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#Dell PowerEdge VRTX

Agenda Product overview Solution scenariosCustomer benefits ##2Product overview##3

Pervasive IT concerns in office environmentsComplexity Complexity due to disparate hardware Hardware sprawl and lack of space Proliferation and complexity of systems management tools

Inefficiency Higher IT costs and total cost of ownershipSystem downtime for maintenance Remote systems management inconsistent with data centre tools

IT rigidity Insufficient scalability to handle performance spikes or support business growth Power incompatibilityHigh noise levels

#Customer conversations motivated Dell to engineer an unprecedented new platform, designed specifically to address and resolve IT concerns in current office environments.

Offices experiencing the common challenges that Dell PowerEdge VRTX now solves range from single, standalone offices to the multiple distributed offices of large enterprises and public organisations, often referred to as ROBOs (remote offices/branch offices). Single offices to consider for this new solution include, but certainly are not limited to, medical offices, legal firms, smaller scale school districts, and offices of independent contractors, insurance agents, financial planners or realtors. Distributed offices to consider for this new solution include, but certainly are not limited to, clinics and hospitals of regional medical centres; warehouses and logistics offices of shipping and distribution companies; outlets of a national retail chain; hotels and restaurants of regional and national enterprises in the hospitality industry; as well as the various departments and buildings on a university campus. Many of the IT pain points experienced in single offices and ROBOs are also experienced in many data centres:Insufficient performance to process jobs or transactions quicklyInsufficient capacity to grow over time with minimal disruptionDifficulty ensuring that systems, applications and data are highly availableTrying to monitor and manage systems to ensure smooth and reliable operation but having to wrestle with multiple tools and consoles to do so

Remote management was also considered in Dell PowerEdge VRTX design and development, including:Monitoring and managing IT resources to ensure system health and smooth operation requires technical skills and time that most small business owners and office workers simply dont have. Even though a service provider might be just a phone call away, the response and fix time can result in downtime, as well as lost sales, revenue and customers. Systems management solutions that help service providers more quickly identify and resolve problems help keep these offices open for business. Tools and solutions that further help service providers perform these tasks remotely are even better, because they remove downtime due to required travel. Many ROBO offices have already implemented remote systems management. However, a centralised solution like Dell PowerEdge VRTX can cut down on the number of tools and consoles needed to manage remote systems and greatly simplify systems management. Updating is simple since PowerEdge VRTX easily integrates with the current solutions used in your customers' data centres. Your PowerEdge customers already using Chassis Management Controller (CMC) to manage blades in the data centre will be able to use the same look and feel and intuitive interface when managing their remote PowerEdge VRTX systems. Consequently, IT administrators can continue using their installed solutions, leverage existing skills and protect their investment in established system management solutions.The new Geographic View for PowerEdgeVRTX tool, part of the Dell OpenManage Essentials console, provides instant, at-a-glance awareness of remote PowerEdge VRTX systems locations and health.If you are a service provider, you can easily monitor PowerEdge VRTX systems at your customers sites without having to leave your own offices. This is not only convenient for you; it also reduces downtime for your customers. Earlier detection of remote system issues enables you to begin problem diagnostics and resolutions faster.PowerEdge VRTX systems management is integrated into major third-party management solutions, including Microsoft Systems Center, VMware vCenter and BMC PATROL.

Other pain points considered and solved with the development of this unique solution, include:

PowerData centres typically use high-line power (220-240 volt) while offices have low-line power (110 volt). Distributing data centre hardware to office environments can require costly re-wiring of the office for high-line power. An IT solution like PowerEdge VRTX that can run on the existing 110 volt power in offices can make costly re-wiring unnecessary.

AcousticsLoud IT systems can be disruptive in the office, lower productivity and have a negative impact on customer service. PowerEdge VRTX requirements are to meet the Category 3 Acoustic specification for limited configurations. Category 3 is defined as a general use area, such as a printer in a common office area, but not directly at someones desk. Requirements at Category 3 are idle configurations 5.8 bels and active configurations 6.1 bels. ISO acoustical standards such as ISO7779 and ISO9296 mandate temperature at 23 +/-2 degrees C. Therefore the ambient temperature for Category 3 projections is at 25 degrees C, since the environment is a general office area. Testing is currently underway to determine what PowerEdge VRTX configurations meet which acoustic categories.

FootprintOffices dont have a lot of space, either on the main floor or in back rooms or IT closets. Consequently, hardware platforms that are right-sized for offices, that can conveniently sit beside a desk or under a countertop, can go a long way to eradicating hardware sprawl and reducing cabling spaghetti. This not only frees up space, it can improve the appearance of offices and remove potential for accidents, which could result in downtime.

SecurityThere is a locking bezel for the front of the chassis to secure drives and server nodes. There is also a Kensington lock notch in the rear of the PowerEdge VRTX chassis, so that the actual server can be cable locked to an immovable object.

4PowerEdge VRTX: Customer-inspired design

Office-optimised dimensions, acoustics and securityVirtualisation-ready Scalable, integrated shared storage to harness data explosion Simplified systems management Simplified networking to fit even small business budgets Highly available and easy to service Flexible installation with both rack and standalone options

PowerEdge VRTX deskside orientation #Office-optimised: PowerEdge VRTX fits the acoustic, size and security requirements for fitting unobtrusively beside a desk, under a teller counter in a branch bank or at checkout counter of a retail shop. Virtualisation-ready: Numerous market studies (e.g., Enterprise Strategy Group research report: Remote Office / Branch Office Technology Trends, July 2011) indicate that about 47 percent of offices have implemented server virtualisation and another 16 percent are considering doing so. With a combined 63 percent of office users wanting platforms that are outstanding for virtualisation, that design goal certainly went into the planning and engineering of PowerEdge VRTX. Scalability for small and branch offices: PowerEdge VRTX provides up to four server nodes plus storage for implementations such as branch office virtualisation and/or backup. Integrated shared storage: Huge internal storage capacity supports data explosion in areas like medical imaging, with a choice of either 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives.Easy monitoring and management: Simplified management eases IT administrative tasks, whether performed by office workers, service providers or remotelyutilising the same tools used in the data centre today.Simplified and cost-effective networking: With integrated networking ports and industry-standard PCI slots instead of more complex and expensive blade I/O modules (IOMs), PowerEdge VRTX fits even small business budgets.Highly available and easy to service: This solution includes resilient, high-availability features similar to the other PowerEdge solutions you're familiar with. It has been intentionally designed to be serviceable (in most cases) by an office worker without the assistance of an IT specialist. Flexible integration: Choose from both rack and tower options. Dell PowerEdge VRTX can be used in both a data centre and a smaller office. Office-optimised: PowerEdge VRTX fits the acoustic, size and security requirements for fitting unobtrusively beside a desk, under a teller counter in a branch bank or at checkout counter of a retail shop. Virtualisation-ready: Numerous market studies (e.g., Enterprise Strategy Group research report: Remote Office / Branch Office Technology Trends, July 2011) indicate that about 47 percent of offices have implemented server virtualisation and another 16 percent are considering doing so. With a combined 63 percent of office users wanting platforms that are outstanding for virtualisation, that design goal certainly went into the planning and engineering of PowerEdge VRTX. Scalability for small and branch offices: PowerEdge VRTX provides up to four server nodes plus storage for implementations such as branch office virtualisation and/or backup. Integrated shared storage: Huge internal storage capacity supports data explosion in areas like medical imaging, with a choice of either 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives.Easy monitoring and management: Simplified management eases IT administrative tasks, whether performed by office workers, service providers or remotelyutilising the same tools used in the data centre today.Sim