Dell Announces Worldwide Availability and Solutions Ecosystem for PowerEdge VRTX

  Dell Announces Worldwide Availability and Solutions Ecosystem for PowerEdge

  *Now shipping worldwide, PowerEdge VRTX designed specifically for remote
    and small office environments to eliminate complexity and sprawl of
    disparate IT devices
  *New Solutions Ecosystem showcases the deep breadth of vertically oriented
    and workload-optimized solutions for PowerEdge VRTX

Business Wire

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- July 1, 2013

Dell today announced worldwide availability of Dell PowerEdge VRTX, the first
converged IT solution designed specifically for remote and small office
environments, with enterprise-class capabilities in a desk-side, space-saving
design. Overall, PowerEdge VRTX provides a simplified and scalable data center
in a box which solves the sprawl of disparate IT devices and multiple
management tools.

Dell also introduced its VRTX Solutions Ecosystem, a collection of partners
working to further extend the value and capabilities of PowerEdge VRTX by
delivering complementary and interoperable best-of-breedservices and software
designed for specific customer vertical markets and use cases. The VRTX
Ecosystem is made up of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), original
equipment manufacturers (OEM), global alliances, channel partners, and will
leverage various Dell solution portfolio offerings.

“PowerEdge VRTX has already received rave reviews from early evaluation
customers and we look forward to more customer feedback now that it’s
available worldwide. Designed from the ground up to uniquely address the
issues of office IT, we’re proud of customer-inspired innovations PowerEdge
VRTX features, such as huge internal shared storage capacity and unified
systems management of all resources inside the chassis,” said Sally Stevens,
vice president of marketing, Dell Server Solutions. “Additionally, the VRTX
Solutions Ecosystem is yet another example of how Dell is taking an
omni-channel approach to bring differentiated solutions to market.”

PowerEdge VRTX Solutions Ecosystem

The PowerEdge VRTX Ecosystem initial partners and solutions include:

  *Microsoft—Together, Dell and Microsoft are working on solutions for
    PowerEdge VRTX to enable high levels of efficiency and performance for
    small and medium-sized businesses; this includes:

       *The OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft System Center 2012 and
         OpenManage Cluster Configurator for Windows Server 2012 integrate
         VRTX embedded management technology, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller,
         to drastically simplify the process and time typically required to
         configure, deploy and manage networking, storage, and compute nodes.
         Initial tests indicate a time savings from the range of hours to
         deploy a cluster to just minutes using OpenManage Cluster
         Configurator. For ongoing management, Dell’s OpenManage Integration
         Suite for Microsoft System Center provides full lifecycle management.
       *Dell  tested and qualified PowerEdge VRTX for desktop virtualization
         workloads, hosting users running Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
         (RDS) and Remote Desktop Virtualization Hosted (RDVH) on Windows
         Server 2012. In July, Dell is updating the Dell DVS Enterprise for
         Windows Server 2012 reference architecture with VRTX sizing
         guidelines to enable customers in remote and small office
         environments to deploy RDS and RDVH with confidence.

  *VMware—Using Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter™ Server and Dell
    PowerEdge VRTX with VMware vSphere®, SMBs and remote/branch offices can
    realize the benefits of virtualization in a way that is simple, automated,
    agent-free, and efficient. IT administrators can manage virtualized
    environments effectively and with fewer tools.
  *PowerEdge VRTX solution development is also underway with leading
    healthcare and retail ISV and OEM partners including Amulet Hotkey,
    Carestream, Infor, Microsoft Dynamics for Retail and Varian to provide
    Dell and ISV customers with converged solutions for compute-intensive
    applications relied upon by healthcare practices and retailers.
  *Multiple channel partners recently engaged with the VRTX Solutions
    Ecosystem, including: Dasher, Dynamic Quest, En Pointe, Fluid Consulting,
    Information Systems Intelligence, IT Weapons, LANAIR, ProSys, SHI and

Customers can benefit from deploying the enhanced and validated solutions
developed by the PowerEdge VRTX Solutions Ecosystem, which are optimized for
maximum performance and scalability.


  *PowerEdge VRTX is now available worldwide via channel partners and, and has starting configurations priced at $10,000 USD.

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