Schneider Electric and Dell Technologies teamed up to develop a solution that automates the shutdown of hyper-converged infrastructure and associated VMs. The safety net prevents data loss in the event of a power outage.

Schneider Electric and Dell Technologies frequently collaborate on solutions that reduce the complexity of hybrid IT environments. The next step is automating the shutdown of VMs in hyper-converged (HCI) infrastructures.

The new system consists of an integration of Schneider’s APC PowerChute and Dell’s VxRail HCI platform. The solution should safely and slowly shut down all the VMs and workloads on a VxRail cluster when the power supply fails. This prevents data loss and damage that can occur in the event of an outage.

Functionality

The integration consists of Schneider’s APC UPS equipment and APC PowerChute software combined with Dell’s VxRail system. The components are brought together in an integrated and pre-configured platform. This platform provides an HCI environment based on VMware.

APC PowerChute and the APC UPS automatically prevent data loss or corruption in the event of a power failure. The solution also provides functionality for automatically rebooting the cluster and all associated VMs. As soon as the power supply is restored, the HCI systems automatically restart.

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