VxRack System FLEX is engineered by Dell EMC and based on Dell EMC ScaleIO technology. VxRack FLEX virtualizes the rack installed direct-attached storage into a shared, network-based, block storage solution that is similar to SAN storage, yet is software defined. This makes it easy to achieve extreme scale — up to thousands of nodes. As part of the VxRack System 1000 Series, it is the only hyper-converged infrastructure that provides extreme scale. And VxRack FLEX achieves this without compromising data center performance, high availability, resiliency or security.
Enhance your enterprise-class workloads, such as data center virtualization and infrastructure-as-a-service, and deploy high-performance storage, based on Dell EMC ScaleIO. Extreme performance: Every node in the VxRack FLEX cluster is used to process I/O operations, making all I/O and throughput accessible to any application within the cluster. This massive I/O parallelism enables throughput and IOPS to scale in direct proportion to the number of nodes added, helping eliminate bottlenecks and improving cost/performance rates with growth. Integrated network fabric: Designed with industry best practices already applied, the VxRack FLEX eliminates restrictions and provides scale with superior performance. Best-in-class top of rack and spine switches provide 10GbE or 40GbE IP connectivity with the external network for superior performance. The 10GbE network switches eliminate bottlenecks that limit the scale of other hyper-converged infrastructure solutions and provide a path for future growth. Management: Dell EMC Vision software is the unified UI for the management of the VxRack FLEX system. It provides VxRack system administrators a direct and complete way to monitor, sustain and support the VxRack system. Customize your configuration: Quickly adapt your data center as your business needs change. Storage and compute resources can be increased or decreased whenever the need arises. As the nodes are added, VxRack FLEX automatically rebalances with zero downtime, practically eliminating capacity planning and migrations. Chose from three node options depending on workload and application demands:
Compute nodes, including flash, supplement workload processing
Storage nodes augment storage capacity and performance
Hybrid nodes simultaneously add processing and storage capacity and performance
Base system configuration
Compute based on Dell EMC PowerEdge R630 or R730xd servers
DAS storage attached to Dell EMC PowerEdge R630 or R730xd servers