New Dell PowerEdge servers feature five form factors

PC vendor Dell has launched the 13th generation of its Dell PowerEdge server portfolio, boasting advancements in storage, processing and memory technology as well as management tools.

According to Dell, the new generation servers are designed to help customers address and optimize an evolving spectrum of application and workload requirements, balancing price performance with a wide range of web, enterprise and hyperscale applications.

“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, in a statement. “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 centres.”

The new Dell PowerEdge servers come in five form factors across blade, rack and tower servers. The PowerEdge R730xd, R730, and R630 are rack servers, the M630 is a blade server, and the T630 a tower server. All are powered by the latest Intel Xeon E502600 v3 processors.

Storage is one area Dell has focused on improving with the new servers. Flash storage has been utilized for double the storage throughput, and flexible local storage with increased, densities, capacities and performance options is also available. Management has been improved with iDRAC8 with Quick Sync functionality that employs Near Field Communications technology, and policy-based automated uploading to configure the IDRAC in each server to retrieve and deploy firmware updates automatically.

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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