Today, Dell has announced a new end-to-end IT platform, which is supposed to feature the fastest, most simplified, and most powerful tools for innovation yet. Is that true? Who knows, but they talk a good game for enterprise customers.
Brad Anderson, President of Enterprise Solutions Group at Dell elaborates on what their offering:
“Customers tell us they want a high-performance infrastructure that is easy to manage and helps them quickly deliver business outcomes. Today we are introducing a new set of datacenter infrastructure solutions that share key capabilities across our entire portfolio, from servers to storage to networking,”
“We accomplished this through a combination of strategic acquisitions such as Force10 and customer-centric engineering of our new 12th Generation PowerEdge servers and storage platforms, delivering an integrated infrastructure with a common, high-performance network fabric. When combined with the second generation of embedded systems management in our servers, Dell is delivering one of the most robust and easy-to-manage datacenter infrastructures in the industry.”
Here's what Dell promises according to their website:
The Most Powerful and Easy to Manage Servers in Dell’s History; 2nd Generation of Embedded Management:
Dell announced a full portfolio of 12th Generation blade, rack and tower PowerEdge servers optimized to run mission-critical business applications. Dell designed and built its 12th Generation servers with input from more than 7,700 customer conversations in 17 countries across four continents – focusing on their needs for innovation to deliver business results faster. The new Dell PowerEdge servers work seamlessly with Dell’s storage and networking products and deliver innovations such as:
Turning data into insights faster: Dell lays the foundation to extend its Fluid Data Architecture to the server. With Dell Express Flash, the industry’s first, front accessible, hot swappable PCIe solid state disks connected directly to the server, Dell can provide up to 10.5 times more Microsoft SQL Server transactions per second than HDD storage . Dell CacheCade data accelerator can provide up to 28 times quicker queries on Oracle Databases.
Streamlining and automating essential systems management tasks: Dell extends its systems management capabilities with its 2nd generation of embedded server management tools that efficiently manage the deployment, updating, monitoring and maintenance of server lifecycle. Dell’s new PowerEdge servers deliver bare-metal deployment and provisioning that requires up to 85.5 percent less engineer time and up to 86 percent fewer manual steps. This extension of Dell’s systems management capabilities is expected to build on functionality in its 11th generation of servers, which saved Vitacore customers up to 43 days of systems administrator time per year.
Driving energy efficiency to bring a breath of fresh air to the datacenter: Building on Dell’s history of enabling the world’s most energy efficient datacenters with Microsoft Bing and others, Dell is bringing a breath of fresh air to all datacenters with its 12th Generation PowerEdge Servers. With Dell fresh air IT equipment, a datacenter can realize an estimated (US) $3,000,000 in capital expenditures.
Do I know what this means for your business? No, I do not, but it does sound impressive. My guess is, if you're reading this, you know what it means, and you may need it. Here's what Dell has for availability on these services:
Dells 12th Generation PowerEdge Servers will be available in the near future.
* The Dell EqualLogic PS6110 and Dell EqualLogic PS4110 Series storage arrays are available today.
* Dell Quickstart Data Warehouse Appliance is now in beta and will be available in Q2.
* vStart for Dell Private cloud will be available Q2.
* Both Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions are available today.
* Dell Networking 10GbE solutions are available today.
Hopefully this announcement can help some of our enterprise readers. If you want to read more about these solutions, you can see the entire selection of services at www.dell.com.