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Dell EMC has announced new enhancements to its portfolio and integrations with VMware to enable users to further automate their data center and multi-cloud environments. Companies need to be able to simplify their operations and accelerate innovation and general IT transformation.

The improvements can be found in Dell EMC VxRail, among others. SmartFabric Services, for example, should make it possible to quickly deploy and automate data centre networking fabrics, while they are fully interoperable with existing data centre infrastructures.

There will also be more automation for the entire VMware cloud stack, together with networking, making hybrid cloud environments faster to deploy and manage with VxRail Clusters. This can also be extended to public cloud providers such as VMware Cloud on AWS and multi-cloud container services such as Pivotal.

Users get transparent system management with all VxRail tasks, which are managed directly via the VMware vCenter console. This makes it easier to move around and VxRail is managed from the primary management platform for VMware environments. Users can also start a two-node VxRail cluster instead of the previously required three. Scaling up is also possible when necessary.

Finally, there will be more integration with next-generation VMware Cloud technology with VxRail on the latest version of vSAN, support for VMware Validated Design for SDDC 4.3 and plans for Project Dimension integration.

VxBlock Centrail

Dell EMC introduced its new Dell EMC VxBlock Central software, providing new converged awareness, automation and analytics to simplify daily CI administration. The software includes a single unified user interface to access VxBlock System information in real-time. There is also an integrated launch point to VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO), for automating daily operational tasks.

The integration between VxBlock Central and VMware vRealize Suite provides a powerful foundation for IaaS, as well as a simplified path to deploying private and multi-cloud operations models on VxBlock Systems.


The company also announced a new lineup of Dell EMC 25GbE enabled S5200-ON top-of-rack open networking switches. This should allow users to benefit from the 25GbE connectivity needed to work with in-rack and storage network traffic from the new technologies.

In addition, the new line-up helps to create high-performance 100GbE data centre facilities for traffic between racks. It provides a robust underlying network for VMware NSX network virtualization and software-defined storage deployments.

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