Converged Infrastructure Assessment Questions

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What best describes your current data center scenario?

| Did You Know? Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is a software-defined architecture with integrated compute, software-defined storage, virtualization, and (often) networking. Dell EMC VxRail, XC series, and VxRack are examples of HCI.

Converged Infrastructure (CI) is an information technology system that packages multiple components — compute, storage, networking, management software and virtualization — into a single optimized IT solution. Dell EMC VxBlock is an example of CI.

How would you describe the current state of your cloud computing journey?

| Did You Know? Turnkey hybrid cloud platforms from Dell EMC (Enterprise Hybrid Cloud & Native Hybrid Cloud) are built on engineered systems and include all hardware, software, and services. Support and lifecycle assurance for the entire stack is provided by Dell EMC.

How do you typically procure and deploy infrastructure?

| Did You Know? More than 60% of customers plan to adopt hyper-converged infrastructure by 2017 with 75% of deployments planned for core data centers. Source: 451 Research, “Hyperconvergence — a Market Update,” December 2016

Are you currently using or considering any of the following vendors to host and manage your applications and workloads? Select all that apply.

| Did You Know? Dell EMC:
  • Delivers a full range of turnkey converged and hyper-converged solutions — engineered, manufactured, managed, supported and sustained as a single product
  • Is the market leader in converged infrastructure1 and has also achieved #1 in the components that make up converged and hyper-converged infrastructure: #1 in storage2 and #1 in x86 server shipments3
  • Has a unique VMware Partnership to jointly develop solutions like VxRail and VxRack SDDC that are purpose built for vSphere environments and maintains an engineering and development relationship with Nutanix to deliver the leading edge XC series
  • Invests billions of dollars in research and development to improve performance, reliability, manageability, simplicity, and cost effectiveness
1 Source: IDC, “Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker,” June 2017 2 Source: IDC, “Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker,” June 2017 3 Source: IDC, “Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker,” June 2017

What is your primary IT improvement objective?

| Did You Know? By 2019, approximately 30% of the global storage array capacity installed in enterprise data centers will be deployed on software-defined storage or hyper-converged integrated system architectures based on x86 hardware systems, up from less than 5% in Q4 2016. Source: Gartner Group, “Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems,” October 2016

What is the primary outcome that your business needs?

| Did You Know? An independent survey of 4,000 executives conducted by Vanson Bourne revealed that more than half (52%) of business leaders have experienced significant disruption in their industries over the past three years as a result of digital technologies and the Internet of Everything, and 48% of global businesses don’t know what their industry will look like in three years’ time. Dell EMC offers a flexible suite of platforms to help power your digital transformation, no matter what shape it takes. Source: Vanson Bourne & Dell Technologies, “Embracing a Digital Future — Transforming to Lead Ahead,” 2016

Which of the following are your operational priorities? Select all that apply.

| Did You Know? ProMedica, a non-profit health system located in the Midwest United States, experienced the following benefits after investing in Dell EMC converged solutions based on all-flash storage with integrated data protection:
  • Unplanned downtime has been eliminated
  • 12 data centers have been reduced to 4 — saving time and money
  • VMs can be provisioned in minutes
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To realize true IT Transformation, organizations must modernize their infrastructure, automate IT services and transform IT operations. Dell EMC leads the industry offering an unmatched portfolio of converged infrastructure and hyper-converged infrastructure systems, trusted by thousands of businesses around the globe to power their IT initiatives.

Dell EMC converged and hyper-converged infrastructure is built on pillars of the modern data center: flash, cloud-enabled, scale-out, and software-defined technologies and is capable of delivering across all workloads for maximum performance and time to value. By leveraging these simplified and turnkey platforms, your organization will benefit from predictable outcomes that deliver:

  • Dramatically improved time to value of new IT services
  • Optimized data center operations to drive new models of efficiency
  • Increased speed of business and enablement of innovation through technology

Whether you’re a technology subject matter expert or an IT leader, you know that operating as a strategic partner to the business, communicating the value of IT, and delivering IT-as-a-Service are paramount to your success. Dell EMC converged and hyper-converged infrastructure can help you lower costs, improve IT efficiency and break down silos throughout your organization.

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Ultimately, your organization’s infrastructure should enable the business to do more, be more competitive, and be more successful. Unlock your full results to find out how you stack up.

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