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The Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solution delivers innovation and peace of mind to your customers’ evolving needs

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Submitted by Jeffrey Bausch on
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In order for today’s forward-looking companies to continue to grow, their IT leaders must be equipped with an modern infrastructure that addresses analytical and transactional workloads that power their enterprise, and does so with exceptional performance, scalability, resiliency, and efficiency. 
 
To support this, Dell Technologies recently expanded the Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solution family with new resource-dense node configurations. An all-in-one validated HCI system that leverages an integrated foundation from Dell Technologies, the Azure Stack HCI is designed with full-stack lifecycle management and native Azure integration, to deliver efficient operations, flexible consumption models, and superior enterprise outcomes.  
 
Let’s take a look at how this new development can prove to be a game-changer for your customers. 
 
Drive business innovation 
Innovation can happen anywhere. To support this, Dell has expanded its Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI portfolio to include AX-6515 and AX-7525 node configurations with AMD EPYC TM 2nd generation processors. The high-density, high performance CPUs allow IT leaders to handle challenging workloads while minimizing infrastructure footprint, no matter if they are running AI/ML analytics applications at the edge or resource intensive mission-critical workloads with high performance storage needs in the core datacenter.
 
Boost operational efficiency
To help IT become a true champion and enabler of their business, Dell Technologies has introduced factory-installed Azure Stack HCI OS across all Azure Stack HCI Integrated System configurations, removing the need for customers to install the OS on their own. There’s also the Dell EMC OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center extension, which provides management features and seamless lifecycle management using Cluster-Aware updating of OS, BIOS, firmware, and drivers. And let’s not forget the call home features for Azure Stack HCI, which helps improve the serviceability experience and streamlines operations.
 
Instill greater confidence
Dell’s new Azure Stack HCI configurations with AMD EPYC TM processors include enhanced data security features embedded at the processor-level with AMD Infinity Guard, designed to protect confidentiality and integrity of data and memory encryption. Combined with existing data protection and security features from Dell Technologies (like Bitlocker & Shielded VMs, Secure Erase & Secure Boot, Lock Server Configuration and Firmware), your customers will be able to execute their workloads confidently with top-notch, intrinsic security built across the entire stack.
 
With the combined engineering and support expertise of Dell Technologies, Microsoft and AMD, the all-new Azure Stack HCI solution offerings can deliver innovation and peace of mind to all of your customers’ evolving needs. 
 
To learn more, check out this on-demand webinar.
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