PowerEdge VRTX, an Alternate Reality for Your Office

For sci-fi fans, the idea of exploring alternate realities is exciting. Who doesn’t want to enter a TARDIS® to travel outside of normal space-time and defined physics? At Dell EMC, our goal to create more scalable, secure and automated IT offices and data centers isn’t a work of fiction.

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If your current reality includes hardware sprawl and complex management, it may be time for you to travel to the future to see how you can transform your IT environment with the Dell EMC PowerEdge VRTX platform. The PowerEdge VRTX combines compute, storage and networking into a single, modular platform, right-sized and optimized for office environments.

You no longer have to worry about an excess of power cords and overflowing hardware. In this reality, the VRTX sits quietly under your desk, making it ideal for remote and branch offices (ROBO) and small and home offices (SOHO). While no dedicated server room is necessary, you can also choose to rack the space-saving VRTX in your data center.

Many schools and higher education institutions use the PowerEdge VRTX platform to support education applications and can quickly launch virtual desktops and servers as required. The VRTX is also ideal for a wide variety of workloads including applications that make your business run, online transaction processing, collaboration and web serving. The VRTX can also be combined with optional software to create a shared virtual storage pool. It even enables brewers to source, make and deliver really great, consistent-quality beer!

man adding components to Dell PowerEdge VRTX With its scalable business architecture, the PowerEdge VRTX lets you plan for your future without the need for time travel. You can continually adjust your capacity and performance with future-proof compute, storage and networking options. Mix and match the two-socket PowerEdge M640 and four-socket PowerEdge M830 server nodes based on your changing workload requirements.

Step into the future with the next-generation features of the PowerEdge M640 including high performance options with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, NVMe drives and improved memory speed. You can easily add 12 x 3.5” or 25 x 2.5” drives within the compact VRTX chassis or connect to MD1200 or MD1220 JBODs externally. Pass-through and 1/10GbE networking options as well as 8 PCIe slots offer further flexibility.

If you are storing data and running applications in the cloud, VRTX platform may be an ideal alternative that keeps your data safely stored on premise. Wherever your space travel takes you, next-generation PowerEdge servers help you safeguard data with a cyber-resilient architecture. PowerEdge embedded security can ensure that only valid, signed updates will be applied to your server, preventing unauthorized changes. Should you decide to retire or repurpose your drives, data can be securely erased in minutes.

The VRTX is so simple to manage it doesn’t require a dedicated IT staff. The OpenManage portfolio delivers peak efficiency for your VRTX modular infrastructure through intelligent, automated deployment of routine tasks. Combined with the unique agent-free management capabilities of iDRAC, your servers can be administered easily and effectively. EMC Chassis Management Controller (CMC), embedded in PowerEdge VRTX, enables collective or individual management of your servers.

Contact your Dell representative to learn more about redefining your current IT office reality with the simplicity of the PowerEdge VRTX platform. We are always keen to hear about your future plans from tackling “Cybermen” to exploring new terrains, so please join us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About the Author: Nicole Werts Williams

Nicole Werts Williams is a Sr. Advisor supporting Server Solution Marketing at Dell, Inc with a focus on tower servers, modular infrastructure and storage components. Nicole has also served in the Storage Marketing Group at Dell covering the PS and SC Series lines. With over 15 years of experience in IT marketing spanning hardware software and services, Nicole has also held positions at IBM. She holds a MBA and a BA in English.