Data Center Virtualization

Data Center Virtualization

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Data center virtualization — it’s easier than you think

Create an efficient, responsive IT environment by virtualizing your entire data center. When you consolidate your physical server, storage and networking hardware, you also:

  • Improve asset utilization
  • Lower capital and power and cooling costs
  • Reduce management touch points
  • Accelerate IT service delivery
Combine your current investments with Dell’s end-to-end portfolio of VMware®, Microsoft®, Citrix® or Red Hat® solutions. Regardless of where you are in your virtualization process, Dell experts can help you clarify your goals, identify requirements and create a virtualization plan to automate daily operations and unify data center management. Contact a Dell representative to get started.

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Virtualization is not just about servers. Your virtualization journey might start and end with servers, or continue until your entire data center is virtualized. Consider your infrastructure as a whole and rely on Dell to support you throughout every phase of the virtualization process, from planning and design through implementation and deployment. Dell offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that support the most popular platforms, including VMware, Microsoft, Citrix and Red Hat.
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Environments
Dell maintains strategic global alliances with the frontrunners of virtualization technology to support end-to-end solutions for our joint customers. We collaborate with our partners throughout the development and testing lifecycles. And we work to ensure certification and reliability. The result is consistent performance for every operating system that runs on Dell infrastructure. Our solutions integrate the best features and functionality from Dell, Microsoft, VMware, Red Hat and Citrix.

Dell and Microsoft
Dell and VMware
Dell and Red Hat
Dell and Citrix

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Infrastructure


Infrastructure
Dell delivers customer-inspired, future-ready infrastructures that redefine servers, storage and networking. You can rely on next-generation PowerEdge servers to accelerate workloads and relieve the burden on IT. And because Dell data center virtualization strategies are designed to match your workloads, our networking solutions free you from outdated, proprietary approaches. From storage, networking and servers to software and beyond, our flexible modern architectures span a broad technology portfolio.

Server solutions
Storage solutions
Networking solutions

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System management
OpenManage Essentials is a one to many management tool which helps in monitoring servers, storage devices, printers, KVMs, UPSs, PDUs, chassis and network devices, etc. It supports managing and monitoring of the VMware ESXi, VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServers present in the virtualization environment. Using OpenManage Essentials you can perform the following on these servers: discovery and inventory, receive alerts, system update, and deploy OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA).

Dell Open Manage Essentials

Dell Active System Manager (ASM) takes a top-down service-centric approach that radically simplifies the deployment, provisioning, and management of IT services, and enables any IT administrator to provision new infrastructure and workloads in just minutes. ASM’s automation spans across both physical and virtual infrastructure and encompasses everything from servers, switches, and storage, to hypervisors and clusters, to virtual machines, operating systems, and applications – all from a profoundly intuitive user interface that simplifies what are otherwise highly complex and time-consuming tasks.

Dell Active System Manager

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Clients
Protect vital content, support a vast array of clients and efficiently manage desktops for your mobile workforce. For secure, easy-to-manage, scalable desktop virtualization, rely on Dell cloud client-computing. Only Dell offers an end-to-end virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution designed to transform your data center. We can help you simplify VDI, enable BYOD and securely deliver any Windows app to any user on any device.

Desktop virtualization and cloud client-computing

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Reference architectures
The Dell Blueprint for Virtualization can help remove complexity and deliver results with pretested virtualization solutions scaled to your organization. Virtualization is a proven strategy for driving efficiency and performance from the desktop to the data center to the cloud. Still, many customers struggle to stay optimized. Dell can help with reference architectures that help you deliver real results faster.

Dell Blueprints — Reference architectures and engineered solutions
Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 PowerEdge FX2 Reference Architecture (Blueprint for Virtualization)
Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 PowerEdge VRTX Reference Architecture (Blueprint for Virtualization)
VMware vSphere 5.5 PowerEdge FX2 Reference Architecture (Blueprint for Virtualization)

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Take advantage of Dell services that can help you reduce costs and drive value in a modern IT environment. Keep mission-critical environments up to date and running so you can focus on your core business. Whether your primary concern is managing UNIX, Linux, cloud or disparate infrastructure, Dell experts can help you plan your virtualization journey. We take a holistic and collaborative approach by analyzing your business objectives, assessing the impact on people and processes and leveraging the technology and products to meet your requirements.

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Data Sheet: Dell Managed UNIX and Linux Services

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