VxRack™ System 1000 consists of hyper-converged rack-scale engineered systems, with integrated networking, to achieve the scalability and management requirements of traditional and cloud native workloads. The VxRack family is purposely designed to enable customers to quickly deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service and/or Private Cloud architectures. The VxRack System tightly integrates the hardware with the software and management layer.

The result is a fully tested, pre-configured, hyper-converged system with automated provisioning, simplified management and robust reporting capabilities at data center and Service Provider scale. The VxRack System supports the deployment of a variety of application workloads allowing IT to rapidly deliver new services while improving overall agility and efficiency.


VxRack System 1000 is powered by Intel® Xeon® processors and integrated with Dell PowerEdge Servers to enable additional use cases while providing more flash capacity. More than 20 new configurations are available, providing the flexibility to add compute-heavy, storage-heavy or balanced configurations (in both all-flash and hybrid models) as needed to match workload requirements. Benefits include better all-flash economics with 2.5X more usable flash capacity compared to previous versions. The latest Intel Broadwell processors also provide 40% more CPU performance without increasing footprint or cost. Lastly, improved application acceleration with SanDisk DAS Cache helps reduce latency and improves performance of I/O-intensive applications. With Dell PowerEdge integration, VxRack System 1000 now delivers the entire hyper-converged stack, from software through servers, enabling organizations to rapidly deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service and/or Private Cloud architectures on top of a rack-scale hyper-converged system while reducing risk.

The Dell EMC transformation comes to VxRail


VxRack FLEX powered by Dell EMC ScaleIO virtualizes the internal node's direct-attached storage into a shared network-based block storage that is similar to SAN storage.

  • Utilizes Dell EMC ScaleIO for a fully functional software-defined enterprise grade SAN using Dell PowerEdge Servers
  • Creates a flexible foundation for delivering IaaS at scale
  • Start small and grow to extreme scale (1000+ nodes)
  • Hyper-visor agnostic


VxRack SDDC powered by VMware providing the easiest path to a VMware software defined data center and support for a wide variety of enterprise workloads.

  • Enables a foundation for a VMware private cloud
  • Start small and scale incrementally to hundreds of nodes
  • Enhanced network and security capabilities with VMware NSX™
  • New SDDC Manager for single pane of glass management

Hyper-Converged backed by the Dell EMC experience

Ultimate agility and simplicity, accelerating time-to-value

VxRack System 1000 Series has a modular design and provides flexibility to add units incrementally — so you can rapidly deploy the infrastructure you need, at scale. As a natural continuum of the VCE Vscale™ Architecture, the VxRack System 1000 Series and existing Dell EMC systems accelerate data center transformation. With VxRack System 1000 Series, you’ll enjoy rapid time-to-value and simplify IT management — avoiding applications and operational silos.

Integrated rack-scale fabric

Architected for extreme scalability, VxRack System 1000 pre-integrates a Cisco rack-scale spine-and-leaf network fabric. This is a distinct advantage at scale versus hyper-converged appliances that leave the networking domain outside the system and support boundary.

Simple to manage, upgrade, and sustain

Like other Dell EMC systems, VxRack System 1000 products are engineered, manufactured, managed, supported, and sustained as one by Dell EMC. The Release Certification Matrix (RCM) validation and Dell EMC Support for all VxRack System 1000 Series components help mitigate risk and give you ongoing peace of mind.

Start small and grow big

VxRack System 1000 gives you flexibility to design and implement software defined data centers based on your application needs, budget, and growth demands. With VxRack System 1000, you can start with a deployment as small as four nodes to meet today’s demands, and expand up to 1,000+ nodes for future needs. You can adjust compute and storage resources linearly or independently in line with the business.

Optimize Data Protection for VxRack Systems

Provide the right level of protection for each application with VCE Integrated Data Protection for VxRack Systems. These pre-validated, factory-integrated systems provide a more cost-effective, simpler data integrity approach backed by full support for the entire infrastructure, including your choice of data protection options:

  • Data Domain and Avamar for daily backups and compliance archiving
  • RecoverPoint for replication