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Data Center Virtualization Building efficiency in your data center. Ashish S harma. What does optimized IT look like?. 60% Faster VMware vSphere planning (Atlas Air). 20:1 Server consolidation (Dell) . 135 Data centers to 4 (Emerson). >30% Less power (Northeast Bank). Deploy

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what does optimized it look like
What does optimized IT look like?


Faster VMware vSphere planning

(Atlas Air)


Server consolidation


135Data centers to




Less power

(Northeast Bank)


virtual servers

in <1 hour


Remote server recovery in

<15 minutes



Faster server deployment




IT as a Service

(Northeast Bank)

10% performance increase


virtualization the silver bullet
Virtualization – the silver bullet?



Of enterprises now have a virtualization program or project in place

X86-server virtualization will double by 2016



Worldwide spending on cloud computing by 2020

70M users


~50% of total installed professional desktops will shift to hosted virtual desktops in 2014

Of all new server workloads are virtualized

the promises realities of virtualization
The promises & realities of virtualization
  • Lower power and space footprint
  • Greater utilization
  • Improve IT speed and flexibility
  • Eliminate sprawl & unnecessary IT

The promise

The reality

  • Hardware limitations
  • VM sprawl
  • Decentralized management
  • Insecure and nonstandard VMs
  • Redefined roles for people, process & technology
  • Managing complexity of hybrid environments
  • Delivering ROI

Hidden Costs


Secure & seamless hybrid cloud

The IT virtualization maturity journey

  • Burst Capacity
  • Seamless & Secure

Service delivery & private cloud

  • On-demand IT elasticity
  • Self-service & governance

Management optimization

  • Centralized management
  • Security and standardization
  • Reliability & resiliency

Virtualization and consolidation

  • Lower power and space footprint
  • Improve IT speed and flexibility
  • Eliminate sprawl & unnecessary IT
what is your virtualization objective
What is your virtualization objective?

Improving services delivery

Starting the cloud transition

Virtualizing & consolidating

Optimizing management


Improving IT delivery

Adding IT efficiency

Adding agility & automation

Changing the IT model

  • Modernizing hardware
  • Eliminating un-needed
  • Consolidating footprint
  • Centralizing management
  • Streamlining maintenance
  • Collapsing silos
  • Streamlining delivery
  • Starting the path to IT on demand
  • Adding self-service
  • Transforming cost model
  • Connecting on- & off premise
  • Moving to cloud-based models

Build strategic agility through ITaaS and Cloud

Move virtualization deeper into production

Make IT more efficient by converging & unifying


Transition to secure & seamless hybrid cloud

trust dell your virtualization specialist
Trust Dell – your virtualization specialist

Go on to create a fully dynamic data center

optimize with intelligent infrastructure from dell
Optimize with intelligent infrastructure from Dell

Integrated systems

Best-of-breed technology + complete solution + seamless management

  • Servers
  • Virtualization optimized: 376% more VMs
  • Switch independent partitioning: 10GbE into 8 virtual NICs
  • Fail-safe embedded hypervisors: Only vendor to have built-in hypervisor fault tolerance
  • Storage
  • The best TCO in the industry: Save up to 80%
  • Transparent Perpetual Data Optimization – Improved VM performance
  • Protect your entire infrastructure in minutes, not hours:Near-zero recovery time objective
  • Networking
  • Virtual Network Architecture: Delivers better virtual network traffic
  • Open automation framework: VM awareness simplifies management, ending bottlenecks
  • End IT silos: Embedded virtual server networking functionality

End-to-end offering

Consulting Services

Services & software

results driven innovation
Results-driven innovation

Dell Active System


Intelligent orchestration




  • Automate and streamlines steps: Active System Manager



fewer steps from“power on toproduction”



System-level efficiency


  • Purpose built end-to-end design
  • Unified support


Improve efficiency & quality


better systemperformanceper watt




Modular & scalable systems



  • Industry’s only ¼ height blade server
  • Optimized for virtualization: Blade I/O Aggregator



more computenodes per rack



Converge & unify management tasks

Simplified infrastructure management via the virtual machine console you use today

Dell Management Integrations

for VMware vCenter

Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft System Center

Server and storage lifecycle management for the most common tasks

Server and storage lifecycle management for the most common tasks

Dell M1000e Chassis Management Controller (CMC)

  • Chassis infrastructure configuration / N:1 firmware updates to blades/ Chassis cloning

Dell Repository Manager

  • Securely download firmware updates and manage a collection of updates for diffèrent workloads
plan perform b etter with service insights
Plan & perform better with service insights


management & monitoring




Virtual /



protect with solutions designed for virtualization
Protect with solutions designed for virtualization




Quest vRanger

Multi- hypervisor & physical

VMware focused

Array-based replication & snapshots

Host-based replication & snapshots






Streamline provisioning with self-service

Delegating self-service empowers users while enforcing governance

  • Organize business groups, by resources, policies, processes, and management-access by group/tier
  • Identify authorized users by each group’s specific rights
  • Provide a service catalog of available IT services and policies for managing each service’s lifecycle
  • Reserve dedicated resources for a Business Group from shared physical infrastructure





Expert guidance:

Dell Data Center Consulting

Proven approach to unlocking efficiency

  • Platform optimization & virtualization: Servers; platform consolidation & migration; HPCC
  • Networking: Optimization; performance tuning; capacity planning
  • Data center planning & mgmt: Strategy; capacity planning & performance mgmt.; data center consolidation & migration; operations
  • Facilities efficiency: Capacity; efficiency; reliability optimization; site selection; design & commissioning; energy management
  • Desktop virtualization: Virtual desktop consulting and hosted VDI as a service

Expert guidance:

Dell Cloud Services: concept to completion

The right strategy to enable your vision

  • Consult, build or run
  • Application services:Transforming & modernizing apps for cloud enablement
  • Private cloud building blocks: Dell Boomi, Dell SecureWorks
  • Modular Data Center: Hosted or built on site
  • X-as-a-Service: Platform, IT management, apps, software
  • Virtual desktop infrastructure: From decision making consulting to operational management, including pre-certified virtual desktop solutions
dell has been an a ggressive adopter of virtualization and scale
Dell has been an aggressive adopter of virtualization and scale

10 1




Saved in two years with virtualization

Production virtualization

Server utilization increase

45 4


30 to 1


App deployment

day reduction

Server consolidation

Servers eliminated


2/3 less


Of all servers are virtualized

Servers virtualized

Fewer applications

multi billion investments in virtualization innovation ip
Multi-billion $ investments in virtualization innovation & IP

Born in the Virtual Era, not adapted

Quest Software acquired

PowerEdge 11G servers introduced industry’s 1st embedded management

Compellent acquired

industry leader in unified storage

Force10 acquired networking leader vStart 50 launched all-in-one solution

M420, EQ BladeArray, Force10 MXL, & vStart 1000 launched

PowerEdge M1000e launched 3rd gen world’s most power efficient blades






EqualLogic acquired the industry’s leading iSCSI storage vendor

Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenterlaunched

Gale Technologies Acquired

vStart 100 launched pre-integrated converged infrastructure system

12G servers launched with 2nd gen embedded mgmt launched

vStart for Private Cloud & SharePoint launched

Launch of Convergence solutions & vStart for workloads

dell leads when it comes to scal ability
Dell leads when it comes to scalability




in data, footprint and price for data center and campus networks

In hyper-scale with 53% market share

To market with Express Flash with standards-based technology



To market with enterprise data center in one chassis

iSCSI storage provider




In industry product satisfaction for 12G servers

Cloud infrastructure provider

Better app performance

recognized for innovating with our partners
Recognized for innovating with our partners


Partner of the Year

Global VMware Partner

vStart Solutions


Helps customers build their Private Cloud fast

Dell delivers more revenue than anypartner

Dell SMB – for 2010

Most complete

#1 Installed

Public Cloud

Dell’s first public cloud built on vCloud Datacenter

Only partner to offer all products from the end user to the Cloud

The most vSphere certified server & storage solutions of any OEM

First & Fast

Global Solution Centers


Of servers ships with Windows

Demonstrate the full Vmware & hyper-v stack running on Dell

First with vMotion, Embedded Hypervisors, vCenter Plug-ins

dell makes virtualization real
Dell makes virtualization real

Improving services delivery

Virtualizing & consolidating

Optimizing management

Start the cloud transition

  • Simplified management of physical and virtual environments:
  • Pre-built plug-ins and connectors to Vmware and Microsoft
  • Quest vFoglight vOPs
  • Dell AppAssure
  • Simplified deployment:
    • Dell Active Infrastructure framework
    • Dell vStart for ‘plug & play virtual infrastructure
    • Pre-tested and business-ready configurations
  • Intelligent infrastructure that works with what you already have:
    • Purpose-built, virtual-ready hardware: Dell PowerEdge 12G servers
    • Virtualization-optimized storage: Dell EqualLogic and Compellent
    • Simplified networking for virtual environments: PowerConnect & Force10 supporting VNA
  • Expert guidance:
    • Virtualization assessments, tools and services
    • Data center consolidation services
    • Cloud services
recent c ustomer experience
Recent customer experience
  • Saved US $2.7M in infrastructure
  • Speed up time to market up to 200%
  • Saved ~US $328K in power
  • Eliminated 3,600 servers, reducing ~135 data centers to 4
  • Decreased operating cost of Windows server by 15% / yr
  • 30% savings per gigabyte of data storage
  • 50% reduction storage management time
  • 98% faster server deployment
  • 88% reduction server footprint
  • 25-30% reduction in utility bill
  • Less time maintaining servers
  • 21% reduction in power & cooling & 66% in space
  • Helped complete VMware vSphere planning 60% faster
  • 8 hrs/week saved in storage admin time
  • New virtual servers deployed in 1 hour
  • No database crashes since virtualization
  • 400% smaller data center footprint
  • 10% increase in performance
  • Remote recovery of servers in under 15 min.
what did you learn from this session today tweet your responses using the hashtag dellst13

What did you learn from this session today?Tweet your responses using the hashtag #dellst13

intelligent infrastructure storage optimized for virtual environments
Dell ConfidentialIntelligent infrastructure: Storage optimized for virtual environments

Lower storage costs with virtual and tiered storage solutions

  • Efficient enterprise scalability: Seamless scaling of both performance and capacity
  • Powerful & simplified management: Intelligent and automated management
  • Perpetual self-optimization: Automated load balancing across disks, RAID sets, connections, cache and controllers
  • All-inclusive functionality: Enterprise software capabilities included, no add-on licenses
  • > EqualLogic >Dell Compellent
  • > PowerVault > Dell Boomi (cloud integration)
intelligent infrastructure solving virtual network complexities
Dell ConfidentialIntelligent infrastructure:Solving virtual network complexities

Improve network performance in a virtual environment

  • Flattened network approach: Reduced network tiers and layers for increased performance, availability and resiliency
    • Better management and control from the edge: App-aware networking that moves the intelligence to the edge & closer to the workloads
    • Standardized for easier virtualization: An open standards-based approach that lets you control your strategy, eliminate lock-in and build forward compatibility – no more rip and replace

>Dell Force10 >Dell PowerConnect

Dell Confidential

Intelligent infrastructure:Purpose-built hardware

Managing and Deploying in Virtual Environments

-- Virtual to Cloud

Sales Motion Toolkit

First half FY13

PowerEdge 12G: Virtualization without compromise

  • More power packed into virtualization
  • Extremely dense memory footprint designs across the server portfolio
  • The most memory available in a blade server (M620) and a 1U rack (R620)
  • Get more memory. Get more VMs, Get more done

Bigger, better I/O options for VMs

  • More PCIe slots in dense configurations boosts overall throughput
  • Easy transition to 10 GbE speeds
  • Flexible network fabric (NDC) and dynamic bandwidth partitioning (NPAR)

Non-stop integrated management

  • Tightly integrated with VMware vCenter console to simplify VM management
  • Automatic hypervisor failover maximizes uptime
  • Servers
  • designed with
  • virtualization
  • in mind
i ntelligent infrastructure works with what you already have no rip replace
Dell ConfidentialIntelligent infrastructure: Works with what you already have - no rip & replace

Dell Managed Infrastructure Services


Dell ManagementIT-as-a -Service

Dell Support Services


Dell Quest

vFoglight VOPs

Dell Management Console

Dell plugins

Virtual platform



blade servers

Rack Servers

Blade Servers


Dell EqualLogic


Dell Compellent


Del Force10



Del Cloud Management and outsourcing

Del Modular Data Center

Dell Cloud Services


Simplified deployment:

vStart: A smarter alternative to virtual deployment

  • All the infrastructure you need to host virtual machines
  • Instant virtual infrastructure:One rack, one management tool, one point of contact, pre-optimized, pre-tested, Vmware or Hyper-V ready
  • Everything included: Hardware, software, management tools and deployment services
  • Removes the work: Easy to buy, no research, easy to deploy
  • Frees your staff for more mission critical tasks: No additional training
  • Quick time to productivity: Deploy in hours, not weeks
  • Works with what you already have and easily scalable




Dell Confidential

simplified deployment business ready configurations
Dell ConfidentialSimplified deployment:Business-ready configurations

Pre-engineered and pre-built with guides that streamline deployment and accelerate results

  • Scope before you spend:Dell Virtualization Advisors determine which configuration is right for you
  • One button ordering:Nothing else to figure out
  • Arrives ready to install & use:Includes guides on best practices, networking and performance characteristics
expert guidance dell virtualization services
Dell ConfidentialExpert guidance: Dell Virtualization Services

Expert guidance






Assessment, Design & Planning

Streamlined Optimizations

Operational Readiness

  • Strategic approach
  • Action–oriented plans
  • Delivers predictable and measurable outcomes
  • Assesses virtual server operational processes
  • Provides recommendations for improvement
  • Speeds up migration adoption rate
  • Helps avoid disruption to daily operations during migration

>Complete end to end services

> Limited duration, high impact

> Clear phases and decision points

> Flexible, modular approach