Dell Delivers Performance To Enterprise ClientsBy: Shawn Hess - March 7, 2012
Yesterday Dell introduced seven new rack and tower servers that are powerful, efficient and innovative. Optimized for collaboration and high-performance computing these are sure to change industry standards for enterprise data management solutions.
Brad Anderson, President of Enterprise Solutions Group at Dell comments on the new additions to their lineup:
“Dell designed the new PowerEdge servers with input gathered from more than 7,700 customer interactions in 17 countries across four continents,”
“Our customers told us that they need end-to-end solutions to handle the complex workload problems they face every day. As such, we built our new generation of servers, systems management and workload solutions to address the needs of business end users who require maximum performance to run mission-critical applications and IT departments which demand more efficient, secure and reliable operations.”
Here’s a list of models that incorporate the latest and greatest technology from Dell for enterprise customers:
* PowerEdge R820,
Here’s what Dell promises in the way of efficiency with their new servers:
* Reclaim time with agent-free monitoring of over 400 sensors, including memory, RAID, storage and network devices, in multivendor operating system and hypervisor environments without installing software agents or drivers, which can save up to $2.5 million in server maintenance.
* Deploy servers quickly with new bare-metal deployment and provisioning that requires up to 86 percent less engineer time and up to 86 percent fewer manual steps2.
Help improve productivity with the enhanced Lifecycle Controller Log – significant improvements using Dell’s 11th generation embedded server management features saved Virtacore3 up to 43 days of system administrator time per year.
* Remotely enable and configure an extensive selection of network components delivered with PowerEdge 12th generation servers.
* Customize solutions with a new library of more than 65 scripts leveraging industry standard protocols.
* Dell and partners Microsoft, VMware and BMC have integrated iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller 2.0 with their systems management frameworks to provide mutual customers the benefits of automated one-to-many embedded management features while preserving their existing IT investments and processes.
Next here’s a list of innovations that they claim help them achieve optimized efficiency:
* Increase performance per watt up to 101 times over Dell servers ten years ago, enabling large data centers to save up to $1.8 million per year on server power alone.
* An expanded Fresh Air offering for all PowerEdge 12th generation servers, based on customer feedback. Operate up to the highest excursion temperature (113° F/45°C) warrantied in mainstream servers in the industry and save up to an estimated (US) $3,000,000 in capital savings.
* Server fans in the R720 and T620 models that use less energy to cool the system than it takes to power a nightlight.
* OpenManage Power Center – leveraging Node Manager developed by Dell and Intel – controls and optimizes energy usage at the server, rack, row and room level from a single interface.
* The industry’s first power supply unit to be awarded the highest level of energy efficiency, the Titanium certification, based on independent testing by 80 PLUS.
* The ability to pack in up to 300 percent more SQL Virtual Machines per rack for higher data center utilization compared to previous generation Dell servers4.
* The unique Select Network Adapter portfolio to protect investments with a choice of networking I/O, connection speed – including 10GbE, across the portfolio – and vendor, without using a valuable PCI slot all deeply integrated with iDRAC7 with Lifecycle controller 2.0.
* New all-in-one appliances built on PowerEdge 12th generation servers. Dell vStart for Dell Private Cloud, including Dell VIS Creator software, enables IT and business end users to accelerate application and IT service delivery. The Dell Quickstart Data Warehouse Appliance, which is based on the new Dell PowerEdge servers, will be the first data warehouse appliance available on Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and will help mid-market and departmental users easily organize, access and analyze data, enabling them to make more informed decisions.
Here’s some commentary on Dell’s new servers from Matt Eastwood, VP & GM of Intel’s Datacenter Infrastructure Group:
“Today’s IT organizations are balancing pressures to become more energy efficient and stretch existing manpower further, while supporting ever increasing amounts of data. Customers are looking to make server hardware investments that deliver the best of management and performance. The 12th Generation PowerEdge servers build on Dell’s early lead in introducing embedded systems management into x86 servers with new features designed to streamline and automate data center operations.”
So if you’re looking to upgrade your technology infrastructure, you should check these new machines out. They could help you stretch your budget a little further and possibly expand your data management capabilities. A little investigation could help you identify unforeseen values.