Dell Introduces Its Most Advanced Server Portfolio to Address Broadest Range of Business Computing Needs

  • Advances in disruptive software-defined storage technologies allow customers to accelerate application performance by up to 11x1 and improve economics; portfolio includes industry’s first hybrid storage server using 1.8-inch flash drives and 3.5-inch SATA drives
  • Up to 10x improvement in deployment time2 with industry-leading systems management capabilities for new levels of automation and at-the-box management; zero-touch automation reduces configuration time by up to 99 percent2
  • Industry’s first Near Field Communication (NFC) server management solution pushes the boundaries of mobile systems management monitoring and setup capability by requiring up to 84 percent less time for collecting inventory2

ROUND ROCK, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 8, 2014 — Dell today unveiled its most advanced and easy-to-manage portfolio of PowerEdge servers, designed to help customers worldwide address and optimize the evolving spectrum of application and workload requirements. The Dell PowerEdge 13th generation server portfolio features customer-inspired engineering built to optimize price performance for the widest range of web, enterprise and hyperscale applications, and features state-of-the-art advancements in storage, processing and memory technology coupled with industry-leading systems management capabilities.

Dell PowerEdge 13th Generation Server Portfolio (Photo: Business Wire)

Dell PowerEdge 13th Generation Server Portfolio (Photo: Business Wire)

The new Dell PowerEdge portfolio – which begins with five form-factors across blade, rack and tower servers – provides customers with choice in how they address industry trends including cloud computing, mobility, big data, and software-defined. More than 80 percent of IT decision-makers report these factors as investment priorities for the next 12 months, according to the Future Ready IT survey, recent worldwide research commissioned by Dell and Intel.

“Our customers are inundated with new pressures and challenges that simply didn’t exist a few years ago. The pace of technology development and disruption is undoubtedly increasing, and many IT organizations are trying to find the right balance of rolling out technology in new and exciting ways without adding more complexity to their environments,” said Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager, Dell Server Solutions. “By focusing on three underlying principles in our new PowerEdge server portfolio – accelerating application performance, empowering workloads in any environment, and simplification of systems management – customers can bridge between traditional and new IT models so they are always prepared to incorporate new innovations and stand up and optimize new applications within their data centers.”

Next generation PowerEdge server portfolio

The first of the new Dell PowerEdge servers includes the PowerEdge R730xd, R730, and R630 rack servers, the M630 blade server, and the T630 tower server, which are built with the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family. Combined with Dell’s end-to-end portfolio of enterprise infrastructure offerings, software and services, the new PowerEdge servers enable increased levels of operational efficiency and flexibility at any scale for the most demanding applications and environments.

State-of-the-art storage speeds application performance

As businesses continue to run more data-intensive applications such as real-time analytics and transactional processing low-latency access to data becomes even more critical. In fact, the Future Ready IT survey reports that 70 percent of IT decision-makers (ITDMs) have been negatively affected by performance issues when running applications requiring fast access to data.

Dell’s new PowerEdge servers are designed to leverage modern storage technologies that enable customers to accelerate applications by bringing data closer to the processor for increased application performance.

  • With cost effective 1.8-inch SATA flash drives, the Dell PowerEdge R630 can deliver customers up to 2.4 times the input/output operations per second (IOPS) in the same amount of space as 2.5-inch SSDs.3
  • With the PowerEdge R730xd, Dell also provides up to 100TB of storage for workloads such as Microsoft Exchange, where it also delivers up to a 50 percent increase in mailbox size over previous generation servers.4

The new in-server storage technology allows customers to:

  • Accelerate the most important data by offering high performance with NVMe Express Flash storage and deployment of Dell Fluid Cache for SAN and SanDisk DAS Cache.
  • Zone large datasets by doubling the RAID performance with optional dual PERC9 controllers.
  • Support software defined storage and optimized data placement by providing hybrid storage configurations within the compute node that enable tiering capabilities.

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