to ensure your system’s health is optimized. We’ve invested thousands of hours in testing, validation and certification so you don’t have to. You get the peace of mind of knowing that Dell EMC delivers full life cycle assurance with every VxBlock 1000.

Support and Services

Dell EMC delivers fully integrated, 24/7 support with a single call support. There’s never any finger-pointing between vendors, and you can always rely on our fully cross-trained team for a fast resolution to any problem. Dell EMC’s portfolio of services (including deployment services, migration services and residency services) accelerates speed of deployment and integration into your IT environment and minimizes downtime by ensuring your software and hardware remains up to date throughout the product life cycle.