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PowerEdge VRTX may be just what you need in your remote and branch offices to redefine your IT operations. You can take advantage of the onboard shared storage, then scale over time inside the ...

PowerEdge VRTX may be just what you need in your remote and branch offices to redefine your IT operations. You can take advantage of the onboard shared storage, then scale over time inside the chassis, eliminating the need to acquire, install, and manage a SAN. Plus, you can manage servers, storage and networking with a unified management tool, presented in a single console.

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  • 23+ million remote offices globallyRemote management complexity Hardware incompatibility and sprawl Wide-area network performance27+ million small businesses in the U.S. aloneManagement overhead and complexity Incompatibility of disparate hardware Environmental considerations
  • What to buy? Only an expert really knows what components to buy for the performance needed and how to put it all togetherHow to fix? Usually support must come from the multiple vendors from which you bought the hardware and softwareHow to control? The pieces and parts can't be simply and centrally managed because they weren't designed to work togetherHow to migrate? It isn't easy to change and upgrade systems, from old, under-performing systems to newer onesHow to connect? Even if you get the system to work, it is hard to make sure everything works togetherHow to grow? Once a system is working it is difficult to add to it – processors, storage or software – because it wasn't built to grow
  • RealityThese solutions might have been easy to buy, but were actually very costly, difficult to manage and were never meant to be used in an office setting. They were primarily intended to be used in a controlled data center environment with special cooling, power supplies, and managed by experts. And they were expensive: tens of thousands of dollars each.everything designed to work together: Everything should come together in a bundle that is actually made to work together, with no guessworkSingle source: Everything should be purchased and supported from one place – all hardware, software, components, and repairLow noise: Datacenter are noisy. This can't be.Easy setup: It should be simple enough so a non-technical person, with a little help, can get it up and runningPortable: Whether you want to move it to another office or another city, it should be easy to package up and move without special equipmentEasy manageability: It should be designed so it can be managed on-site or remotely managed for you
  • VRTX is the first converged IT solution designed specifically for your remote and small office environment
  • Current environment: Multiple server chassis’, storage enclosure(s), network switches, management tools and consoles, power cables, and network cables result in sprawl, complexity, inefficiency, hassle and cost, and IT rigidity. With PowerEdge VRTX: Single chassis the size of a tower server houses up to 4 servers, huge storage capacity (~48TB) and network switch Unified sys mgmt tool and single console instead of three (one each for servers, storage and networking As few as three cords/cables: Two power cables (for redundancy and high availability) , and a single network cable.
  • Feature-rich, 2-socket, half-height servers combine superb performance with exceptional flexibility M620 – 50% more memory than nearest competitor for greater consolidation and virtualization M520 – outstanding platform for mainstream business applications M520 – outstanding platform for mainstream business applications – e.g. file & print, collaboration and productivity applications, etc. No compromise, enterprise-class high availability features: First to market with dual SD cards for redundant hypervisors Many RAID options tailored to specific needs Optional hot plug and swappable power supply units, hard drives and fans Flexible installation: Upright on the office floor or rack-mountable in 5u of space in IT closet or data center
  • Expandable flexible storage optionsEnables Live Migration in a virtualized environment, inside the chassis Also avoid the hassle of cabling, powering and managing a SAN All 4 server nodes have access to the full storage space Each server node sees the storage as its own singular storage pool Virtual disks can be assigned to single server nodes or across server nodes Internal, low latency, fast storage Choice of up to 12 x 3.5” or 25 x 2.5” HDD Grow at your own pace, up to 48TB storage capacity inside the chassis EfficientNo cabling or powering separate storage devicesUp to four storage devices, each with access to the full storage space Each server has its own singular storage pool Virtual disks can be assigned to a single server or across all serversChoice of up to 12 x 3.5” or 25 x 2.5” hard drives
  • Integrated and industry standard, to reduce costs Blade Input/output modules (IOM’s) spread cost over more servers in order to bring down the cost per portIntegrating networking and I/O optimizes VRTX while IOMs are optimum for blade infrastructure Simplified and flexible storage managementEasy managementBase-level “Express” management supports up to 2 PCIe Gen 2 slots per server node - assignable to a dedicated server node on a 1:1 basisAdvanced “Enterprise” system management license - up to 4 PCIe slots assignable to a specific node Input/output options8 port 1Gb Ethernet switch comes standard and supports aggregation for up to 8Gb bandwidth8 port 1Gb pass-through also availableIntegrated networking ports and industry-standard PCI slots reduce costs. Blade I/O modules (IOM’s) also do this for blades, but this would be too expensive for supporting just 4 server nodes. IOM’s need to have their cost spread over more servers in order to bring down the cost per port. IOM’s are not cost-effective where only a few ports are shared, as with VRTX. Thus, integrating networking and I/O is optimum for VRTX, while IOM’s are optimum for blade infrastructure.
  • OME: Simple and efficientModern UI and faster responsivenessEasy to install with low-touch maintenanceSimple to use and self-learningLink and launch element management and technical support Basic HW element managementMonitor Dell servers, storage, networking and business clients 3rd party hardware monitoring Update Dell serversReport server asset information (Service Tag, FRU and Warranty, etc.)Agent-free management Discover/correlate server/iDRAC and chassis/server nodesMonitor 12G serversUpdate 11G/12G servers Windows, Linux and ESXi inventory and update CMC for VRTX:Consistent technology with CMC for data center bladesReduces complexity by converging management of servers, storage, networking and power into a unified tool, in a single console Intuitive, easy-to-use GUI reduces potential for error Consistent with Chassis Management Controller used in the data center, allowing IT Admins to use what they know to reduce training GeoViewRapid, at-a-glance identification of remote system locations and health status Easy-to-use and intuitive vs. traditional “tree” hierarchical view Seamlessly linked to OpenManage Essentials to perform management tasks
  • OpenManage tools and technologies are designed to work with VRTX in all aspects of systems management: from individual components, to the VRTX platform (chassis) and on up to various IT assets within your enterprise. For managing an individual server, for example, iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller offers:Agent-free, embedded management, which means that once connected, any PowerEdge server can be monitored, managed, and configuredIndependence from agent-based monitoringEnables quick deployment and simplified setupChange management made easy with Lifecycle ControllerTo manage the VRTX chassis and all the components within, each VRTX systems contains one or two Chassis Management Controllers (CMC), which provide a web console givingUnified management tool for all components of VRTX: Servers, Storage & NetworkingReduced complexity of cross-domain (server, storage and networking) tasks decreases time needed to learn or perform a given taskOffers extensive functionality for each componentHas a simple, intuitive interface making CMC for VRTX easy to use Monitors up to 8 additional VRTX platforms in addition to the one connected VRTX from that same single, consolidated consoleup to 36 servers means less unplanned down time, quicker updates, staged updates, etc.Choice of advanced-level Enterprise or entry-level Express managementOptional redundant management controller option in VRTX platformThen, to manage all of the Dell IT assets in your networked environment, Dell OpenManage Essentials is available. Attributes are:Monitor and manage distributed PowerEdge systems anywhere on your networkEasy to install and use with familiar Dell OpenManage interfaceExclusive VRTX feature with OME: “Geo View” – map view of deployed VRTX platforms with advanced-level Enterprise managementInstead of cumbersome “tree” or hierarchical views, OME can use “Map VIEW” of all deployed VRTX systems.OME can also update (1:many) server BIOS, firmware and driver  updates to multiple VRTX platforms. Can also monitor mixed IT assetsFinally, it’s important to know that Dell makes a significant investment in OpenManage plugins and connections for Microsoft System Center, VMware vCenter and other third-party management consoles, making it a snap to monitor and manage Dell assets in a mixed IT environment.All of these pieces come together, as shown on this slide by the different tools and means available to interact with Dell’s onboard embedded management.
  • ROBOGovtSmal biz, HealthcareRetail, restaurants and hospitalityHigher and elementary edChannel/var
  • EVERYTHING INCLUDED: High-performance PowerEdge server nodes, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections and enterprise-class manageability FAST: Easy to buy, deploy, manage and grow. If you need more of something, it just plugs in.SMALL & QUIET BUT POWERFUL: Optimized, secure and built for use in a regular office without special power or cooling. And at about 175lbs/79kg you can move and use it just about anywhere.AFFORDABLE: Provides the performance of a datacenter – servers, storage, and management -- into a small, affordable box EFFICIENT & RELIABLE: High performing and virtualization ready, incorporating the best ideas from big datacenters but stingy on the use of electricityEASY TO MANAGE: Simple to manage, either onsite or remotely RIGHT SIZED: All the power you need for your organization without the waste, and modular so you can add more as you need moreOffice-optimized dimensions, acoustics, and securityProven PowerEdge servers for workhorse performance and density without compromiseVirtualization-ready Scalable, integrated shared storage to harness data explosion - Up to 48TB storage capacity Simplified systems management Simplified networking to fit small business budgets Highly available and easy to service Flexible installation with both rack and standalone options with optional rolling casters100V – 240V AC power
  • VRTX training from Dell Education Services was created to help our customers more quickly utilize their VRTX platforms. Our team of dedicated instructors and courseware developers partnered with the VRTX engineering team, Dell technical support and the VRTX early deployment team to make sure that our training delivers the knowledge and skills that our customers need.The instructor led course includes hands on labs that give you a chance to work with the VRTX platform in a non-production environment before you deploy it. The instructor led course can be delivered at Dell’s Round Rock facility, at a customer’s location and even online via live distance learning in order to minimize travel and expenses or accommodate a dispersed workforce.
  • As we have outlined our strategy for organic and inorganic growth there are three ideas that we want to leave with you.FIRST, this strategy has been developed based on feedback from you, our customers. We listen to your needs. Look at trends that impact you today and in the future, and develop the best solutions in conjunction with our customers and our partners.SECOND, Dell is a different kind of company, with a different purpose, point of view, and objective and development strategy. Our goal is to give you choice and better, more cost-effective options – not to lock you inAnd THIRD our goal is to give you the Power to Do More. More value. More efficiency. More effectiveness. In every corner of your organization.How can we help your organization DO MORE?
  • To secure and manage all onsite programs and records, and to connect to healthcare systems, insurance companies, benefits providers and hospitals but with higher performance and security Fast & secure access to patient info Internal storage helps to deliver better service with faster performance than a SAN. RAID options protect data availability and accessibilitySecure and compliantCompliant with HIPAA and supports EHR/EMR, imaging and mobile point of careData cannot be hacked at rest or in flightBest-of-breed firewallEasily supports need for secure mobility on diverse devicesEasy to grow Can hold up to 48TB of raw data internally, allowing you to grow without adding additional external devices Made for the officeHigh-performance PowerEdge Blade servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug in
  • To secure and manage all onsite programs and records, and to connect to healthcare systems, insurance companies, benefits providers and hospitals but with higher performance and security Fast & secure access to patient info Internal storage helps to deliver better service with faster performance than a SAN. RAID options protect data availability and accessibilitySecure and compliantCompliant with HIPAA and supports EHR/EMR, imaging and mobile point of careData cannot be hacked at rest or in flightBest-of-breed firewallEasily supports need for secure mobility on diverse devicesEasy to grow Can hold up to 48TB of raw data internally, allowing you to grow without adding additional external devices Made for the officeHigh-performance PowerEdge Blade servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug in
  • To secure and manage all onsite programs and records, and to connect to healthcare systems, insurance companies, benefits providers and hospitals but with higher performance and security Fast & secure access to patient info Internal storage helps to deliver better service with faster performance than a SAN. RAID options protect data availability and accessibilitySecure and compliantCompliant with HIPAA and supports EHR/EMR, imaging and mobile point of careData cannot be hacked at rest or in flightBest-of-breed firewallEasily supports need for secure mobility on diverse devicesEasy to grow Can hold up to 48TB of raw data internally, allowing you to grow without adding additional external devices Made for the officeHigh-performance PowerEdge Blade servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug in
  • Their issuesMight have been using consumer client to run businessLittle or no IT expertise – don’t know what to buy or how to config, or repairHave no IT support or very little – mostly DIY or get it from a local VARMight not believe they are ready for or need server-based solution (& might not know what a server is)Transactional sale – usually buy direct from vendorAfter-the-sale support is as important as performanceWhat they need is…To manage all business functions including online website, connections to vendors, high-end business programs (apps), and data in a simple, small solutionVRTX is…AffordableProvides all the performance you need – servers, storage, and management -- into a box that costs as much as a high-end desktop workstation PCSmall & quiet but powerfulOptimized, secure and sized for use in a regular office without special power or coolingEverything includedHigh-performance servers, integrated storage, and simplified networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug inSimple to buy, deploy and manageSingle source for everything: Hardware, software, services and supportSimple enough for an office worker (with a little help) to serviceSupports increased mobility of workers and customers
  • To secure and manage all onsite programs and records, and to connect to healthcare systems, insurance companies, benefits providers and hospitals but with higher performance and security Fast & secure access to patient info Internal storage helps to deliver better service with faster performance than a SAN. RAID options protect data availability and accessibilitySecure and compliantCompliant with HIPAA and supports EHR/EMR, imaging and mobile point of careData cannot be hacked at rest or in flightBest-of-breed firewallEasily supports need for secure mobility on diverse devicesEasy to grow Can hold up to 48TB of raw data internally, allowing you to grow without adding additional external devices Made for the officeHigh-performance PowerEdge Blade servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug in
  • To secure and manage all onsite programs and records, and to connect to healthcare systems, insurance companies, benefits providers and hospitals but with higher performance and security Fast & secure access to patient info Internal storage helps to deliver better service with faster performance than a SAN. RAID options protect data availability and accessibilitySecure and compliantCompliant with HIPAA and supports EHR/EMR, imaging and mobile point of careData cannot be hacked at rest or in flightBest-of-breed firewallEasily supports need for secure mobility on diverse devicesEasy to grow Can hold up to 48TB of raw data internally, allowing you to grow without adding additional external devices Made for the officeHigh-performance PowerEdge Blade servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug in
  • To secure and manage all onsite programs and records, and to connect to healthcare systems, insurance companies, benefits providers and hospitals but with higher performance and security Fast & secure access to patient info Internal storage helps to deliver better service with faster performance than a SAN. RAID options protect data availability and accessibilitySecure and compliantCompliant with HIPAA and supports EHR/EMR, imaging and mobile point of careData cannot be hacked at rest or in flightBest-of-breed firewallEasily supports need for secure mobility on diverse devicesEasy to grow Can hold up to 48TB of raw data internally, allowing you to grow without adding additional external devices Made for the officeHigh-performance PowerEdge Blade servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug in
  • To secure and manage all onsite programs and records, and to connect to healthcare systems, insurance companies, benefits providers and hospitals but with higher performance and security Fast & secure access to patient info Internal storage helps to deliver better service with faster performance than a SAN. RAID options protect data availability and accessibilitySecure and compliantCompliant with HIPAA and supports EHR/EMR, imaging and mobile point of careData cannot be hacked at rest or in flightBest-of-breed firewallEasily supports need for secure mobility on diverse devicesEasy to grow Can hold up to 48TB of raw data internally, allowing you to grow without adding additional external devices Made for the officeHigh-performance PowerEdge Blade servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug in
  • To secure and manage all onsite programs and records, and to connect to healthcare systems, insurance companies, benefits providers and hospitals but with higher performance and security Fast & secure access to patient info Internal storage helps to deliver better service with faster performance than a SAN. RAID options protect data availability and accessibilitySecure and compliantCompliant with HIPAA and supports EHR/EMR, imaging and mobile point of careData cannot be hacked at rest or in flightBest-of-breed firewallEasily supports need for secure mobility on diverse devicesEasy to grow Can hold up to 48TB of raw data internally, allowing you to grow without adding additional external devices Made for the officeHigh-performance PowerEdge Blade servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug in
  • Their issuesMight have been using consumer client to run businessLittle or no IT expertise No IT support or very little – mostly DIYMight use VAR or point-of-sale vendor (software or hardware) for transactionsTransactional sale – usually buy direct from vendorAfter-the-sale support is as important as performanceWhat they need is…Simple, small, secure and powerful solution that can easily grow with their needsUse for unified IP, security cameras, network domain, WAN, POS, supply chain management, databases, virtual desktop, Exchange/SharePoint/LyncVTRX is…AffordableProvides the performance of a datacenter – servers, storage, and management -- into a box that costs as much as a high-end desktop workstation PCSmall & quiet but powerfulOptimized, secure and sized for use in a regular office without special power or coolingEverything includedHigh-performance servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug inSimple to buy, deploy and manageSingle source for everything: Hardware, software, services and supportSimple enough for an office worker to serviceFast access to customer infoFast and simplified gateway to credit card, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, vendors and business application
  • To secure and manage all onsite programs and records, and to connect to healthcare systems, insurance companies, benefits providers and hospitals but with higher performance and security Fast & secure access to patient info Internal storage helps to deliver better service with faster performance than a SAN. RAID options protect data availability and accessibilitySecure and compliantCompliant with HIPAA and supports EHR/EMR, imaging and mobile point of careData cannot be hacked at rest or in flightBest-of-breed firewallEasily supports need for secure mobility on diverse devicesEasy to grow Can hold up to 48TB of raw data internally, allowing you to grow without adding additional external devices Made for the officeHigh-performance PowerEdge Blade servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug in
  • Their issuesNeed for better performance and security for on-site apps (reporting, student info, HR, facilities) that can be centrally controlled and managedServer sprawl (higher ed) and departments wanting to own their own resources for processing, research, HPC, etc.Increase in distributed learning sites (branch universities, community centers, and off-campus locations)Massively constrained budgets and on-site IT expertiseWhat they need is…Standalone on-site data center for all student, district and state requirements and teaching tools OR Department datacenter or personal HPCVRTX is…Simple to buy, deploy and manageComes pre-cabled, pre-integrated and readySimple enough for an office worker to serviceCan be centrally managed & controlledAffordableProvides the performance of a datacenter – servers, storage, and management -- into a box that costs as much as a high-end desktop workstation PCSmall & quiet but powerfulOptimized, secure and sized for use in a regular office without special power or coolingEverything includedHigh-performance servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug inSimple way to scale out the datacenterNo special cooling or power needed
  • To secure and manage all onsite programs and records, and to connect to healthcare systems, insurance companies, benefits providers and hospitals but with higher performance and security Fast & secure access to patient info Internal storage helps to deliver better service with faster performance than a SAN. RAID options protect data availability and accessibilitySecure and compliantCompliant with HIPAA and supports EHR/EMR, imaging and mobile point of careData cannot be hacked at rest or in flightBest-of-breed firewallEasily supports need for secure mobility on diverse devicesEasy to grow Can hold up to 48TB of raw data internally, allowing you to grow without adding additional external devices Made for the officeHigh-performance PowerEdge Blade servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug in
  • Their issuesMight build systems and add services – but they make more money on services & less on hardwareTheir customers suspect that custom-built systems will break and require fixingTheir value-add is not the hardware, it is the expertiseWhat they need is…Standard, easy-to-use & configure platform that they can use to leverage sales of customization and on- or off-site management servicesVRTX is…a platform that they can add value to and generate additional salesAffordableLow price of entry for smaller customersCost effective to buy, customize and resellEasy to sellOptimized, secure and sized for use in a regular office without special power or coolingFast to customizeHigh-performance solution using standardized components that are pre-integrated for fast deploymentSimple to buy, deploy and manageSingle source for everything: Hardware, softwareLow tech skills needed to deploy and scale
  • VRTX is the first converged IT solution designed specifically for your remote and small office environment
  • OME: Simple and efficientModern UI and faster responsivenessEasy to install with low-touch maintenanceSimple to use and self-learningLink and launch element management and technical support Basic HW element managementMonitor Dell servers, storage, networking and business clients 3rd party hardware monitoring Update Dell serversReport server asset information (Service Tag, FRU and Warranty, etc.)Agent-free management Discover/correlate server/iDRAC and chassis/server nodes Monitor 12G serversUpdate 11G/12G servers Windows, Linux and ESXi inventory and update CMC for VRTX:Consistent technology with CMC for data center blades
  • VRTX: Overview of technical specifications: 5U Tower Chassis (Rackable)Front KVM access / LCD Display / USB / Optional DVD-RWOffice level acoustics & power (100V - 240V)Up to 4 Server Nodes, hot plug and serviceableCurrent and future PowerEdge M-series serversM520 and M620 at initial release. Additional PowerEdge M-series servers will be supported in follow-on releases. Shared Storage12 x 3.5” or 25 x 2.5” Hot Plug HDDs 8 Flexible PCIe slots3 FH/FL with DW card support (225W)5 LP/HL 75WEthernet (1/10GbE)Pass-Thru Module with 8 1GbE ports Optional 1GbE internal switch moduleRedundant PSUs/Fans1100W AC at RTSFull Systems Management capabilities Simple/Easy-to-useEntry and Advanced Levels of chassis level managementOptional redundant management controller
  • This slide calls out some of the key features of VRTX.
  • Customer conversations motivated Dell to engineer an unprecedented new platform, designed specifically to address and resolve IT concerns in office environments. “Office environments” range across a full spectrum from single, stand-alone offices to multiple distributed offices of large enterprises and public organizations (these latter are oftentimes called Remote Offices / Branch Offices, or ROBO). Single offices are establishments like a flower shop, an art gallery, a clothing boutique; a doctor or dentist office; a small legal firm; a school in an independent school district, the office of independent contractors in the construction industry; the office of an independent agent in the insurance industry. Examples of distributed offices of large private/public entities include clinics and hospitals of regional medical centers; warehouses and logistics offices of shipping and distribution companies; outlets of a national retail chain; hotels and restaurants of regional and national enterprises in the Hospitality industry; the various departments and buildings on a university campus. Many of the IT pain points experienced in office environments are the same as those of data centers, e.g. having sufficient performance to process jobs or transactions quickly; having sufficient capacity to grow over time with minimal disruption; ensuring that systems, applications and data are highly available; trying to monitor and manage systems to ensure smooth and reliable operation but having to wrestle with multiple tools and console to do so. Other pain points are similar to those in data centers but are made more poignant due to the lack of on-site IT skills in office environments: Monitoring and managing IT resources to ensure system health and smooth operation requires technical skills and time that most small business owners and office workers simply don’t have. They consequently rely on a service provider to perform these functions. Even though the service provider might be “just a phone call away”, the response time and fix time can result in downtime, lost sales and revenue, and lost customers. Systems management solutions that help service providers to more quickly identify and resolve problems helps to keep these offices open for business. Tools and solutions that further help service providers to perform these tasks remotely, which removes downtime due to travel time, are even better. Many ROBO offices already have already implemented remote systems management. Solutions that cut down on the number of tools and consoles needed to manage remote systems can greatly simplify systems management from the central site. Remote management tools that integrate with current solutions and are consistent with tools used in the data center are even better. Still other pain points are different from those of data centers and are specific to office environments: Data centers typically use high-line power (220-240v) while offices have low-line 110v in the walls. Distributing data center hardware to office environments can require costly re-wiring of the office for high-line power. Clearly, IT solutions that can run on the existing 110v power in offices can make costly re-wiring unnecessary. Offices are full of people, trying to work. If IT systems are too loud, this can be disruptive in the office, lower productivity and have a negative impact on customer service. Systems that are designed for “quiet office” levels of acoustical output can help to avoid these negative impacts. Offices don’t have a lot of space, either on the main floor or in back rooms or “IT closets”. Consequently, hardware platforms that are right-sized for offices, that can conveniently sit beside a desk or under a countertop can go a long way to eradicating hardware sprawl and reducing cabling spaghetti. This not only frees up space, it can improve the appearance of your office and remove potential for downtime due to someone tripping on a cord.

PowerEdge VRTX Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Bringing power to the office & remote IT environment Dell PowerEdge VRTX Customer presentation [Name of presenter] 1 Dell confidential
  • 2. Welcome. Before we begin. 1) The following applies to you if you are employed by a public agency: At this event a meal will be provided at no cost to attendees. By attending this event you certify that (1) you have verified with your ethics counsel your ability to accept these gifts or other things of value, or (2) you will make payment to the vendor for the items listed as required by law. E-rate customers must pay entire cost. 2) Everyone received a 30 second survey through email when you checked-in. If you want more information from me regarding anything we discuss today, please respond to the survey so that I can get back to you. NA Field Events 2 Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 3. Today’s organizations face an explosion of demands • • • Various makes and models of servers Dell Confidential • • Complexity caused by disparate hardware • Managing custom apps in remote locations 3 • Lack of standardizatio n and control Need greater performance, more storage, easier connectivity, greater security, and simpler management of it all Limited IT staff and expertise • Hard to integrate standalone hardware • • No space to locate enterprise hardware Lack of platform scalability or space for growth Protecting remote data pools Complexity caused by multiple systems management tools and consoles
  • 4. Technology is just a means to an end So why isn’t it easier to use? “I want to run my business more efficiently.” • Where do I start? • How do I know what to buy? “I want do drive better student outcomes.” “I want more scalability and flexibility” “I want to connect my remote offices better.” “I want a simple platform I can manage easily.” 4 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential Why isn’t this easy? “I want to deliver better patient care.” • How I do I install it? • How do I connect to a network, my employees, vendors and offices? • How do I move my old stuff to a better platform? • Ho do I control all the pieces once I have them? • Who will provide expert advice when I need it? • How do grow it when I need more?
  • 5. Datacenter-in-a-box is an old concept The dream The reality Bundle computers (servers), storage, and networking (connectivity) in a high powered, pre-configured, pre-sized solution Really expensive and large Takes experts to buy, deploy and manage Intended for use in large datacenters Requires special power and cooling Noisy & hot Multiple points of purchase and support They were never meant to be used in an office setting 5 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 6. Powerfully simple: PowerEdge VRTX Extend the datacenter to a small, efficient package The first and only IT solution for office environments Designed to use your way Deskside Rackable 6 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential • Powerful: Up to 4 nodes • Plenty of storage: Up to 48 TB • Fast networking: 8 1Gb Ethernet ports or optional 1GbE • Fully expandable input/output: 8 PCIe slots • High availability and reliability: Redundant power supplies and fans • Simple, easy-to-use management: “Express” and “Enterprise” • Office level acoustics & power: just plug it in the wall
  • 7. Revolutionizing the ROBO environment Only Dell makes it real and affordable Only 12 inches Only 19 inches PowerEdge VRTX Current environment Complex, inefficient, rigid 7 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential Simple, efficient, versatile
  • 8. Workhorse performance & density Datacenter power & capabilities in a small package Award-winning PowerEdge servers • Feature-rich • 2-socket, half-height servers • Superb performance with exceptional flexibility Enterpriseclass features VRTX for rack • High availability features • Floor/desk or 5U rack mount option VRTX for deskside 8 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 9. Highly efficient shared storage Grow at your own pace and easily add when needed Scalable: up to 48TB Flexible: 2.5” or 3.5” drives Fast: low latency & full access 9 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 10. Simplified and fast networking The most efficient input and output PowerEdge VRTX rear view Expandable Scalable: up to 48TB & flexible Internal, with low latency Efficient & internal Up to 4 hot plug redundant fans 8 RJ45 ports 10 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential p to 4 hot plug redundant fans
  • 11. Simplified management of everything Comprehensive, simple and efficient Chassis Management Controller Dell OpenManage Essentials Reduces management complexity of servers, storage, networ king and power in a single console Simple and efficient link and launch element management and technical support 11 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential Geographic View The first geographic location view for remote offices: Rapid, at-a-glance identification of remote systems and health status
  • 12. Manage with levels of control Components, platform and IT assets within your enterprise Single offices Dell consoles Integration with 3rd party consoles Tools and utilities Datacenters Connections with 3rd party consoles Converged Infrastructure management 12 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential Dell services Remote or branch offices
  • 13. Expert VRTX services Worry-free deployment and support Deploy Enterprise Deployment Maximize performance, increase productivity and minimize disruption with end-to-end global deployment expertise 13 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential Support Maintain ProSupport ProSupport Plus 24x7x365 troubleshooting and resolution for hardware and software Proactive and preventative support for business critical enterprise systems
  • 14. Who needs PowerEdge VRTX? Remote and branch offices Affordably extends the datacenter with centralized control 14 • Government Small business & healthcare Retail & hospitality Education VARs & resellers Address datacenter sprawl while empowering remote users and agencies Power the office with better performance, Real-time and reliable management of every part of the business Empower points of education with security and governance A standard platform to which you can add your value Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential manageabilit y, reliability and security
  • 15. Engineered specifically for use in an office 1 2 SMALL & QUIET BUT POWERFUL: Optimized, secure and sized for use in a regular office without special power or cooling 4 AFFORDABLE: Provides the performance of a datacenter – servers, storage, and management - into a small, affordable box 5 EFFICIENT & RELIABLE: High performing and virtualized ready with the best ideas from big datacenters but stingy on the use of electricity 6 • FAST & EASY TO MANAGE: Simple to buy, deploy, manage (either onsite or remotely) and grow. 3 15 EVERYTHING INCLUDED & READY TO PLUG IN: High-performance servers, integrated storage, and integrated networking RIGHT SIZED & SCALABLE: Only 19X12 inches (30cm x 48cm), with all the power you need without the waste, and modular so more can added as needed Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 16. Dell Education Services – VRTX Training Flexible training offerings to fit your needs Dell Networking™ Web-based VRTX offers unique, powerful functionality– is your workforce ready ? “New software and hardware gives us increased power but also user hesitation & confusion.” Courses “How do we deliver just enough training-just in time? How do we do it cost effectively?” Empower your workforce with VRTX training from the experts at Dell. Training from DES gives your staff the information and skills they need to confidently deploy, manage and maintain your VRTX platform Optimizing and Maintaining Your Dell PowerEdge VRTX Solution Dell PowerEdge VRTX JumpStart Training • High level introduction to key technologies like Dell OpenManage, chassis management tools, shared storage and networking • Interactive/ clickable interior and exterior overview showing key VRTX parts such as the processor, fans, PCIe slots, memory and more • Course Overview • • • Emphasis on critical skills and knowledge such as: • Chassis management • VRTX Server, Storage and Networking management • Troubleshooting & best practices Hands-on labs provide experience in a non-production environment Course Overview To learn more visit LearnDell.com/server or email us at US_Training@dell.com VRTX: PC Pro's Server of the year VRTX Web based training screen shot Simplifying IT Through Innovative Learning Solutions 16 Dell - Internal Use - Confidential Dell Education Services
  • 17. How can we help you on your journey? Customers are winning with Dell Start with a discussion • Tap into Dell subject matter experts • A demo of VRTX • Onsite workshop Embrace consumerization: BYOD and beyond 17 • Accelerate adoption: virtualization, converg ence, cloud Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential Turn data into insights Overcome the evolving security threat & ensure compliance
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  • 19. Backup & extra slides 19 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 20. Today’s healthcare organizations face an explosion of demands Data has exploded and apps need higher-end processing than ever before • More data than ever before: Huge data growth and security issues larger file size creates latency/delays which could impact patient care • Need for fast and secure access to patient records and providers: HIPAA, patient’s rights and more caregivers accessing more data • Electronic Medical Records: Need to integrate electronic medical records with the rest of the practice • Increasingly mobility: Caregivers, patients, and suppliers need secure, always-on access with levels of privileges 20 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 21. Fast & secure access to patient information: Internal storage for better service, faster performance and accessibility VRTX for healthcare, clinics and other services Secure and compliant: Compliant with HIPAA and supports EHR/EMR, imaging and mobile point of care with best-ofbreed firewall and support for secure mobility Easy to grow: Can hold up to 48TB of raw data so you can grow without adding additional external devices Made for the office: Everything included already cabled and ready to plug in Everything included: Highperformance servers, huge integrated storage, and integrated networking 21 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential VRTX is the one place to secure and manage all onsite programs and records, and to connect to healthcare systems, insurance companies, benefits providers and hospitals with higher performance and security
  • 22. Is what you have just not working anymore? • PCs just aren’t enough • How do you know what to buy? • How do you know how to put it together or fix it? • Do the programs you’re using need more power, more memory and are more complex? 22 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential Today’s small businesses face an explosion of demands
  • 23. VRTX for small business Small & quiet but powerful • Optimized, secure and sized for use in a regular office without special power or cooling Everything included • High-performance servers, integrated storage, and simplified networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug in Simple to buy, deploy and manage • Single source for everything: Hardware, software, services and support • Simple enough for an office worker (with a little help) to service • Supports increased mobility of workers and customers Affordable • Provides all the performance you need – servers, storage, and management - into a box that costs as much as a high-end desktop workstation PC VRTX is the one place to manage all your business functions including online website, connections to vendors, high-end business programs (applications), and data in a simple, small and affordable solution 23 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 24. Enabling todays remote, branch and mobile offices create an explosion of demands Getting more performance onsite, but with remote control • How can you affordably extend the datacenter to a remote office? • Can you control and support the assets centrally and protect them while still empowering the local office? • How can you provide local offices with on-site high-end compute and storage, with a gateway to a centralized datacenter, either through VPN or cloud? 24 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 25. Fast to deploy • High-performance servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug in (IT doesn’t need to do it) Made for the office & mobile • Small enough to fit under a desk, and light enough (~175 lbs.) to move to any location -- No special power or cooling needed VRTX for remote, branch and mobile offices Easy and central management • Remotely manageable using simplified tools that are included Simply secure • Protect using standard security policies and enterprise-class virtual networks • Best-of-breed firewall via a single box that integrates all necessary security Lower cost way to extend data center VRTX provides a simple way to extend the datacenter to securely run high-end, on-site applications with local storage and centralized management using pre-virtualized, preconverged, standardized infrastructure 25 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 26. How to affordably extend the datacenter with central control & security • How can you control datacenter sprawl:& connect better? • How do you protect your data and systems from malicious attacks? • How can you get more performance and unify a heterogeneous mix of old and new IT? • Can you simplify management over multiple locations, platforms, tools and applications? • Can you enable remote offices and still provide high-end performance onsite with secure storage? 26 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential Today’s governmental organizations face an explosion of demands
  • 27. Easy and central remote management included Secure VRTX for government • Use standard security policies and government-class virtual networks that cannot be hacked at rest or in flight • Best-of-breed firewall via a single box that integrates all necessary security Lower cost way to extend your datacenters • Powerful, but less expensive than adding servers, storage and networking in the datacenter On-site, non-IT staff can service • With assistance, local office staff can add install or replace modules easily Small and portable • Small enough to fit under a desk, and light enough (~175 lbs.) to move to any location VRTX extends your datacenter so local offices can run high-end on-site applications with local storage plus centralized management and security 27 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 28. Today’s retail, restaurants and hospitality organizations face an explosion of demands How can you make sure that a system failure won’t cause you to lose revenue? • PCs just aren’t enough to run the business • How do you fix your systems and who can you call to help? • Can pre-packaged solutions meet your needs and run your entire business? • Who will help you moved from old to new systems? • Can a new system grow with your business? 28 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 29. Affordable • The performance you need at an affordable cost Small & quiet but powerful • Optimized, secure and sized for use in a regular office or store without special power or cooling Everything included • High-performance servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking for fast connections, already cabled and ready to plug in VRTX for retail, restaurant s and hospitality Simple to buy, customize, deploy and manage • Single source for everything: design, purchase, deployment and support Fast access to customer info • Fast and simplified gateway for credit card transactions, accounts payable/ receivable, payroll, vendors and business applications 29 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential VRTX is a simple, secure and powerful solution to run the entire business: programs, security, point-ofsale, databases, communications and websites
  • 30. Today’s primary and secondary education organizations face an explosion of demands How can you costeffectively empower points-of-education with governance? • How can you improve performance and security for on-site applications while still centrally controlling and managing them? • How can you control server sprawl and departments wanting to own their own resources? • How can you affordably empower distributed learning sites? 30 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 31. Simple to buy, deploy, manage and grow • Pre-cabled, pre-integrated and ready to plug in, but simple enough to add as needed Affordable • Datacenter performance in a box that costs as much as a high-end desktop workstation Small & quiet but powerful • Optimized, secure and sized for use in a regular office without special power or cooling Everything included • High-performance servers, huge integrated storage, and simplified integrated networking, already cabled and ready to plug in Simple way to scale out the datacenter with central management & control 31 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential VRTX for primary and secondary education VRTC is a standalone on-site, highperformance resource for all student, district and state requirements and teaching tools OR department datacenter or personal HPC
  • 32. Today’s channel partners and VARs face an explosion of demands How can you get a platform that you can easily add value to and generate additional sales • How can you generate more money on profitable services? • How can you deploy customer solutions faster and easier? • Can you buy a standard platform that makes it easy to add your unique value? 32 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 33. VRTX for channel partners and value-added resellers Affordable • Low price of entry to provide customers with greater performance • Cost effective to buy, customize and resell Easy to sell • Optimized, secure and sized for use in a regular office without special power or cooling Fast to customize • High-performance solution using standardized components that are pre-integrated for fast deployment Simple to buy, deploy and manage • Single source for everything: servers, storage, networking and software VRTX is a standard, easy-to-use & configure platform that you can use to sell your expertise, customization and on- or off-site management services 33 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential • Easy to deploy at a customer site
  • 34. Powerfully simple: PowerEdge VRTX Extend the datacenter to a small, efficient package The first and only IT solution for office environments Designed to use your way Deskside Rackable 34 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential • Powerful: Up to 4 enterprise-class PowerEdge server nodes • Plenty of storage: Up to 48tb of storage with 12 x 3.5” or 25 x 2.5” hot plug hard drives • Fast networking: 8 1Gb Ethernet ports or optional 1GbE internal switch module • Fully expandable input/output: 8 PCIe slots (3 full height/full length and 5 low profile/half length) • High availability and reliability: Redundant power supplies and fans • Simple, easy-to-use management: Entry “Express” and advanced “Enterprise” levels of chassis-level management • Office level acoustics & power: Standard 100V – 240V AC power – just plug it in the wall
  • 35. Dell OpenManage systems management Comprehensive, simple, efficient systems management with Dell OpenManage OpenManage Essentials (OME) Console • Monitor and manage distributed PowerEdge systems wherever they are on the network • Easy to install • Simple to use • Modern user interface with faster responsiveness iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller OpenManage Essentials 35 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential • Save time performing systems tasks with agentfree lifecycle management of PowerEdge 12G servers – Deploy, monitor, update, maintain • Integrated with VMWare VCenter and Microsoft Systems Center for streamlined management in virtual environments
  • 36. PowerEdge VRTX rear view with casters • 3 full height/full length (FHFL) PCIe slots • Support Graphical Processing Units (GPU’s), single-wide & double-wide • 5 small form factor PCIe slots • Remote management ports • 8 RJ45 ports • Up to 4 hot plug redundant fans • Up to 4 hot plug redundant power supplies 36 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
  • 37. Tailor configurations to specific needs Compute and Storage integration • 5U Tower Chassis (Rackable) • Up to 4 server nodes, hot plug and serviceable • M520 and M620 at initial release • Additional PowerEdge M-series servers in future Shared Storage • 12 x 3.5” or 25 x 2.5” Hot Plug HDDs • Front KVM access; LCD Display; USB; Optional DVD-RW Integrated networking - Ethernet • Pass-Thru Module with 8 1GbE ports • Optional 1GbE internal switch module Flexible, expandable I/O – 8 PCIe slots • 3 full height / full length (225W) • 5 low profile / half length (75W) High Availability - Redundant PSUs/Fans • 1100W AC (1+1, 2+1, 3+1, 2+2) Full Systems Management capabilities • Simple/Easy-to-use • Entry “Express” and advanced “Enterprise” levels of chassis-level management Office level acoustics & power (100V - 240V) 37 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential PowerEdge VRTX with 4 half-height server nodes and 12 3.5” HDD
  • 38. PowerEdge VRTX – front & rear views LCD Display Panel KVM Ports Internal low latency, fast storage Locking Front Cover Shared DVD 38 • Shared Storage 25 2.5” or 12 3.5” (expandable) Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential 8 External PCIe Slots Remote Management Ports Hot Plug Redundant Fans & PSUs Up to 4 PowerEdge M-Series Servers 8 RJ45 NIC ports
  • 39. Stand-alone offices & distributed remote and branch offices Complexity • Complexity due to disparate hardware • Hardware sprawl and lack of space • Proliferation and complexity of systems management tools Inefficiency • IT cost and TCO • System downtime for maintenance • Remote systems management inconsistent with data center tools IT rigidity • Insufficient scalability to handle performance spikes or support business growth • Power compatibility • High noise levels 39 • Dell confidential Dell - Internal Use - Confidential