Dell Technologies has announced two new VxRail systems – including the first ruggedised VxRail model and introduction of AMD EPYC processors.

The new ruggedised VxRail D Series brings VxRail’s simplicity and lifecycle management capabilities to a compact and durable form factor, designed to withstand remote and harsh environments.

The system, featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, is 20 inches deep – the smallest VxRail yet  – and can withstand extreme temperatures, sustain up to 40G of operational shock and operate at up to 15 000 feet.

For the first time on VxRail, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors are now available in a new, efficient E Series platform.

The VxRail E Series with AMD EPYC processors offers customers up to 64 high performance cores and support for PCIe 4, that can be deployed at the edge or in data centres.

Coupled with high-efficiency power supply, these compact 1U systems are an ideal option for customers that need high-performance computing power, in a single socket platform for edge environments.

The new VxRail E665 system – available in NVMe, all-flash, or hybrid storage configurations – offers high performance in a single-socket model and is an ideal option for database, unstructured data, virtual desktop infrastructure and HPC workloads.

As the only jointly engineered HCI system with VMware, VxRail delivers a hybrid cloud approach that is simple to deploy and manage, no matter where data and applications reside.

The latest version of VxRail HCI System Software helps streamline updates with the ability to run pre-upgrade health checks on demand and cloud-based management and orchestration, enabling every VxRail cluster to be maintained throughout its lifecycle, regardless of location.

With the introduction of new platform enhancements, VxRail can support even more power-demanding applications, such as in-memory databases like SAP HANA and artificial intelligence/machine learning applications.

VxRail will now support Intel Optane Persistent Memory and NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs.