Dell EMC XC Series Hyper-Converged Appliances

    • Reduce complexity and lower OPEX out of the box.

      XC Series hyper-converged appliances integrate Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with Nutanix software to offer one of the industry’s most versatile and scalable hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) platforms. By supporting a choice of hypervisors, XC Series appliances can be deployed quickly for all virtualized workloads to reduce management complexity and total cost of ownership.

    • Conquer storage complexity

      Managing storage in virtualized environments with traditional architectures based on separate server, storage and networking systems can be tedious and complex. A storage area network (SAN) also can add latency if data has to be retrieved from storage when an operation is performed on the server. With the XC Series, frequently used data is automatically stored on SSDs in the same node as the application VMs that need to access it. IT 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.

    • Scale with ease and empower your team

      XC Series solutions eliminate the need for overprovisioning 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.

      A cluster of XC Series appliances can be deployed in 30 minutes and is easy to manage without specialized resources. An intuitive HTML5-based interface simplifies management operations with deployment and provisioning services, VM and storage management, search, content sensitive help, comprehensive analytics and 1-click hypervisor and software 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.

    • Expanding the XC Series Ecosystem

      Dell EMC is committed to expanding the XC Series ecosystem with Dell EMC software IP. This enables customers to use hyper-converged infrastructure for a broader set or workloads and achieve business results faster, more efficiently and with less risk.

      As business-critical workloads are increasingly deployed on HCI, organizations need robust data protection solutions to meet data retention, security and scalability requirements. Dell EMC Avamar Virtual Edition, Data Domain and Data Domain Virtual Edition with XC Series offer efficient, enterprise-level data protection and simplified backup and disaster recovery. This solution is currently supported as a reference architecture. For customers that want to rapidly develop and deploy applications to Pivotal Cloud Foundry, one of the world’s most powerful cloud-native platforms, XC Series and Pivotal® engineering teams have collaborated to create the ideal configuration and deployment guide, which reduces risk and accelerates a customers’ ability to increase developer productivity and reduce IT operation costs.

    • Configured for your needs

      Dell EMC’s proven PowerEdge server platform serves as the foundation for the XC Series. Every appliance can be configured with your choice of hypervisor, Intel™ Xeon™ processors, up to 1.5TB of memory, SSDs for hot data and HDDs for cold data. All-flash configurations are available for all appliances and the XC Series includes GPU, storage-only, compute and performance-intensive, and small form factor nodes. All deployments are fully supported by Dell EMC’s Global Service and Support organization.

      The XC Series appliance portfolio consists of:

      • XC430-4 (1U/1-node) – Designed for space-constrained deployments in ROBO, retail and environments requiring short depth chassis
      • XC630-10 (1U/1-node) – Optimized for compute and performance-intensive workloads in VDI, test and development, hybrid/private cloud, and server virtualization
      • XC730xd-12 (2U/1-node) – With up to 60TB per node, it’s ideal for storage-heavy applications such as Microsoft Exchange®, SharePoint, data warehouse, and data analytics
      • XC730xd-24 (2U/1-node) – Designed for performance-intensive applications, including Microsoft SQL Server® and Oracle® OLTP
      • XC730xd-12C (2U/1-node) – Provides up to 60TB of cold tier storage expansion for XC Series clusters
      • XC730-16 (2U/1-node w/ 1- 2 NVIDIA GPU) – Configured for VDI, media production, visualization and other graphics-intensive applications
      • XC6320 (2U/4-node) Optimized for deployments where compute and storage density is required, including software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), hybrid/private cloud, etc.