Partnering with Dell EMC OEM, Honeywell has built the next-generation of its leading virtualized process control solution Experion on a converged Dell EMC platform. To enable software-defined storage for Experion, Honeywell chose VMware VSAN with the Dell EMC PowerEdge FX modular architecture as the underpinning hardware. The infrastructure delivers a scalable single pool of storage while offering high-performance computing power for the virtualization hypervisor through its Dell EMC PowerEdge FC630 compute nodes running Intel Xeon processing technology. To simplify management, the architecture also includes Dell EMC Networking built in, which avoids the need for top-of-rack switching.