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Dell EMC and Cisco have strengthened their VxBlock partnership with new converged infrastructure integrations. This mainly concerns VxBlock 1000, a turnkey converged solution, and server, networking, storage and data protection.

The announcements include integrated Cisco compute (UCS) and storage 32G options, writes ZDNet. NVMe is expanded via VxBlock. These computer and storage options will be available later in June.

In addition, Dell EMC is extending its data protection for VxBlock to hybrid and multi-client deployments, including AWS. This makes it possible, for example, to protect VMware workloads with Data Domain Virtual Edition and cloud disaster recovery. These options will be available in July.

Finally, there is VxBlock Central 2.0, which includes modular licenses, improved analytics and upgrade options. VxBlock Central software aims to simplify converged infrastructure administration through automation. VxBlock Central 2.0 will be available in July.


Dell EMC and Cisco announced in April this year that they would officially renew their partnership. Together, the two companies offer market-specific solutions, particularly for (hyper)converged hardware. Dell EMC provides the hardware in the form of storage, Cisco provides the network. Dell also takes care of a piece of software via VMware.

The collaboration between the two companies has been renewed for several years. The main motivation behind the cooperation is the many advantages it offers for customers. However, the two companies have been working together for some time. EMC, Cisco and VMware were already partners before Dell acquired EMC. Don’t change a winning team’ probably also played a role in extending the cooperation.

So nothing has changed for customers with the renewed cooperation: the two companies will continue to release hardware together. Today’s latest announcements are proof of that.

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