Because Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO) environments by nature present a mix of special opportunities and unique challenges, they merit specialized IT solutions. Among the challenges, IT teams often need to support IT solutions in offices that fall short on standard data center facilities. They may need to compromise on space normally required for equipment racks; on electrical power densities typically considered adequate to deploy specified IT equipment; and on cooling systems sufficient to maintain warranted temperature ranges. In addition, distance and relative isolation from headquarters can foil the cost-benefit of dedicating IT specialists to ROBO sites, leaving the job of day-to-day administration either to resident generalists or roving specialists. The Dell PowerEdge VRTX was designed with the express goal to deliver on the specialized needs of ROBO environments by converging servers, storage, networking and management into a single, office-optimized chassis the size of a traditional, desk-side tower server. Deployed as part of a ROBO IT solution, the PowerEdge VRTX can help IT teams and remote employees alike attain new levels of productivity and efficiency.