• Reduce complexity and lower OPEX out of the box.

      XC Family solutions consist of XC Series appliances, XC Core nodes, integrated Nutanix software, and Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with Intel Xeon processors to offer one of the industry’s most versatile and scalable HCI platforms. With factory-installed Nutanix software and a choice of hypervisors, XC Family systems can be deployed quickly for all virtualized workloads to reduce management complexity and total cost of ownership.

      Dell EMC has over 12 years of experience integrating hardware and software for appliances built with PowerEdge servers, including 3 generations of XC Family appliances and systems. That experience enables us to develop technologies that simplify and streamline common workflows performed throughout the product’s lifecycle, including:

      • Factory installation of the software stack and hypervisor
      • Software modules that deliver fast and seamless deployment
      • Tools developed specifically for HCI to simplify workflow orchestration across a cluster
      • 1-click software, firmware and hypervisor updates without downtime or disruption of cluster operations

      The bottom line for customers: rapid deployment, less time for routine management tasks, faster system restoration, and built-in, enterprise class hardware security. Why settle for anything less?

    • The XC Family delivers precise workload matching, simplified operations, and rapid time-to-value for your organization.



      XC Family products combine compute, storage and virtualization resources in 1U, 2U and 3U systems that can be configured to-order for specific use cases. Multiple applications in the datacenter can run on the same scalable and cost-effective XC platform, enabling IT organizations to shift from supporting operations to delivering innovations that add business value. With a choice of industry-leading hypervisors, application and virtualization teams can quickly fulfill new service requests for all virtualized workloads, including:

      • Enterprise business applications
      • Microsoft® SQL Server®, Oracle® and SAP HANA® databases
      • Hybrid or private cloud projects
      • DevOps and QA environments
      • Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
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    • Configured for your needs.

      The portfolio of XC Series Appliances and XC Core Nodes includes:

      Dell EMC’s proven PowerEdge server platform serves as the foundation for the XC Family. XC Family nodes can be configured with your choice of hypervisor, Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, 64GB – 6TB of memory, and SAS, SATA SSDs (all models) and NVMe SSDs (XC640-10, XC740xd-24 and XC940-24 only). All-flash configurations and 25 GbE networking options are available on certain models and the XC Family includes GPU, compute- and performance-intensive, storage-only and replication target nodes. All XC Family hardware, software, and deployments are  supported by Dell EMC’s Global Service and Support organization and Nutanix.
      XC640-4 and XC640-4i (1U/1-node) Designed for smaller, remote, and branch office deployments, which are non mission-critical. XC640-4: 3-node cluster deployment; XC640-i: 1 node deployment.
      XC640-10 (1U/1-node) Optimized for compute-and performance-intensive workloads in VDI, test and development, enterprise hybrid cloud, and server virtualization.
      XC740xd-12 (2U/1-node) With up to 80TB per node, it’s ideal for storage-heavy applications, such as Microsoft Exchange®, SharePoint, data warehouse, and data analytics.
      XC740xd-24 (2U/1-node) Designed for performance-intensive applications, including VDI with GPU Microsoft SQL Server®, and Oracle® OLTP, and other database applications , including SAP HANA (qualified for production and non-production environments)
      XC740xd-12C (2U/1-node) Provides up to 80TB of cold tier storage expansion for XC Series clusters.
      XC740xd-12R (2U/1-node)  Non-clustered single-node replication target with up to 80TB capacity.
      XC940-24 (3U/1 node) Ideal for memory and performance- intensive databases using Microsoft SQL, Oracle OLTP and SAP HANA (qualified for production and non-production environments)
      XC6420 (2U/4-node)  Optimized for deployments where compute and storage density is required, including software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), enterprise cloud, etc.
    • Scale with ease and empower your team with XC Family solutions

      • XC Family solutions eliminate the need for over-provisioning and capital expenditures based on anticipated capacity and performance requirements. System performance and/or capacity can be easily expanded one node at a time with zero downtime, offering customers linear and predictable scale-out expansion and pay-as-you-grow flexibility. A fault-tolerant architecture and self-healing capabilities provide system reliability and help ensure data integrity.

        An intuitive HTML5-based interface simplifies management operations with deployment and provisioning services, VM and storage management, search, content-sensitive help, comprehensive analytics,1-click hypervisor, software, and firmware updates. Enterprise-class data protection and management features are designed to enhance administrator productivity and include tiering, snapshot-based replication, thin provisioning, shadow clones, deduplication, and compression.

        The XC Family consists of XC Series appliances and XC Core nodes, an offering that provides customers with additional flexibility to acquire Nutanix software licensing while leveraging the benefits of the Dell EMC XC platform. XC Core uses the same Dell EMC PowerEdge hardware and software as the XC Series appliances while the HCI software is licensed and supported directly by Nutanix. This enables license portability across infrastructure components and separate upgrade and support of hardware and software throughout their lifecycles.


        Deploy quickly with ease. A cluster of XC Series Family appliances can be deployed in less than 50 minutes and is easy to manage without specialized resources.


        Conquer storage complexity. IT administrators no longer deal with LUNs, volumes or RAID groups and can manage their virtual environments at a VM level using policies based on workload needs.


        Additional flexibility and innovation. The XC Family offers hardware and software support options and licensing portability across infrastructure components, enabling customers to choose the best solution for their needs.

      • Hyperconverged architectures are the platform of choice when building out public and private cloud infrastructure.


      The University of Reading: XC Family hyperconverged infrastructure for power and scalability

      The University of Reading uses XC Family hyperconverged infrastructure to support its academic computing environment.

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    • Dell EMC XC Family Hyperconverged Appliances Resources

    Customer Stories


      Transforming services for state constituents

      Learn how the State of Louisiana saved $2 million immediately by creating a transferable enterprise architecture for its state agencies.

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      The wisdom of virtual desktop infrastructure

      Find out how this service provider in China achieved 31 percent business growth with cloud-based desktops running on a converged architecture.

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    Technical Resources

      Dell EMC XC Series Data Sheet

      Overview and technical specifications for the XC Family of hyperconverged appliances.

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      Dell EMC XC Core Data Sheet

      The Dell EMC XC Family of HCI products provide unique solutions for all virtualized workloads.

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      ESG: Why Hardware Matters for HCI

      Dell EMC XC Series proves the point that it's a unique value for HCI hardware.

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      IDC Business Value Study for Dell EMC XC Series

      IDC business value model and analysis based on XC Series customer data.

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      Designs For VMware Horizon and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop on Dell EMC XC Family

      Technical considerations and best practices for integrating VMware Horizon brokering software.

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      Dell EMC XC Family Solution Overview

      Technical support and services from Dell EMC and Nutanix help ensure stability and resiliency.

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      XC Series for VDI Video

      Watch this video to learn about Dell EMC XC Series for VDI.

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