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VMware, Dell add heft to on-prem cloud service

Aiming to help customers handle growing on-premises workloads, VMware and Dell EMC have bolstered their co-developed cloud software.

First introduced in 2018, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is intended to help enterpise customers move on-premises infrastructure and workloads to the cloud. Version 2.0 of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC bri-gs improved support for high-density and high-performance data-center applications. 

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC consists of VMware’s high-performance compute, storage and networking software, powered by VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX, tightly integrated with Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) hardware, and delivered as a service all –  managed by VMware.

“Organizations can migrate existing VMware-based workloads immediately to this cloud service, eliminating any re-development, re-factoring, or architectural rework and related costs,” said Fidelma Russo, senior vice president and general manager, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC in a statement.

The 2.0 release broadens the number of Dell EMC VxRail instances available on VMware Cloud on Dell EMC.

The companies have added a larger, full height 48 core Intel SP processor rack that includes redundant Dell EMC network switches, smart power distribution units, 768 GB RAM and 23 TB of NVMe all-flash storage. Version 1.0 came in half-height rack and supported half the number of cores.  

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