How Dell does IT: vPOD
Date : 01/05/2012
Based on the POC, we expect to consolidate almost 80 racks of resources into just 8. As a result, we project we will save approximately 85 percent of power and cooling costs per month with the vPOD architecture.
Michael Gierhart, Global Solutions Architect, Global Information Consulting Services, Dell, United States
ChallengeImprove the customer experience and increase profitability of Dell online operations by consolidating resources, enhancing flexibility, simplifying management and reducing costs.
SolutionDell Global Infrastructure Consulting Services (GICS) helped design the virtual platform optimized design (vPOD) architecture using Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers, Dell EqualLogic™ storage, Dell PowerConnect™ switches and VMware® virtualization software.
Benefits• Created a workload-optimized solution that can improve performance and efficiency while simplifying management
• Reduced the eDell footprint by more than 90 percent
• Decreased power and cooling costs by approximately 85 percent, saving an estimated US$150,000 per month
• Enhanced performance while accommodating more traffic