Feb 132015
 

VCE 340 System Base List Price

VCE new 340 system, which features the latest VNX-2 multiprotocol storage arrays from EMC, and Cisco’s c240 blades for its Unified Computing System. The Vblock 340 has a starting list price of $715,000 and is shipping now according to a VCE spokesperson.

VCE will ship another Vblock Specialized System, this time for high-performance databases, in the fourth quarter. This system will consist of EMC’s VNX or VMAX arrays with Fully Automated Storage Tiering and Cisco UCS servers with server-side Flash cache.

Pricing for the Vblock Specialized Systems will not be available until the fourth quarter. In general, Vblocks can cost anywhere from $180,000 to just under $1 million.

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 February 13, 2015  VCE
Feb 132015
 

VCE Vblock 100 pricing for SMB

The Vblock System 100 is targeted for use in remote or branch offices and comes in two models. The Vblock System 100 Model BX comes in a 24U half-rack and has three UCS C220 M3 servers, two Catalyst 3750-X switches and one EMC VNXe 3150 platform with 6TB of usable storage. The Vblock System 100 Model DX comes in a full 42U rack and with three of the UCS C220 M3 servers, but can be expanded up to eight. This DX includes two Catalyst 3750-X switches and one VNXe 3300 with 8TB of capacity.

Both models use VMware’s vSphere Enterprise Plus 5.1 server virtualization stack. The Vblock System 100 entry price is $180,000.

VCE Vblock 200 list price

Vblock System 200 machines are aimed at distributed environments and datacenters run by medium-size companies, which VCE classes as companies spending between $3.5m and $14m each year on IT.

The machines will contain UCS C220 M3 rack servers, Nexus 5548 switches and the EMC VNX 5300 storage array. The system comes in a base configuration with four server nodes and up to 25 drives in the VNX array and a max configuration with 12 nodes and up to 105 discs in the VNX array. Vblock System 200 machines run the vSphere Enterprise Plus 5.1 virtualization stack and include the Nexus Advanced Essentials switch. The list price of a base Vblock System 200 will be $350,000.

Vblock System 300 and 700 machines will be upgraded to the latest Intel Xeon E5 processors, but will also be used with the Xeon Processor 5600.

These machines can contain the VNX 5300, 5500, 5700, and 7500 storage platforms, Nexus 5548 and 5596 switches and run the vSphere 5.0 or 5.1 virtualization stacks.

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