With the new XC series from Dell we see next step in their relationship with Nutanix, which started officially back in June at Dell User Forum with Dell reselling Nutanix's hyperconverged systems. On November 11th Dell will begin sells of their own take on this with five models based upon PowerEdge 720xd servers and Nutanix's software. Support is through Dell's ProSupport group with the ability to pull in Nutanix support as needed. All the ease of deployment, management and upgrades expected from Nutanix with the reliability of PowerEdge servers and ease of purchasing from Dell which will help increase adoption by government and educational entities whom face friction with new vendors.
A direction I've been kicking around in my head, and hopefully some Dell engineers have been as well is to build a XC model around the newly released FX server platform. Maybe there's some detail I've overlooked but it seems a perfect pairing.