Dell and VMware - Technology Alliance Partners

The Dell and VMware partnership has resulted in innovation that has transformed IT for the better part of two decades. We deliver solutions that solve customer challenges through tightly aligned strategies, joint engineering and exceptional customer experience. Together, our solutions deliver better outcomes for our customers. As a testament to our joint strategy Dell was awarded the 2015 strategic partner of the year award for the second consecutive year.

As demands on IT increase, VMware and Dell are working together to make designing, buying, building, and maintaining your data center simpler than ever, with a scalable, end-to-end approach that delivers rapid time-to-value, superior ease of use and unrivaled flexibility to adapt. Dell can strike a balance between initial costs and ongoing costs due to a standards-based approach, open architectures and modular systems that enable enterprises to flexibly scale.

OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter

Dell EMC NFV Ready Bundle for VMware

The Dell EMC NFV Ready Bundle for VMware is a turnkey solution optimized to simplify and accelerate production deployments. With this solution, Dell EMC has built a fully integrated and validated solution that enables service providers to immediately launch their own services on top of this NFV platform, minimizing, if not eliminating, the need to apply engineering resources to develop their own infrastructure.


Efficient Data Center


Most organizations today are attempting to leverage IT for innovation and differentiation without increasing staff or overall spend. This means that data centers must become more efficient. VMware and Dell are working together to make designing, buying, building and maintaining your data center simpler, while increasing utilization. This frees up valuable resources, allowing you to focus on innovation and differentiation.

Server management 
Datacenter infrastructure provisioning 

Network Virtualization

With the rise of data center virtualization, cloud, and big data – the network is experiencing unprecedented demands for security, agility, and flexibility. Traditional methods of networking are not designed for the requirements new applications are making on the data center. Today, software defined networking through VMware NSX and Dell Open Networking, disaggregating the networking hardware from the software, are able to provide the optimal solution for organizations to modernize their network. This is achieved through the new paradigm of network virtualization through VMware NSX coupled with the innovation and flexibility of Dell Open Networking. Organizations now are enabled to make major advances in data center security, visibility, automation, economics, and ease of management. Dell offers services to design, build, and support this new paradigm in networking utilizing VMware NSX.


Understanding network virtualization


Deploying and managing the virtualized network


Open Networking

Software Defined Storage

VMware Virtual SAN is radically simple, hypervisor-converged storage designed and optimized for vSphere virtual infrastructure. Dell and VMware deliver a complete range of solutions for Virtual SAN including compatible hardware, VirtualSAN Ready Nodes can be pre-installed for rapid deployment, and feature one source for support providing a simplified ownership experience.

Virtual SAN

Virtual SAN appliances

Traditional SAN - Virtualization-aware storage

Dell storage solutions deliver simple, affordable and expandable storage. This line of sophisticated storage for virtual infrastructures delivers improved performance, scalability and SLA adherence via VAAI, VASA, VMware-aware tools, and vVols integrations. Dell storage integrations with VMware vRealize with Operations Management deliver simple, streamlined solutions. Dell storage also works seamlessly with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to provide affordable enterprise disaster protection and recovery by simplifying and automating workflows. Advanced storage virtualization and auto replication help to reduce storage capacity and administration requirements while delivering optimized failover across wide area networks.


SC Series SAN

PS Series SAN


True end-to-end client virtualization solutions

Dell is uniquely positioned to provide complete desktop and application virtualization from concept to deployment and management, infrastructure to endpoints. IT resources no longer have to spend most of their time reacting to crisis and are able to proactively work towards streamlining workflows. By maintaining all data within the datacenter and installing the most secure endpoints, critical data is secure. The VMware focused Wyse endpoints bring further simplification and manageability. These solutions are purpose built to increase and improve client virtualization adoption.

Horizon solutions

Virtual workspace end-to-end reference architecture (RA) tested and validated that include best practices, scalability, densities and optimal configurations for client virtualization. Configurations include the Dell PowerEdge R730, R730XD and R630 platforms, Dell Networking and standard, hybrid and all flash storage configurations. Enhanced virtualized graphics are available to improve successful adoption of desktop and application virtualization. Users are now able to access data anywhere, anytime and on any device securely.

Virtual SAN with Horizon

100% VMware powered Software Defined Solutions for client virtualization from Dell

Dell Solutions for VMware Virtual SAN™ with Horizon® solutions deliver simplified software-defined-storage (SDS) solutions for virtual desktops and applications. These Virtual SAN with Horizon end-to-end 100% VMware stack solutions built on Dell PowerEdge servers and are delivered through Reference Architectures for the “Do It Yourself” customers, Virtual SAN Ready Nodes and Virtual SAN Ready Nodes Factory Installed, all with Horizon or Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode. For Horizon solutions, enhanced virtualized graphics are available.


Specialized client virtualization solutions

Desktop and application virtualization is no longer only focused on mainstream customers. Specialized customers requiring workstation, ISV certified, high performance graphics are now available virtualized. The Wyse Datacenter for Virtual Workstations and Precision Appliance for Wyse are two such solutions focused on designers, architects, oil and gas industries, healthcare and other like industries. These solutions enable staff to be more mobile and flexible without being tied to a desk, while allowing IT resources to maintain control over critical data.

VMware EUC solutions

Dell solutions fully support a wide range of VMware End User Computing technologies including Air Watch, Horizon Air and Workspace One. Together, these solutions create virtual workspace environments with technologies to meet customer needs and requirements.

Client virtualization vertical solutions

Not only do these joint solutions support general enterprise client virtualization, but there are also solutions to address specific vertical industries. Financial, retail, healthcare, education and government industries all have specific security and compliancy requirements to protect themselves and their customers. Dell and VMware joint solutions can meet those needs.

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