Reposted from  on January 19, 2017

Faster than a speeding data packet! More powerful than a 3.5 GHz processor! Able to conquer complex deployment challenges with a single family of appliances!

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s–

Ok… so maybe she can’t fly. But she sure knows her way around a data center.

The Xpert and her crew have arrived, and with them is a VxRail Appliance to fit every use case. Their mission? Glad you asked. Simply put, they are here to empower IT staff everywhere, starting with this video. Empower them to do what, you say? Well that’s the best part…

The Xpert crew is moving fast, and transforming IT wherever they go. And they want you to be an Xpert too. If you want to spend less time building infrastructure, and more time building your business, join us. If you want to spend less time upgrading software, and more time upgrading revenue, join us. If you want to spend less time dealing with support, and more time supporting exciting new business initiatives, join us.

Your overwhelmingly strong demand for and interest in VxRail has exceeded all of our expectations. While we’ve been working hard to continually improve VxRail Appliances, we’ve also been looking for ways to continue to support deployments in the field. Which brings me back once again, to the Xpert and her crew.

Launching today. Right now. In this very blog, is the first installment of the Xpert Video Series. In it, we’ll be tackling important subjects on all things VxRail, the first of which is drive failure. What can I say? Sometimes good drives go bad. It’s not common, but it happens. And when it does, you need to know that your hyper-converged infrastructure is not going to miss a beat. Your data is protected, your VMs remain available, and your business keeps running.

Don’t worry. VxRail has got your back. Wanna know how? Well we’re happy to show you. We’ve brought in Shannon Champion, one of the founding members of the Xpert crew, to do just that. In Episode I of the Xpert video series, you’ll get an inside look at how your VxRail Appliance handles various drive failure situations without losing data access. What’s more, VxRail can even rebuild a failed drive non-disruptively. Click below to see how it all goes down:

Don’t worry–we’ve got plenty more where that came from. We’ll be rolling out fresh content nonstop. In fact, Episode II (do you see what I did there?) in the Xpert series is slated to drop next week, so stay frosty.

If IT Transformation is your game, we’ve got a spot on the Xpert crew with your name on it. All you have to do is show up.

Until next time…