This week at VMworld it has been my pleasure and privilege to help unveil Dell’s latest converged system, the Dell Validated System for Virtualization. Dell’s leadership in converged and hyperconverged systems today spans tested and validated reference architectures to precision-tuned engineered systems for use cases from VDI to big data to hybrid cloud and the broadest hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio of any vendor.But our newest system, the Dell Validated System for Virtualization, is a great example of how we never rest on our laurels. We always insist on innovating. I invite you to take a good look at this system because when you do, I think you’ll agree.The Dell Validated System for Virtualization, you won’t use like any other. Developed from the ground up with the overriding mandate of today’s IT shops in mind—to meet business needs quickly, at high efficiency, and with rock-solid reliability—we have produced the market’s most flexible converged system to date. That flexibility is key to delivering on the promise of a service-defined infrastructure that will enable and accelerate the new service-oriented IT.Flexibility is key: by being flexible in design, comprehending multiple server, storage, and networking technologies, the Dell Validated System for Virtualization adapts to YOUR infrastructure and virtualization policies instead of requiring time – and time consuming adaptation – BY you. With groundbreaking flexibility in sizing, the System drives new efficiencies and speed—because you only buy what you need. Buy as small a system as two compute nodes with associated storage, or scale it up (by as little as a single node or drive) until you reach only just the capacity you need.Or is that capacity need great? Use Dell PowerEdge FX2 modular servers and storage arrays for density in the rack, or scale out to multiple racks. All in the same system, the Dell Validated System for Virtualization, and using the same system manager, Dell Active System Manager (ASM), regardless of this wide range of architectures and sizes.Dell ASM is the one manager you use for all the configurations and sizing I referred to above. It monitors and manages the system’s health and performance as usage grows and changes, and as workload requirements or even the workloads themselves change.Come visit the Dell booth at VMworld in Las Vegas this week, or contact your Dell representative to learn more.