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Ready to Upgrade to VMware vSphere 6.5 Before September 19?

VMware's vSphere 6.5 server virtualization software promotes business agility and success in a new era of hybrid cloud computing. Upgrade from 5.5 before EOS hits September 19.

 
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vSphere 5.5 EOS on September 19

Starting September 19, the vSphere 5.5 hypervisor will no longer be supported. If you have a VMware host still running, it's imperative to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 or greater as soon as possible. 

Ensure your VMware environment is optimized with a 5-15 minute, fully funded VMware vSphere 5.5 EOS assessment or other VMware assessments from CDW. We'll identify your current VMware versions, hardware compatibility list, troublesome areas and performance improvements.


No updates will be developed/released for product designs or features after the end-of-support (EOS) date.


Compliance policies and regulations will not be fully met with an operating system that is EOS.


Business-critical applications running on those machines will no longer be supported.


Customer data and applications will be at risk.

 
Call 800.800.4239 or contact your account manager to get your free vSphere 5.5 EOS Assessment.

vSphere Resources

Build the next-gen infrastructure for your next-gen apps. With vSphere 6.5, you can now run, manage, connect and secure applications in a common operating environment, across clouds and devices, accelerating digital transformation of organizations of all sizes.

 

 

Next-Gen Compute from CDW Partners

A significant number of servers running vSphere 5.5 are not compatible with vSphere 6.5. CDW's trusted partners provide infrastructure upgrades to improve performance, reliability and future-proofing of data center environments. Whether you need to update your servers, CPU or spinning disk storage to flash storage or explore the potential of data center virtualization, our partners have what you need for a data center overhaul


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Intel® Xeon® Scalable Family

The new Intel Xeon Scalable Processor Family supports hybrid cloud infrastructures, allowing users to accelerate and consolidate critical cloud workloads.

Intel Xeon Scalable processors feature a variety of value-added features, including Intel Advanced Vector Extension 512 for accelerating performance and workloads, and Intel QuickAssist Technology, which enhances security and compression performance.

Data Center Innovation from Intel and VMware

Intel Xeon processors deliver performance and capability for customers across compute, storage and network.



 

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Cisco Unified Computing System

Featuring Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) has become a standard in IT innovation for enterprise applications including big data analytics and business applications.

The advantage of the Cisco UCS lies beyond the product level — the UCS is a software-driven architecture, delivering pervasive simplicity and operational agility. UCS allows for custom configurations to meet an organization's unique needs of its applications without creating isolated pockets of infrastructure, management, policy and security.

The Possibilities of Digital Transformation

See how Cisco UCS can help you turn the possibilities of digital transformation into reality.



 

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Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th Generation Servers

The new Dell PowerEdge 14th generation servers act as a catalyst for data center innovation, providing optimal performance and density for a variety of workloads. Intended for both traditional and cloud-native applications, these servers are powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

The Dell PowerEdge server portfolio, which is highly optimized for non-volatile memory express (NVMe), helps users reach deployment of software-defined data storage and hyperconverged infrastructure.

Worry-Free Infrastructure

Dell EMC PowerEdge servers deliver a worry-free infrastructure armed with security and scalability.



 

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Gen10 Servers

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Gen10 servers provide a new compute experience for infrastructure modernization. The new Intel Xeon Scalable processors, in combination with the higher-capacity HPE Scalable Persistent Memory, help you power the most demanding applications without sacrificing reliability or performance.

HPE's Gen10 servers include a "silicon root of trust," which allows for firmware scanning and monitoring through integrity checks sourcing from an immutable link physically embedded in the silicon. 

Security Starts Inside with HPE Gen10 Servers

From the factory floor to the server room, you're fortified from attacks with HPE Gen10 servers.



 

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Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Appliances & vSAN ReadyNodes

Achieve a software-defined data center faster with Lenovo ThinkAgile VX appliances and vSAN ReadyNodes. 

In addition to their easy scalability, Lenovo ThinkAgile solutions feature the XClarity suite of management products that provide integrations directly into VMware vCenter for a single pane of glass approach.

Looking to expand into the hybrid cloud? Lenovo offers VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) ReadyNodes that, in conjunction with VMware NSX, provide a full stack solution that can be on-premises or run from the public cloud.

Journey to the Software Defined Data Center

Disrupt the status quo and modernize your data center with Lenovo and VMware.

Redefine your data center. Call 800.800.4239 
or contact your account manager.

Redefine your data center.