Dell vStart

Dell vStart

Dell vStart - Platforms for today's applications and private cloud

Dell Active Infrastructure is a family of converged infrastructure systems that combine servers, storage, networking and infrastructure management into an integrated and optimized system that provides general purpose virtualized resource pools. Active Infrastructure helps IT rapidly respond to dynamic business demands, maximize data center efficiency, and strengthen IT service quality.

The Active Infrastructure family includes fully pre-integrated systems that are pre-engineered, pre-assembled, and pre-tested to accelerate time-to-value of new virtual infrastructure, drive efficiency and lower risk, and deliver future-proof flexibility and scalability.

Dell vStart 50

Dell vStart 50 is a pre-integrated system for simple, self-contained deployments. It is an ideal platform for remote locations or small businesses as well as small IT projects requiring data center-like infrastructure. It provides three key benefits:

Easy to administer and maintain

  • Automated and simplified management from a single console using included integrated management software from Dell
  • Capacity is easily added in a modular manner

Embedded enterprise expertise

  • Designed and built with enterprise-class best practices and dependability
  • Single vendor support ensures single point of accountability

Value focused

  • Provides a data center class architecture and components at an affordable price

Learn more about vStart 50 at: Dell vStart 50

Dell vStart 100 and 200

vStart 100 and 200 are pre-integrated systems for scalable rack server-based infrastructure. They are ideal platforms for supporting small to medium private clouds and applications such as SQL and collaboration, as well as disaster recovery for remote or branch offices.

Moderate compute scalability

  • Grow server capacity can be in a simple, discrete manner
  • Scale horizontally or vertically (adding servers or storage arrays)

Built-in resiliency

  • Pre-engineered to ensure high availability of applications and IT services
  • Leverage enterprise-class best practices and dependability
  • Includes single vendor support ensuring single point of accountability

Integrated management

  • Efficiently manage the physical infrastructure from your familiar virtual machine management console in a scalable manner
  • Have two paths to private clouds – Dell VIS Creator cloud automation software and Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Reference Architecture

Learn more about vStart 100 and 200 at: Dell vStart 100 and Dell vStart 200

Dell vStart 1000

Dell vStart 1000 is a pre-integrated system for highly-scalable blade server infrastructure. It is Ideal for large-scale private clouds and mission-critical applications requiring advanced business continuity capabilities and specialized IT skills.

Mission-critical ready

  • vStart 1000 provides advanced business continuity capabilities required of your most critical applications, backed by five 9s of storage availability
  • Pre-engineered solution delivers scalability, resiliency and performance
  • Consulting is available to assess workloads and performance issues, as well as to design and enable disaster recovery, back-up and security strategies

Enterprise-class storage

  • Continuously optimized performance and data placement
  • Security and performance of a dedicated fibre channel network
  • Fibre Channel-accessible Compellent storage

Extremely scalable

  • Compute capacity can grow to more than 500 cores, and storage capacity can reach hundreds of petabytes
  • Organizations can increase capacity modularly by adding servers, storage arrays, or more vStart racks

Learn more about vStart 1000 at: Dell vStart 1000

Solution Capacity

The tables below provide detailed hardware capacity information for the various vStart configurations.

Table 1: vStart configurations

vStart Resource Data Cores Memory(GB) Storage(TB) Watts
vStart 50 32 128 7.2 2789
vStart 50+ 32 128 14.4 3489
vStart 100 48 288 14.4 3603
vStart 100+ 48 288 28.8 3603
vStart 200 96 576 28.8 6421
vStart 200+ 96 576 43.2 6421
vStart 1000-8 128 1024 31.8 6501
vStart 1000-16 256 2048 57.6 9553
vStart 1000-24 384 3072 89.4 13796
vStart 1000-32 512 4096 115.2 16848

vStart 50 vStart 100 & 200 vStart 1000
vStart 50 vStart 100 & 200 vStart 1000
  • Simple
  • Value focus
  • Optimized for simple app environments: file & print, virtual Infra, DNS, web servers
  • Flexible racks configuration
  • Mainstream storage functionality
  • Optimized for Mid-Range Apps (VDI, Web, Collaboration)
  • Extremely scalable compute and storage
  • Enterprise class fiber Channel storage
  • Optimized for complex Apps (ERP, DB, Oracle)

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Dell vStart Tech Chat 04-03-12 with Dell Engineers David Schmidt and Kevin Guinn and Product Marketing Manager James Meeker

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