The Dell™ XC Series of web-scale converged appliances integrate Dell’s proven x86 server platform and Nutanix web-scale software to provide enterprise-class, hyper-converged solutions for virtualized environments. Backed by Dell’s Global Service and Support organization, these 1U and 2U appliances consolidate compute and storage into a single platform enabling application and virtualization teams to quickly and simply deploy new workloads. This solution enables data center capacity and performance to be easily expanded — one node at a time — delivering linear and predictable scale-out expansion with pay-as-you-grow flexibility.
XC Series appliances incorporate many of the advanced software technologies that power leading web-scale and cloud infrastructures such as Google®, Facebook®, and Amazon™ — but are engineered for all enterprises, regardless of size. Its key attributes include:
- Hyper-converged – Seamlessly integrates server and storage resources in a self-healing system
- Software-defined – Delivers all services through software using proven Dell hardware
- Distributed – All data, meta data and operations are distributed across the entire cluster
- Scale-out – Increases performance linearly by adding capacity one node at a time
- Automation and analytics – Extensive automation and rich system-wide monitoring
Designed to simplify IT
XC Series appliances simplify the deployment of virtual machines in any environment. The Nutanix Acropolis Operating System runs in a Controller VM (CVM) on each node, aggregating storage resources (hard disk drives and flash storage) across all nodes. This pooled storage is made available to all hosts through a fault-tolerant architecture. With an unrivaled ability to run VMs out of the box, XC Series appliances deliver an easy, modular approach to building modern data centers.
Ideal for virtualized workloads
XC Series appliances are excellent solutions for many workloads running in virtual environments. Preconfigured appliance options with flexible ratios of compute and storage including all flash configurations, coupled with support for VMware® ESXi™, Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) and Microsoft® Hyper-V®, make them ideal for running different workloads in a unified Dell XC cluster.
They can be easily integrated into any data center in less than 30 minutes, and can support multiple virtualized, business-critical workloads including VDI, private cloud, database, OLTP and data warehouse as well as virtualized big data deployments. IT and storage administrators no longer have to manage LUNs, volumes or RAID groups. Instead, they can manage their virtual environments at a VM level using policies based on the needs of each workload.