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Dell EMC XC powered by Nutanix is Thriving!

By Tay Foster

Nutanix partners with all leading server providers to ensure that customers and integrators have the freedom to run on their platform of choice. It’s no secret that Dell and Nutanix have been partnering since 2013, but did you know that over 47,000 XC appliances have been delivered to more than 2,500 customers globally? It’s true! Even better, the partnership is thriving, and we continue to add customer value with further integration and platform choice. Notable news includes:

  • The XCXR2 was launched in September 2019 and Dell EMC became the first provider  to deliver a ruggedized platform pre-installed with Nutanix software. The Dell EMC XC Core XCXR2 is a 2-socket 1U short-depth chassis appliance suitable for harsh environments or remote locations with less than ideal conditions. Customers in Oil & Gas, Industrial Automation, Military & Defense, Marine, Telecom, and Retail industries with these requirements can leverage the same performance and ease of management in virtually any scenario with Nutanix HCI software on XC Core.

  • Massive data growth is not slowing down, and customers are looking for cost-effective and easily scalable solutions. In January 2020, the Dell EMC XC Core XC740xd2-24 was updated to support higher density storage workloads and now supports up to 240TB+ per appliance. Legacy SAN infrastructure has the same limitations for storage applications as it does with other workloads: complexity, cost, and difficulty to scale. The high density XC740xd2-24 is supported with Nutanix Files and Objects, and is a perfect choice for storage consolidation to help tame the data growth beast. 

  • In July 2020, the Dell EMC XC Core XC6515 was launched and is the first AMD-based XC appliance from Dell EMC with 2nd generation AMD EPYC processors. Fully qualified by Nutanix, the single socket 1U chassis provides up to 64 high performance cores, PCIe Gen4, and lower TCO for VDI, database, and ROBO workloads. 

  • Looking for proven performance and scalability? A recent study by Cloud Evolutions “Accelerate Your IT Transformation with Dell EMC XC Family Hyperconverged Infrastructure” showed that Microsoft SQL database performance scales linearly as additional XC nodes are added. Customers can be assured that the XC platform powered by Nutanix is well suited for database and other mission critical applications in addition to general virtualization. 

On top of these developments, joint roadmap plans extend into 2021 and beyond. So now that you’re up-to-date, it’s easy to see that Nutanix and Dell EMC continue to collaborate to bring more value to customers through tailored application-specific designs that contribute to better performance and lower total cost of ownership. 

For more information, you can find the technical details on the Dell EMC XC Core data sheet, and please visit www.nutanix.com/dell

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