The Power of Software – Desktop and Data Center Transformation Enabled by NVIDIA GRID and Dell EMC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

NVIDIA GRID with Dell EMC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliances
by Tony Paikeday

Hyper-converged infrastructure solutions like Dell EMC VxRail Appliances based on PowerEdge servers with VMware Horizon, seamlessly unify compute, storage, and desktop virtualization software. NVIDIA is pleased to announce day-zero support for this solution, which delivers simplified, modularized scalability and cost-efficiency, now configured with the industry’s leading platform for graphics virtualization –  NVIDIA GRID with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.

Why is this so important?  Two fundamental technology transformations are taking place in IT – (1) hyper-convergence liberates IT from the confines of hardware-centric data center architecture, and (2) GPU virtualization liberates business critical applications from the confines of physical devices and location. When GPU-accelerated virtual workspaces are deployed on hyper-converged infrastructure, customers realize these new benefits:

  • Accelerated time-to-value with faster cycle time from order to implement
  • Better performance optimized for desktop and app virtualization workloads
  • Cost-effective scale with single-node granularity, allowing customers to start small and grow with predictable, fixed per-seat cost
  • Enhanced manageability of user experience with virtual GPU monitoring enabled by our latest NVIDIA GRID software

Thanks to the power of software, a new reality is taking place – as we’ve seen with server/compute, all resources in the datacenter can be effectively united and programmatically managed in software through the power of virtualization.  Our August 2016 software release is a great example of software-enabled innovation that delivers continuous value on top of enterprise grade hardware, making NVIDIA GRID a differentiated solution in the graphics virtualization space.

Dell EMC VxRail Appliances pre-configured with NVIDIA GRID and NVIDIA Tesla GPU’s offers greatly enhanced value to customers implementing VDI on hyper-converged infrastructure.  Now organizations can deploy an infrastructure that unifies previously siloed data center hardware, incurs a lower upfront cost to deploy, and scales economically in fine grained, modular increments. With the addition of NVIDIA GRID, the Dell EMC VxRail platform is enhanced with better performance that delivers a high-quality experience for every user, unmatched density of virtual desktops per host, and industry-leading manageability. Customers can now tap into the benefits of GPU-powered hyper-convergence, to deliver a virtual workspace experience that’s as good as physical, giving users new mobility and productivity, with performance that scales cost-effectively.

NVIDIA GRID with Dell EMC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure