Dell integrates VxRail with VMware’s Tanzu

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Dell Technologies announced that it’s integrating its Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure appliance with VMware’s Tanzu solution. The move will lead to faster on-premises Kubernetes deployments

The company claims that this means Dell EMC VxRail is the first appliance to offer a fully integrated Tanzu portfolio with reference architecture, cluster and private cloud offerings.

VMware Tanzu is a suite of tools that can be used to build, deploy and manage modern applications that are hosted in software containers– which isolate the individual components of those apps — and managed with the open-source Kubernetes orchestration software.

Chad Dunn, vice president of product management for VxRail, said the integration is a major step forward for Dell EMC VxRail users. He explained that the integration will help them accelerate their application modernization projects. “To help customers accelerate application modernization, VxRail delivers ‘Kubernetes at Cloud Speed’ with multiple, fully integrated HCI infrastructure options to run vSphere with Tanzu,” Dunn said.

The integration with VMware Tanzu means customers will be able to develop new applications hosted on-premises, on a validated platform-as-a-service (PaaS) or container-as-a-service platform with Tanzu Architecture for VxRail.

Dunn said that Dell EMC VxRail has been optimized to provide automated infrastructure deployment and cloud-like resource pooling, elasticity, speed and programmability. This optimization accelerates Kubernetes infrastructure delivery so developers can work faster. Users can also choose from a variety of infrastructure delivery options that align with their organization’s operating model, according to Dunn.

“VMware Tanzu on VxRail will provide customers with immediate value, delivering an easy-to-deploy and managed stack that runs both modern and traditional applications,” said Krish Prasad, general manager of vSphere at VMware. “VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu on VxRail will deliver significant operational efficiency for running Kubernetes workloads at scale in the data center, Cloud and at the Edge.”

“Customers seeking to adopt agile, cloud-native development methods need to quickly spin up Kubernetes environments on the same infrastructure already supporting their other business-critical applications,” said Jeff Boudreau, president, Dell Technologies Infrastructure Solutions Group. “As the first HCI solution with a fully integrated Tanzu portfolio, Dell EMC VxRail offers the fastest path to Kubernetes when deployed with vSphere with Tanzu and a fully integrated Kubernetes environment when deployed with VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu. These offerings exemplify the ongoing work between Dell Technologies and VMware to bring integrated, innovative solutions to customers.”

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