Dell expands relationship with VMware

Taken from Information Week:

Dell on Monday began revealing its plans for the enterprise virtualization market, disclosing an expanded partnership with VMware Inc.
Dell will use VMware software to enable single physical servers to act as two or more separate or “virtual” systems. The platform will be deployed on Dell two- and four-processor servers.

The partnership with VMware will enable Dell to expand on its strategy of creating two- and four-processor server offerings that can scale up to meet performance demands of customers, as opposed to solutions by competitors that are geared to scaling up to higher performance with associated higher cost.

The Dell-VMware virtual infrastructure configurations, tested and supported by Dell, include its PowerEdge 6650 servers running VMware ESX Server 2.0.1, Virtual Center, and VMotion; the Dell/EMC CX300 and CX500 storage systems to enable VMotion capability; and a single PowerEdge 1750 running the VMware Virtual Center Management Server.
The configurations are available now; pricing starts at $30,579.

Now it’s evident that EMC prefers to push on the low-cost SAN solutions by DELL, instead of producing them with its own brand alone. And it’s also evident that EMC-DELL-VMware group will converge in a single all-in-one solution very soon.
Now I expect to see a new Legato (just acquired by EMC) NetWorker version specific for VMs backup with native VMware support…