Converged Infrastructure

Tailor IT to meet application demands with integrated systems.

Integrated systems converge servers, storage, networking and management into solutions designed to reduce costs, automate operations and better tailor infrastructure to workloads and applications. Not all solutions are the same. Get an in-depth look at converged infrastructure solutions in this Ovum white paper.

Dell offers the most workload-optimized portfolio of integrated systems, designed to scale traditional and modern applications with common, standards-based architecture and management. From reference architectures to appliances to data center infrastructure — harness the power of new integrated systems from Dell.
PowerEdge FX. A workload-defined infrastructure, converged.

Engineered for both modern and legacy workloads,
Dell PowerEdge FX architecture lets you precisely tailor, quickly deploy and easily manage your infrastructure.

With compute, storage and I/O modules in just 2U of rack space and 50% more available server-side storage*, you can build a software-defined converged infrastructure that scales quickly and easily.

Solve for virtually any workload with PowerEdge FX. Utilizing the most processing power per rack in the industry, you can provide highly-available web services or dedicated hosting, run private clouds or highly-virtualized environments.
PowerEdge VRTX. Data center performance at your desk side.
The first integrated solution designed specifically for remote and small offices, PowerEdge VRTX uses 75% less floor space* than legacy solutions
and integrates servers, storage, networking and management into a single, compact chassis.

Deploy VRTX in up to four server nodes with high-capacity, low-latency shared storage and get a geographic view of multiple locations through the unified,
full-featured management console.

PowerEdge VRTX

With a 26% lower TCO* compared to tower servers and external storage, and up to 65% better performance*, PowerEdge VRTX delivers critical applications better, right where they are needed.

Read why PowerEdge VRTX was named 2014 Technology of the Year by InfoWorld.
Dell M1000e blade enclosure. Outstanding efficiency and performance.

PowerEdge M1000e

The PowerEdge M1000e is a breakthrough in enterprise server architecture that reduces the cost and complexity of blade deployment and management in enterprise data centers.

Incorporating the latest advances in Power,cooling, I/O, and management technologies into a highly available dense package, the M1000e supports full- and half-height blade and achieves 60% greater density than 1U rack servers.

The M1000e offers excellent price/performance, making it a great virtualization platform. Designed to be flexible and scalable, it supports future generations of blade technologies while delivering outstanding efficiency and value.

Read the Dell Technical Guide Book on the scalable M1000e blade enclosure.

Dell Engineered Solutions & Appliances. Applications in minutes, not months.
Dell Engineered Solutions offer a faster and easier way to get applications up and running while accelerating performance and simplifying management.

For example, with the Dell XC series of Web-scale converged appliances, powered by Nutanix software, a software-defined datacenter can be built in less
than 15 minutes.

Dell Engineered Solutions & Appliances. Applications in minutes, not months.

We worked closely with our application partners to optimize, certify and support an open and interoperable ecosystem of solutions ensuring you have a flexible infrastructure. With pre-integrated industry-leading databases, applications, hypervisors and operating systems, Dell Engineered Solutions give you one reliable source for support and services worldwide.

Learn more about our portfolio of workload solutions.
Active System Manager. Deliver high demand IT services faster, easier.

Active System Manager

Active System Manager (ASM) is a comprehensive infrastructure and workload automation solution that unifies, simplifies and speeds the management of both existing and future IT resources.

Manage Dell and non-Dell resources in heterogeneous IT environments with end-to-end automation that instantly discovers and configures entire application environments for virtualization, private cloud and more.

Easily manage workloads, service levels and policies with point-and click-wizards instead of individual data center components, consoles and tasks.

Read our latest Active Systems Manager customer case study.

*Based on October 2014 Dell analysis comparing the aggregate SPECint processing capability of Dell’s FX2 with Dell’s M1000e with Intel E5-2600v3 processors supported in a standard EIA server rack.

** Based on October 2014 Dell internal analysis of Dell’s FX2 and HP’s SL2500 comparing the maximum capacity of 1.8” and 2.5” form factor server-side storage supported by each platform.

***Based on October 2014 Dell analysis of Dell’s FX2 and Cisco’s C-Series rack servers comparing the number of networking cables required per server.

****Ultrabook, Celeron, Celeron Inside, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel vPro, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, Xeon Phi, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.