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The Dell PowerEdge VRTX is a modular infrastructure platform that integrates computing, storage and networking together in a single compact chassis.
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Dell Poweredge VRTX is an ‘infrastructure-in-a-box’ solution that integrates computing, storage and networking that is easily customisable and scalable. Dell EMC’s ‘Open Manage Essentials’ console allows simple and efficient management of the VRTX infrastructure. It is ideal for organisations that are looking to expand and upgrade their existing infrastructure or replace it with a converged solution. As the chassis houses the entire infrastructure, there is no longer a need for separate storage and computing systems consuming valuable floor space.
Installation is typically included with the product and will depend on which version of the VRTX is purchased, this will also include configuration and, in most cases, a data migration service. Contact us for more information.
Typically within 7 - 10 working days of the order being placed.
Choose between three, five and seven-year support. All support contract customers will get 24-hour telephone support, but there are varying levels of cover available The two most common choices are either next business day, or four hours on-site mission critical.
Yes, VRTX's form factor, acoustics, power and thermals are designed specifically for office environments. It's compact enoguh to sit under a desk and no louder than a normal office conversation.
You can add a 24 drive MD1420 or a 12 drive MD1400 Expansion shelf to a VRTX using a plug in RAID card.
Yes and Yes. As the VRTX uses the same compute nodes that are also found in the other modular solutions it sells, this ensures that Dell EMC will develop nodes in the future based on whatever is the current server technology and that these can be used within a VRTX. These nodes are always designed to be compatible with a VRTX containing server nodes of a previous generation.
You are correct that the VRTX can only have a single switch with either 1GB or 10GB Ethernet connectivity. Our solution to your challenge would be to install multiple Network Interface Cards in the VRTX chassis and use these to connect the server nodes to a second external switch. For consistency, we could supply an appropriate Dell switch if you wished.
Protection & Archiving
Protect your important data with a choice of Dell solutions that allow backup and archiving to a secondary location including tape, disk, cloud and hybrid backup solutions.
Backup to tape - The PowerVault™ TL2000 is a powerful tape library that helps organisations automate their backup and archive processes to reduce the need for manual intervention and the risk of human error. The TL2000 uses optical cartridge location technology for precision cartridge handling and inventory, which helps improve the overall reliability of backups.
Backup to disk - The PowerVault™ RD1000 is a high-capacity removable disk cartridge backup solution. RD1000 cartridges are built to withstand a fall from almost one metre so are very durable. They are also small and lightweight and can be stored off-site for better disaster recovery protection. PowerVault™ RD1000 provides easy expandability; when you reach capacity with one removable disk cartridge, just insert in a new one. There's no need to buy additional hardware and the RD1000 includes backup software that provides data protection for faster data restores and reduced downtime. Cartridges are available in 320GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities and are all interchangeable and preformatted.
The Dell DL4300 Backup and Recovery Appliance, powered by Rapid Recovery, is a highly scalable, turn-key solution with wizard-driven deployment that reduces complexity and hidden costs with back-end capacity licensing for agents and options eliminating the guesswork. The DL4300 offers in-box upgrades to easily and cost-effectively add capacity as your storage needs grow. Save administration time, avoid frustration and eliminate multiple point solutions. It contains all the proven and trusted features for no hassle, near-zero downtime. Go from box to backups in approximately 20 minutes. Restore backups from physical to virtual, virtual to virtual, virtual to physical, or physical to cloud with Universal Recovery. In addition, this feature allows you to carry out bare metal restores to dissimilar hardware.
Power Protection (surge elimination products)
Don't let a power surge disrupt your business operations. We supply an entire portfolio of UPS and surge elimination products to address a wide range of power needs from essential protection for servers, storage and networks to meeting the most demanding power requirements. There are both rack-mount and tower solutions including Dell line-interactive UPS models, which incorporate APC™ designs by Schneider Electric™.
New compliance regulations and threats to data security are emerging every day and innovations such as mobility and cloud can heighten these risks. SonicWALL firewalls deliver security with greater effectiveness, performance and scalability than competitors — and at a lower cost of ownership. They’re unmatched at preventing intrusions, blocking junk mail & malware and controlling applications for 100 percent of your network traffic.
Today’s complex environments require true enterprise-class support. With the right support solution, Dell can shift more of your focus to where it should be – on running your business. The more you depend on technology, the more important it is to have the right support package in place. With the Dell ProSupport Enterprise Suite, you get the most out of your investment with the support expertise and insights Dell is known for across the globe. The Dell ProSupport Enterprise Suite doesn’t just extend your IT team, it ensures you’ll be able to resolve every question and every problem, every time. Dell VRTX solutions can be supplied with Basic Support, ProSupport or ProSupport Plus support packages. Most customers who implement a VRTX converged solution will need more than Basic Support. Click here for more information.
We offer a comprehensive and flexible range of services to assist with project planning, installation, configuration and even data migration. Our engineers are fully accredited for Dell Enterprise solutions and also the other key technologies you might have on site including Microsoft, VMWare & Cisco. Please contact us to discuss your installation and project management needs.