Dell EMC XC Family Hyperconverged Appliances

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Bring agility, efficiency and reliability to your data center through a proven converged storage and compute solution.

Dell EMC XC Family Hyperconverged Appliances


Operating System

  • Nutanix™ Acropolis (AOS)


  • Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi

Hard Drive Configuration

  • 2.5”, 3.5” 12Gb SAS/SATA

Solid-state drives (SSD or Flash)

  • 2.5”, 3.5” SAS/SATA or NVMe

Use Case

  • Server virtualization, VDI, enterprise cloud

Expansion Capacity

  • Scale-out

Data Optimization

  • Dedupe, compression, erasure coding


  • 1Gb, 10Gb, 25 Gb Ethernet


  • Rack mount

Chassis Overview

  • 1U, 2U, 3U rack mount

Network and Expansion I/O

  • 2 – 6 PCIe slots

Data Mobility and Migration

  • Nutanix Data Locality

Data Protection, Disaster Recovery, Security

  • Secure Boot
    System Lockdown
    Secure erase


  • 64GB – 6TB per node


  • Single or dual Intel Xeon Platinum, Gold or Silver processors, up to 28 cores per processor (refer to data sheet for specific options)
  • Dell EMC SAS HBA330

Data Protection Features

  • Snapshots, replication

Drive Bays

  • 10 – 24x 2.5”, 12x 3.5”


  • Self-encypting drives

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Maximum ambient temperature for continuous operation: 35°C.

Power Supplies

  • Two hot-swappable AC power supplies with 1 + 1 redundancy, auto-sensing and auto-switching capability.


  • 1 or 2 NVIDIA Tesla M10, or with 1, 2, or 3 Tesla M60 or P40 (XC740xd-24 only)*


  • 8 hot-plug redundant fans

Hard Disk Space

  • 80TB (max) per node


  • Nutanix Prism
  • 40TB per node


  • Intel i350 4x1G-T
    Intel X550 4x10G-T
    Intel X550 2x10G-T & i350 2x1G-T
    Intel X710 2x10G SFP+ & i350 2x1G-T
    Mellanox Connect X4 LX 2x25G SFP28

Services and Support

  • 1 -5-year coterminous ProSupport (4 hr and NBD) or ProSupport Plus comprehensive XC Series support with Nutanix assist


  • Hybrid, all SSDs or SSD plus NVMe


  • 1U Appliance: height: 42.8mm, width: 434.0mm, depth: 704.6mm
    2U Appliance: height: 86.8mm, width: 482mm, depth: 756mm


  • PowerEdge R640, R740xd and R940

Storage: OS Boot

  • Boot Optimized Storage Solution - 2x120GB M.2 RAID 1 Mirror, low profile PCIe


  • Nutanix


  • Scale-out
Dell XC Series - Easy to deploy, support and expand

Easy to deploy, support and expand

Consolidate compute and storage into a single chassis with Dell EMC XC Series hyperconverged appliances, powered by Nutanix software. XC Series appliances install quickly, integrate easily into any data center, and can be deployed for multiple virtualized workloads including desktop virtualization, database and enterprise cloud projects. With XC Series appliances, your enterprise can:

  • Grow incrementally with pay as you grow, scale-out expansion
  • Increase capacity and performance one node at a time
  • Meet future needs without over-provisioning
  • Reduce IT infrastructure costs ─ including maintenance, facilities, power, software licensing, and server, storage and network hardware ─ up to 31%*
Dell-XC Series - Simplifies and streamlines IT

Simplifies and streamlines IT

With XC web-scale appliances in place, IT administrators can manage virtual environments at a VM level using policies based on the needs of each workload instead of managing individual LUNs, volumes or RAID groups. And, with the Nutanix software running on each appliance, HDDs and SSDs can be aggregated across all nodes, with thin provisioning, automatic compression and deduplication to increase effective storage capacity. This modular and balanced architecture enables non-disruptive increases in performance and capacity, allowing environments to adapt quickly and easily to dynamic, ever-changing demands.
Based on proven technology

Based on proven technology

XC converged appliances start with the proven 14th Generation PowerEdge server platform and incorporate many of the advanced software technologies that power leading public cloud infrastructures. The PowerEdge server platform has over 150 HCI optimizations for hyperconverged infrastructure and includes the latest Intel processors, high speed memory, NVMe/SSD all flash configurations, and 10 and 25GbE networking. Backed by Dell EMC global service and support, XC Series 1, 2 and 3U appliances are configured for specific virtualized workloads, and are designed to maintain data availability in case of node and disk failures.

Dell EMC offers complete end-to-end services

Optimizing the IT lifecycle is vital. Dell EMC has expert services* for all lifecycle phases that save you time and resources, reduce effort, and improve your IT experience.
ProSupport Enterprise Suite

ProSupport Enterprise Suite

Gain the freedom to focus on your business transformation with the support expertise and insights Dell EMC is known for across the globe. Choose the right support based on the criticality of specific systems with available automated predictive analysis, collaborative third-party assistance and service account management.


ProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Trust Dell EMC experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations. Our complete suite of deployment services and professional certifications helps you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.


Education Services offers an expansive suite of training services with multiple delivery methods, including instructor-led, self-paced online and virtual instructor-led training. With comprehensive and flexible training programs, we make it easy to ensure your staff has the skills they need to successfully manage and utilize your new technology to its full potential.


Consulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. We employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. We give you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.
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