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Dell vStart cloud-in-a-rack virtualization


vStart provides a pre-configured, pre-tested, pre-racked & cabled 'cloud-in-a-rack' solution for VMware and Hyper-V virtualization. Sized for workloads of 50, 100 and 200 VMs.

vStart provides a pre-configured, pre-tested, pre-racked & cabled 'cloud-in-a-rack' solution for VMware and Hyper-V virtualization. Sized for workloads of 50, 100 and 200 VMs.

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  • Quote dated 4/7/11
  • Quote dated 4/7/11
  • Start SimpleSave time and trouble trying to build virtual infrastructure yourself. Dell vStart gives you one simple way to get everything you need (servers, storage, network, rack, hypervisors, management software, and deployment services) to start realizing the benefits of virtualization without the complexity.Start FastYou will have virtual machines up and running before you know it because Dell vStart comes ready to go. Delivered pre-racked, pre-wired, pre-tested, and pre-configured - Dell vStart seamlessly plugs into your existing management consoles using new included essential management extensions.Start SmartThe more you know, the easier it is to plan for future demands and respond to dynamic business needs. Dell vStart comes pre-sized to run a known allocation of virtual machines and makes the most of your existing management resources. The end result? You get to scale with unprecedented confidence and your teams stay focused on the business – not the infrastructure.


  • 1. Dell vStartThe simple, fast and smart path tovirtual infrastructureHugh JenkinsEnterprise Program Manager, Dell EMEA
  • 2. Two Paths to Virtual Infrastructure… Users say, “I just want to run my workloads” 1 2 Or you can buy it You can build the infrastructure pre-built and ready to run Change Configure Integrate Procure Test Design2 Global Marketing
  • 3. Dell vStart: simple, fast, & smart • Entire infrastructure: servers, • Delivered pre-racked, pre- storage, networking, power, cabled, pre-tested and pre- cabling, rack, management configured and ready to run extensions, and deployment virtual machines services Everything Delivered Included ready to run • Essential virtual management • Order configurations based on extensions included desired capacity • Seamless deep device-level data and automated actions Simple Extensions to buy included • Initial setup and deployment • Virtual infrastructure pre-sized into your environment is to support a defined allocation included with every vStart of virtual machines Deployment Pre-sizedservice included3 Global Marketing
  • 4. Dell vStart – Briefly Instant Virtualization Appliance – includes management tools, components, rapid deployment, support from a single vendor. Its versatility allows it to be relevant across multiple verticals and company sizesEnables organizations to rapidly deploy aconsistent pre-configured virtualizationinfrastructure without the need to acquirespecialized skillsFeatures• Dell rack servers• Dell EQL storage• Dell PowerConnect switches• Dell initial deployment Services• Pre-installed management tools and plug-insSince the solution is built and delivered by Dell,you have the assurance that you will be servedby a World Class support organization.4 Global Marketing
  • 5. Versatility of vStart – Multiple Use Cases Expanding Disaster virtual Recovery environmentInstant Virtualization Appliance Rapid vStart deployment Remote Application Office / Hosting Branch Office5 Global Marketing
  • 6. The vStart Family vStart 100 vStart 200 PowerConnect x4 7048 x4 vStart 50 PowerConnect x4 7024 PowerEdge x3 R710 x6 PowerEdge x2 R610 x1 R610 x1 Dell EqualLogic Dell EqualLogic x1 PS4100X x1 PS6100 Series x2 Dell UPS (Option) Dell UPS x1 x26 Global Marketing
  • 7. Powerful configurations leveraging VMwarevStart 100v vStart 200v Key Upsells PowerConnect (Uncovered in Site Survey) • ProSupport NBD and Initial Deployment Services • 42U Dell Rack with all Included Software required PDU, UPS, & KVM • Trial VMware ESXi & vCenter • Fixed DellStar config ID, licenses pre-installed not a single SKU • Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter • Dell EqualLogic Plug-in for VMware vCenter PowerEdge Dell EqualLogic vStart 100v+ & vStart 200v+ include an additional storage array Dell UPS7 Global Marketing
  • 8. Powerful configurations leveraging Hyper-VvStart 100m vStart 200m Key Upsells Included Software PowerConnect • Microsoft Server Site Survey) (Uncovered in 2008 Rx2 (unlimited number of VM support) datacenter edition • ProSupport NBD and Initial • Dell plug-ins Deployment Services • 42U Dell Rack with all Options required PDU, UPS, & KVM • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager • Microsoft System Center Essentials (vStart 100m only) PowerEdge vStart 100m+ & vStart 200m+ Dell EqualLogic include an additional storage array Dell UPS8 Global Marketing
  • 9. Supporting Smaller workloads: vStart 50 vStart 50v vStart 50m PowerConnect vStart 50vSoftware included vStart 50m Software included• VMware ESXi and • Microsoft Server vCenter trial PowerEdge 2008 Rx2 (unlimited number of VM licenses support) datacenter• Dell Management edition • Dell plug-ins plug-in for Option vCenter • Microsoft System Dell EqualLogic• Dell plug-ins Center Essentials (SCE) Dell UPS (Upsell) • Sold in two variants, Hyper-V (vStart 50m) or Vmware ESXi (vStart 50v) • Includes ProSupport NBD and Deployment Services • 24 U Dell Rack with PDU; UPS and KMM are optional* 9 Global Marketing
  • 10. Unpacking 200* VMs - Hours not weeks! * The actual number of VMs will depend upon the workloads10 Global Marketing
  • 11. Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter VMware versions only Enables deployment & management of Dell Server from vCenter Console • Reduce Complexity • Native integration of Dell hardware management into vCenter, eliminating the need to switch between multiple consoles • Improves consistency and control with standardized deployments • Speed Deployment • Deployment wizard speeds up configuration of hardware and deployment of hypervisor • Reduces deployment steps from 55 to just 9 • Minimize Risk 85% fewer steps • Dell hardware alarms that integrate into vCenter and allow remediation actions from an • Streamlines managing and updating of servers’ BIOS & firmware without leavingopen box to a running host vCenter • Deep visibility into servers’ inventory, health, warranty and service details Supports vSphere 5 11 Global Marketing
  • 12. Management with System Center Essentials (Optional for Hyper-V versions) http://www.micro Single console management of center/en/us/ess servers entials.aspxclients, hardware, s oftware and IT Hyper-V versions Services only Key benefits include •Single Solution – enables your customer to run, review, save, print or email information about the status of their IT environment. •Single Console management – helps achieve management of physical and virtual servers, hardware, clients etc. from a single console •Enables Proactive Management – keeps your customer systems tools up to date to facilitate proactive management •Accelerates troubleshooting and problem resolution – generates alerts on performance problems or when updates are required. Helps resolve issue using integrated troubleshooting and resolution for servers, clients and IT services. •Automates system updates – automatically or manually apply updates to Microsoft Operating System and Microsoft or non-Microsoft applications •Manages up to 50 physical/ virtual machines 12 Global Marketing
  • 13. Management with System Center Virtual MachineManager (SCVMM) (Optional for vStart 100m & 200m) Single console m/en-us/server- management of cloud/system- servers clients, center/virtual-hardware, software machine- and IT Services manager.aspxMaximizes IT Resources – Heterogeneous Virtualization Management from a single Console (Hyper-V and VMware) – Fast, Reliable P2V Conversions without interrupting the source physical server – Intelligent Placement recommendations for IT administrators based upon workload and host – Centralized Resource Management through Administrator console without interrupting workloadsAchieves Agility. –Dynamic or Event-based Resource Optimization –Rapid Virtual Machine Provisioning –Centralized Library to manage all the building blocks of the virtual datacenter –Rapid Deployment of Virtual Machine Templates –Centralized Monitoring –Delegated Administrator RoleLeverages Existing Skills Hyper-V versions – Familiar Interface, Common Foundation only – Windows PowerShell integration13 Global Marketing
  • 14. Need more help?vStart optional value-add services• Solutions Assistance Service – vStart-specific IT Consulting offering (highly recommended) – Offered in increments of 40 continuous works hours of virtualization architect time and 10 hours of project management time. – Four options for the Solutions Assistance Service 1. Design service driven by categorization of source workloads 2. Healthcheck of existing virtualization platform 3. Workload migration planning and execution 4. Virtualization Operational Readiness Assessment (VORA)• Training – VMware Certified Training: vSphere – Manage for Performance – Dell EqualLogic PS Series Basic Configuration and Management Online Training14 Global Marketing
  • 15. Why do customers value vStart? Single Vendor Support Dell vStart, the right solution for • Supported by Dell’s world class support organization so many reasons Rapid Time to Value • Delivered pre-built, eliminates classic BIY phases – Design, test, procure etc. • Simplifies mgmnt. through existing technologies Minimizes Risk • Pre-engineered, pre-tested solution from a highly experienced vendor • Includes deployment services Focus on the right things • Allows customers to focus on what is important - BUILDING VALUE FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS15 Global Marketing
  • 16. TS Tech Use Case: Application HostingCompany Overview• Company is US based division, with Honda “With the vStart solution, Dell has as primary customer provided my organization the ability to• Major locations near Honda plants in OH, IN and AL quickly add a highly manageable set of• As the critical supplier of seats and interior server, network and storage resources components to Honda, contract stipulates that is delivered already racked, cabled significant SLA penalties. and ready to power on at a price the business owners support.”Customer Pain Point Why the Customer valued vStart?• Looking to host specific application • Pre-built configuration and included services• Reduce complexity and risk of multi-vendor key to customer. environment. • Single vendor solution including support• Limited virtualization expertise16 Global Marketing
  • 17. VMware on Dell vStart ―VMware is dedicated to helping customers quickly onboard a virtualization infrastructure so they can scale to a cloud computing environment. Dell vStart, powered by VMware vSphere®, is one example of how together with Dell, VMware delivers a complete IT solution including servers, storage, switches and management – making it easier and faster for companies to adopt virtualization.‖ —Gary Green, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware17 Global Marketing
  • 18. Dell vStart value proposition One easy way to get Start everything you need to start realizing the benefits Simple of virtualization without the complexity Delivered ready to run: Start pre-racked, pre-wired, pre- tested, and pre-configured Fast with essential management extensions Pre-sized so you can scale Start with confidence and stay Smart focused on the business – not the infrastructure18 Global Marketing
  • 19. Thank you