VMware EVO:RAIL

 

Evo:Rail combines compute, networking, and storage resources into a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance to create a simple, easy to deploy, all-in-one solution offered by Qualified EVO:RAIL Partners (QEP). Thanks to its unique engine, EVO:RAIL is the simplest entry point to a VMware powered software-defined data center. Its unique architecture ensures business continuity, simple deployment, and a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

 

 

 

FEATURES:

• SIMPLICITY TRANSFORMED

EVO: RAIL enables power-on to VM creation in minutes, radically easy VM deployment, one-click non-disruptive patch/upgrades, and simplified management.

• SOFTWARE-DEFINED BUILDING BLOCK

EVO: RAIL is a scalable Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) building block that delivers compute, networking, storage, and management to empower private/hybrid-cloud, end-user computing, test/dev, and branch

office environments.

• TRUSTED FOUNDATION

Building on the proven technology of VMware vSphere®, vCenter ServerTM, and VMware Virtual SANTM, EVO: RAIL delivers the first hyper-converged infrastructure appliance 100% powered by VMware software.

• HIGHLY RESILIENT BY DESIGN

Resilient appliance design starting with four independent hosts and a distributed Virtual SAN datastore ensures zero application downtime during planned maintenance or during disk, network or host failures.

• INFRASTRUCTURE AT THE SPEED OF INNOVATION

Meet accelerating business demands by simplifying infrastructure design with predictable sizing and scaling    by streamlining purchase and deployment with a single appliance SKU, and by reducing CapEx and OpEx.

• FREEDOM OF CHOICE

EVO: RAIL is delivered as a complete appliance solution with hardware, software, and support through leading systems vendors; customers choose their preferred brand.

 

KEY HARDWARE FEATURES:

Each EVO: RAIL appliance has four independent nodes with dedicated computer, network, and storage resources and dual, redundant power supplies. Each of the four EVO: RAIL nodes have:

 

 

• One Virtual SAN-certified pass-through disk controller

• Two 10GbE NIC ports (configured for either 10GBase-T or SFP + connections)

• One 1GbE IPMI port for remote (out-of-band) management

• Apex 2800 Hardware accelerator

card for VDI offloading

• Two Intel E5-2620v3 six-core CPUs

• 192GB of memory

• One SDD for the ESXiTM boot device

• Three SAS 15K RPM 600GB HDD for the

VMware Virtual SANTM datastore

• One 400GB MLC enterprise-grade SSD

for read/write cache

SMOOTH CPU SPIKING

 INCREASE VDI CONSOLIDATION RATIOS

IMPROVE USER EXPERIENCE

Dynamically allocating resources, the hardware accelerator reduces peaks in CPU utilization and creates virtual CPU ‘headroom’, allowing CPU intensive applications to run smoothly, avoiding cases where the CPU would otherwise starve.

The more virtual desktops running on a host, the lower the cost per user. System managers can take advantage of extra CPU headroom to improve consolidation ratios by up to 2 times.

 

Coupled with a physical GPU on VMware Horizon View TM, the Hardware Accelerator increases the frames per second delivered to   the remote end point. The Hardware Accelerator delivers the extra pixels generated by the GPU.

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