Dell EMC’s VxBlock System 1000 Converged Infrastructure (CI) consists of Cisco’s UCS servers, Cisco networking components and Dell EMC storage systems, sold as an integrated, rack-level solution. Like other CIs, VxBlock System 1000 is designed to provide a complete infrastructure stack for a specific use case, such as database, cloud computing, server or desktop virtualization, etc.
VxBlock was originally called “VBlock” when first released by VCE, a joint venture between EMC, Cisco and VMware in 2009, which became the “Converged Platform Division” of Dell EMC in 2016. VxBlock 1000 is a single SKU that replaces the lineup of VxBlock 350/540/740 systems which were targeted at more specific use cases and featured different Dell EMC storage systems.
VxBlock System 1000 is a turnkey solution that is sold and supported by Dell EMC which handles all Level 1 and Level 2 support. It is an “engineered system”, not a certified or validated design, so most deployments involve some pre-sales configuration work that’s done by Dell EMC or their partners.
VxBlock System 1000 can be configured with virtually all of Dell EMC storage arrays. At the high end are the VMAX and XtremeIO all-flash, block storage systems. For mid-range environments, the PowerStoreT and Unity unified (block and file) arrays in hybrid and all-flash, plus the Isilon all-flash, hybrid or archival NAS systems are supported as well. For more information on any of these storage systems, see the appropriate Evaluator Series Research documentation.
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