VxRailEMC and VMware have announced the new VCE VxRail Appliance family, the only integrated and jointly engineered hyper-converged infrastructure appliances (HCIA) for VMware environments.

The move will deliver a jointly engineered, simple and proven turnkey VCE Appliance Family for small and midsize data centres and for enterprise departmental and edge environments.

It brings together the best of EMC and VMware in a single product family with one point of support. It combines EMC rich data services and leading systems management capabilities with VMware’s leading hyper-converged software that includes VMware vSphere, vCenter Server and VMware Virtual SAN, the software defined storage natively integrated with vSphere.

The family of appliances starts small and scales to match a variety of workloads with a range of configurations including all-flash options with 2x more flash than any other hyper-converged infrastructure appliance. It seamlessly integrates with existing VMware ecosystem management solutions for streamlined deployment and management in VMware environments.

It also includes an integrated VCE VxRail Manager for deep element management and monitoring along with a full suite of best-of-breed data services from EMC and VMWare, including deduplication, compression, replication and backup. Organisations also benefit from EMC cloud tiering to public clouds, such as Virtustream, VMware vCloud Air, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

The VCE VxRail Appliance family expands one of the industry’s most comprehensive and complete converged and hyper-converged portfolio, including VCE’s Vblock, VXBlock and VxRack Systems, that uniquely cover every customer, every workload and every scale point with the ability to manage any combination of infrastructure centrally.

Chad Sakac, President, VCE, the Converged Platforms Division of EMC, said: “The new VCE VxRail Appliance family puts IT organisations on a path to eliminating complexity and collapsing cost structures with hyper-converged infrastructure while leveraging their existing VMWare investments. The VxRail Appliance completes our broad portfolio of Vblock, VxBlock and VxRack Systems to provide customers with a converged infrastructure that meets nearly every workload from the edge to the core regardless of size.”

Yanbing Li, senior vice president and general manager, Storage and Availability Business Unit, VMware, added: “With the new VCE VxRail Appliances, powered by VMware hyper-converged software, IT organisations are empowered with a solution that is easy to use and can help them drive innovation as rapid as the business demands. Together, EMC and VMware have worked closely to enable our mutual customers to realize the value of a tightly integrated, hyper-converged solution.”

To find out more about VxRail Appliances, please contact your SCC account manager, call 0121 281 8618 or e-mail moreinfo@scc.com.

Read the full EMC press release here.