Pivotal Ready Architecture from Dell Tech


Accelerate Your Digital Transformation with Pivotal Platform and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Pivotal Ready Architecture (PRA) is an appliance that’s purpose-built for running Pivotal Platform. The stack includes Pivotal Platform and VMware virtualization atop Dell EMC hyper-converged VxRail infrastructure. The solution delivers a fast, simple way to deploy and run Pivotal Platform in your data center.

  • Overview
  • Business Benefits
  • Key Features
  • PRA: What's in the Box
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Go Cloud-Native to Keep Pace

Cloud‑native patterns are a modern approach to application architecture, development and delivery that has emerged as a natural response to the changes in business needs and infrastructure capabilities. This new model directly increases the speed and agility of application delivery for IT organizations and has proven its benefits for startups and established enterprises alike. Pivotal Ready Architecture is the fastest way to get Pivotal Platform up and running in your data center. Accelerate your transformation with an “it just works” experience. PRA supports Pivotal Application Service (PAS) and Pivotal Container Service (PKS).

Pivotal Platform

Pivotal Platform is a cloud-native platform for building and deploying next-generation applications. Based on open source technology, Pivotal Platform enables your enterprise to rapidly deliver new experiences to customers by building and deploying new applications quickly. Your teams can use any language/runtime and leverage various backing services, deferring much of the operational complexity to the platform.

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Pivotal Ready Architecture (PRA)

Pivotal Ready Architecture is a tested and validated reference architecture for deploying Pivotal Platform on VxRail. With configurations for high availability, comprehensive product support, and options for object storage, Pivotal Ready Architecture is the best way to deploy Pivotal Platform on-premises.

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Business Benefits

Pivotal Platform

Cloud-Native Platform

Accelerate application development and reduce time to market
Streamline operations to rapidly respond to market demands
Achieve software-led, digital transformation
Pivotal Ready Architecture

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance

Reliable Deployment. PRA is a proven hardware and software solution.
Ready Infrastructure. PRA is built on the only fully integrated, preconfigured, and pre-tested VMware hyper-converged infrastructure appliance family on the market.
Resilient Architecture. PRA offers multi-site, multi-foundation, and multiple availability zone configuration options that deliver maximum uptime, geographic coverage, and resiliency.

Key Features

Pivotal Platform

Customers around the world are modernizing and accelerating their software delivery with Pivotal Platform. The platform is built on open technologies that enjoy broad industry momentum. Pivotal Platform pairs enterprise-grade security, scalability, high availability, and operational control with a streamlined developer workflow that accelerates application delivery.

  • PAS, a modern runtime for Java, .NET, and Node apps
  • PKS, enterprise-grade Kubernetes
  • Attachable backing services
  • Structured deployment process
  • Four layers of high availability
  • Integrated logging
  • Zero downtime updates
  • Platform security and visibility
PRA from Dell EMC

PRA provides a tested, validated reference architecture on which to deploy a highly available enterprise‑grade developer platform. Built on hyper‑converged VxRail, PRA delivers automated lifecycle management of the infrastructure, a critical element in accelerating your transformation into a digital business.

  • Pivotal Application Service (PAS) and Pivotal Container Service (PKS) reference architectures on VxRail
  • Fully software defined infrastructure
  • “Always on” highly available configurations
  • A central management console
  • Modular design that scales with you
  • Integrated backup & disaster recovery options
Pivotal Ready Architecture:
What’s in the Box

Pivotal Ready Architecture by Dell EMC is built on the Dell EMC VxRail appliance to provide a simple way to run Pivotal Platform on‑premises. Further, Pivotal Ready Architecture provides you with greater control and flexibility over your Pivotal Platform deployment, with infrastructure that allows you to start small and grow.

Dell EMC VxRail is the only fully integrated, preconfigured, and pretested VMware hyper‑converged infrastructure appliance family on the market. It dramatically simplifies IT operations while lowering overall capital and operational costs.

Dell EMC Networking top‑of‑rack (ToR) high‑density switches offer ultra‑low latency and line rate performance designed for data centers.

Pivotal Platform handles infrastructure, OS patching and container orchestration. The platform also provides built‑in tools for scaling, metrics, microservice patterns and modern stream processing, so teams can focus on activities that drive business value.

VMware vSphere® optimizes performance, availability and efficiency from infrastructure and applications, making it the ideal foundation for any cloud environment.

VMware NSX-T ® provides an agile software-defined infrastructure to build cloud-native application environments.

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