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Dell PowerEdge VRTX adopted by customers worldwide

Dell has announced that its PowerEdge VRTX, an integrated IT solution designed specifically for office environments, is seeing accelerated adoption by customers around the world.

It said the PowerEdge VRTX is a converged infrastructure solution that simplifies office IT by removing the complexities associated with disparate and sprawling hardware and multiple management tools.

In its press statement, Dell said it has also introduced enhancements to PowerEdge VRTX to enablea dditional workload choices.

It said thousands of customers from more than 50countries and six continents have deployed PowerEdge VRTX with high praise. Customers in healthcare, automotive, retail, financial, manufacturing, education and other verticals have used this integrated solution in novel ways to help them enhance their office IT environment and speed up response time to customer requests.

Since the introduction of PowerEdge VRTX, channel partners around the world have completed nearly 7,000 sales and technical courses, honing their expertise to help customers improve IT efficiency through simplifying their office IT infrastructure and offering greater versatility to scale for future technology needs, the press statement said.

The Dell PowerEdge VRTX also continues to receive third-party recognition from around the world. It was described as "one of the most innovative server designs of the year" when receiving InfoWorld U.S.A.'s 2014 Technology of the Year Award and "double the fun" when it was awarded as one of CRN's 2013 Products of the Year. Other accolades for PowerEdge VRTX include receiving IT Pro's Innovation Award in the United Kingdom, Interop’s Best of Show Award - Special Prizein Japan and 20 additional awards and highly positive reviews from across the globe.

Dell said PowerEdge VRTX is designed as a single, compact chassis that integrates servers, storage, networking and management to enable users to bring order to their office environments, refine IT operations and realise greater operational efficiencies.

Dell cited Super Products, one of the largest distributors of irrigation equipment in Thailand, as an example of its PowerEdge VRTX customers.

"We are working up to 40 percent more productively now that our Dell PowerEdge VRTX solution is providing faster and more reliable access to our systems," said Rattapol Laohavisit, IT manager and head of marketing, Super Products.

"Knowing Dell Deployment Services was in control of implementation and optimizing the solution I could focus on my own work of marketing Super Products and driving business success."

Dell is introducing new capabilities for PowerEdge VRTX to drive further simplicity, efficiency and performance in remote, branch and small business offices. The enhancements include:

- Next-level data protection inside the chassis: For customers requiring the highest levels of availability and redundancy possible, Dell now offers an optional redundant PowerEdge Raid Controller (PERC), which provides RAID controller fail over inside the Dell PowerEdge VRTX chassis.

- More server node choices: PowerEdge VRTX now offers additional server node choices - including the 4-socket,PowerEdge M820- to enable faster processing of workloads such as large, back-end database, business intelligence, data mining, enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications.

- Enhanced system management: By sharing a common design, Chassis Management Controller (CMC) provides PowerEdge VRTX users with a familiar systems management tool to manage local or remote VRTX systems, just as CMC does in the data center, along with enhancements in setting, updating and maintaining server and chassis configurations.

- Expanded support for virtual desktops: Dell PowerEdge VRTX now enables enhanced VDI in remote offices and branch offices by providing support for optional graphical processing units (GPUs).

"As the server market evolves, Dell remains at the forefront of providing solutions for the diverse problems affecting customers, whether large, small or remote," said Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager, Dell Server Solutions.

"With today's enhancements and ongoing customer momentum,Dell PowerEdge VRTX is delivering what customers need in order to realize greater simplicity and efficiency to grow their business."


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