For businesses planning projects to increase future computing requirements, additional performance and capacity are often defining goals, but there are other key factors that can affect the project’s success. Scalability, efficient configuration and management tools, trusted security, and minimized downtime are potential outcomes that can benefit data center admins—and the company’s bottom line—for years to come. In recent tests, we found that an environment running VMware vSphere 8.0 with clusters of the latest 16th Generation Dell PowerEdge R6625 servers can offer the above benefits listed--and more.

To explore how vSphere 8.0 can simplify PowerEdge configuration, management, and monitoring tasks, we connected to a remote data center equipped with new PowerEdge R6625 servers and had full control over deployment of VMware ESXi hosts, configuration, updates, and more. We used hands-on testing, documentation, and extensive in-house experience with previous vSphere versions to evaluate some of the new management features available in vSphere 8.0.

In the environment we tested, our engineers were able to simultaneously configure and manage multiple hosts in a cluster, update hosts quickly without migrating VMs, regenerate unique security keys for cloned VMs, and remediate multiple hosts in parallel. These findings mean that equipping your admins with the latest 16th Generation Dell PowerEdge servers and vSphere technology could translate to better hardware and software performance, less IT time spent on routine management and maintenance, and less downtime.

To learn more about the benefits of running VMware vSphere 8.0 on Dell PowerEdge servers, check out the report and infographic below.