VMware’s sister company, Dell EMC has also made a bunch of product announcements at VMworld event this week. Dell has announced that VxRail is now going to be integrated with VMware software for network awareness, configuration during set up, cluster expansion, and management. Dell EMC’s VxRail is an HCI appliance, which is jointly engineered with VMware uses vSAN storage. Additionally, customers can buy a two-node VxRail cluster instead of three.
Dell EMC has also updated its converged infrastructure (CI) system, VxBlock with compute, storage, networking, and VMware vSphere virtualization. The new software will enable converged awareness, automation, analytics, and a single user interface for accessing VxBlock System information in real time. It features an integrated launch point to VMware vRealize Orchestrator for automating daily operational tasks and a launch point to provide detailed analytics and VxBlock storage capacity management.
Lastly, the company updated has extended its open networking portfolio with 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)-enabled open networking switches to support network traffic and performance demands of virtualization, cloud computing, big data, and IoT. These switches also help in forming high-performance 100GbE data center fabrics for traffic between racks, a network underlay for VMware NSX network virtualization and software-defined storage implementations.