Advancing and Simplifying Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) Solutions

Intel and VMware enable next-generation software-defined data center (SDDC), hybrid cloud, and virtualized enterprise workload solutions.

Partners in Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI)

For over a decade, Intel and VMware have collaborated to deliver innovative solutions that enable IT to continually transform their data centers. We continue that legacy today to accelerate Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) and hybrid cloud deployments, enabling IT to advance innovation, optimize system services in real-time, deliver business agility, improve security and control, and lower operational costs.

Optimized VMware hyper-converged solutions based on Intel® architecture bring together best-in-class compute, storage and network virtualization managed through vRealize. These solutions help simplify and speed SDI/SDDC adoption in the enterprise and are delivered in different forms including:

  • vSAN ReadyNodes – include VMware certified components, validated to work together, easy to acquire and deploy. By further selecting a vSAN Intel® Select Solution the solution is already verified for balanced and optimized performance. 
  • Dell/EMC VxRAIL – turnkey appliance preloaded with vSAN
  • Build your own solutions from certified components - tailored to meet your specific requirements

Working together, we enable optimized and unified hybrid cloud solutions, based on VMware software and Intel® architecture that enable customers to confidently integrate clouds of any type to scale and extend their businesses. Joint efforts also provide comprehensive security measures in software and hardware. These advanced solutions let IT rapidly develop, automatically deliver, and manage all of their enterprise applications.

This video features interviews with VMware, Intel, and phoenixNAP executives discussing how VMware’s use of Intel Xeon® Scalable processors in data centers.

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A Growing Partnership

Intel® Select Solutions for VMware vSAN* 6.6 offer a rapid, seamless path to extended storage virtualization with a hyper-converged solution optimized for peak performance. Learn more about optimized vSAN deployment solutions.

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Richard Brunner, Principal Engineer, and VP of Server Platform Technology at VMware, joins Conversations in the Cloud to discuss the new Intel Xeon® Scalable processors and how VMware is collaborating with Intel to deliver new data center solutions, based on the new processor capabilities.

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Read Michael Haag's blog on how VMware vSAN 6.6 supports Intel Xeon® Scalable family on day 1 - ushering in the next-generation of hyper-converged solutions that can deliver 2.5x greater performance and 2.5x greater VM density versus previous server platforms and vSAN 6.5, cutting your costs to adopt HCI even more than before.

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A validated solution built from VMware, Dell EMC, and Intel lets you deploy and manage Docker* containers alongside traditional, VM-based workloads.

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Lee Caswell of VMware discusses how vSAN is ready on day 1 to take advantage of the latest Intel Xeon® processor Scalable family to power next-generation hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).

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PhoenixNAP increases performance and security for virtualization, cloud, and demanding workloads with VMware NSX and Intel Xeon® Scalable processors.

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Guidance for deploying vSphere Integrated Containers on VMware Cloud Foundation, creating a unified platform for both VMs and containers.

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Testing the next generation Hyperconverged configurations based on VMware vSAN* and Intel Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel Optane™ and 3D Flash storage.

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VMware Virtual SAN* (VSAN) software running on hardware powered by Intel® architecture delivers a high-performance, scalable storage solution that easily scales, and helps reduce the total cost of ownership of storage by as much as 50 percent.

Discover how Intel® SSDs scale VMware Virtual SAN*

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The integration of McAfee® Network Security Platform into VMware NSX* allows IT to dynamically protect, manage, remediate, and support compliance in their SDI with next-generation Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) services. This enhances the ability of VMware NSX* to securely deliver next-generation network virtualization for enterprises.

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