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Dell XC Web-scale Converged Appliance for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

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The Dell™ XC Series of web-scale hyper-converged appliances integrate Dell’s proven x86 server platform and Nutanix web-scale software to provide enterprise-class, hyper-converged solutions for Citrix XenDesktop based virtualized environments.

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Compatible with

  • XenDesktop 7.6

Compatibility

  • Citrix Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

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The Dell™ XC Series of web-scale hyper-converged appliances integrate Dell’s proven x86 server platform and Nutanix web-scale software to provide enterprise-class, hyper-converged solutions for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, formerly XenDesktop based virtualized environments.

Backed by Dell’s Global Service and Support organization, these 1U and 2U appliances consolidate compute and storage into a single platform enabling application and virtualization teams to quickly and simply deploy new workloads. This solution enables data center capacity and performance to be easily expanded — one node at a time — delivering linear and predictable scale-out expansion with pay-as-you-grow flexibility.

Easy to deploy, support and expand

Consolidate compute and storage into a single chassis with Dell XC Series web-scale converged appliances, powered by Nutanix software. XC Series appliances install quickly, integrate easily into any data center, and can be deployed for multiple virtualized workloads including desktop virtualization, database and private cloud projects. With Dell XC Series appliances, your enterprise can:

  • Grow incrementally with pay as you grow, scale-out expansion
  • Increase capacity and performance one node at a time
  • Meet future needs without over-provisioning
  • Deploy desktop virtualization infrastructure up to 6 times faster-and at up to 27% lower cost over a three-year duty cycle-than traditional white box solutions

Simplifies and streamlines IT
With XC web-scale appliance in place, IT administrators can manage virtual environments at a VM level using policies based on the needs of each workload instead of managing individual LUN’s, volumes or RAID groups. And, with the Nutanix Distributed File System (NDFS) running on each appliance, HDDs and SSDs can be aggregated across all nodes, with thin provisioning, automatic compression and deduplication to increase effective storage capacity. This modular and balanced architecture enables non-disruptive increases in performance and capacity, allowing environments to adapt quickly and easily to dynamic, ever-changing demands.

Based on proven technology
Dell XC converged appliances start with the proven PowerEdge 13th generation server platform and incorporate many of the advanced software technologies that power leading web-scale and cloud infrastructures. Backed by Dell global service and support, these 1- and 2U appliances are preconfigured for specific virtualized workloads, and are designed to maintain data availability in case of node and disk failure.

Reduce IT risk, improve business agility

Bring game-changing technology to your enterprise with the XC web-scale appliance, and allow new applications to be deployed with minimal upfront investment and the peace-of-mind knowing that you can eliminate IT complexity while seamlessly handling inevitable growth.

  • Meet capacity and performance requirements one node at a time to eliminate overprovisioning.
  • Provide enterprise-class storage with software-delivered storage services such as snapshots, replication, clones, compression, deduplication, thin provisioning and more.
  • Drive maximum performance with advanced data tiering and local flash memory.
  • Maximize agility with flexible configurations, including GPU and reduced depth platforms, and support for ESXi, Hyper-V and KVM hypervisors.

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