Dell vStart 50 Server With Microsoft Hyper-V Support Launched

Dell released "vStart 50," the third vStart configuration to date and also the first to offer support for Microsoft Hyper-V to offer customers choice at the hypervisor layer. Dell's vStart 50m is the newest offering in Dell's vStart line and the first to support Hyper-V. Using vStart 50m, customers can focus their resources on creating […]

Dell released "vStart 50," the third vStart configuration to date and also the first to offer support for Microsoft Hyper-V to offer customers choice at the hypervisor layer. Dell's vStart 50m is the newest offering in Dell's vStart line and the first to support Hyper-V. Using vStart 50m, customers can focus their resources on creating business value rather than building infrastructure, shortening their path to private cloud and with a lowered TCO.

"Specifically designed for fewer workloads, vStart 50 comes in a half rack configuration with 2-3 rack mounted servers and over 7 TB of Dell EqualLogic SAN storage configured with 2 pairs of PowerConnect switche," stated Dell.

"vStarts have been engineered to be fault tolerant with appropriate redundancies built in. Akin to its bigger brethren, the vStart 50 solution comes pre-designed, pre-configured and pre-assembled with hardware and software and includes initial deployment services to ensure rapid assimilation and quick time to value for our customers," said Dell.

Available for sale in US and Canada on Sept 20th, 2011, vStart 50 will be sold in two versions - vStart 50m with support for Microsoft Hyper-V, and vStart 50v with support for VMware ESXi.

Also, included with the vStart 50 is the 3 year Dell Pro-Support so the customers can get a quick resolution should any issues arise. Combined, these features make vStart a very compelling solution in the marketplace.

Below is a brief comparison of vStart versus HP's Midrange HA Rack Bundle, the closest competitive offering in terms of price and positioning:

Here are a copule of more vStart 50m screens: