Dell Introduces Complete Refresh of PowerEdge Servers with Energy Efficient Designs and Embedded Systems Management
ROUND ROCK, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 30, 2009—
Dell today introduced five new blade, rack and tower
based on the new Intel® Xeon® 5500 Series processors. Dell
designed its 11th
generation of servers with input from IT
professionals worldwide to help companies do more with less by
simplifying data center operations, improving performance and energy
efficiency, and lowering total cost of ownership.
The new Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers are available today on
starting at $1,599 or through any of Dell’s more than 40,000 Global
PartnerDirect Channel Partners.
The new Dell PowerEdge servers include the M610 and M710 blade servers
for the M1000e chassis, the R710 and R610 rack servers and the T610
tower server. Dell will roll-out PowerEdge additions to its two-socket
portfolio – the T710, R410 and T410 – in the coming months.
The latest PowerEdge servers help companies enhance IT efficiency with:
Embedded Systems Management: Dell Unified Server
Configurator Powered by LifeCycle Controller is embedded on 11th
generation PowerEdge servers. This new systems management
technology radically simplifies many common IT processes such as
deployment, diagnostics, update and configuration. Unified Server
Configurator has “Instant On” integrated manageability with zero
media deployment through a single access point. The Dell PowerEdge
R710 server is 43 percent faster than the HP ProLiant DL385 G5p at
pre-Operating System server configuration.
Power and Thermal Efficiency: Dell 11th
generation PowerEdge servers are available with Energy Smart
technologies that are designed to reduce power consumption while
increasing performance capacity. Enhancements include efficient
power supply units optimized for system requirements, improved
system-level design efficiency, policy-driven power and thermal
management and highly efficient standards-based Energy Smart
Dell PowerEdge servers with Energy Smart design architecture
can save customers up to 48 Watts in energy consumption
compared to previous generation PowerEdge servers over the
lifecycle of the product. Each Dell PowerEdge server can save
customers $200 in energy costs over the expected lifecycle of
Dell PowerEdge 11th generation servers expect to
achieve the industry’s highest performance per watt, according
to SPECpower_ssj2008 results to be published on March 30, 2009.
The Dell PowerEdge M710 server and Dell EqualLogic™ storage
had a 47.5 percent performance-per-watt advantage over
competitor’s blade server and storage.2
Virtualization Performance: Featuring Intel’s Nehalem-based
architecture, embedded hypervisors, up to 125 percent increased
memory footprint and more integrated I/O, PowerEdge 11th
generation servers offer better overall system performance and
virtual machine per server capacity compared to previous
generations. Dell provides a smart path to virtualization with the
choice of hypervisor from VMware®, Citrix® and Microsoft®.
The Dell PowerEdge R710 server and Dell EqualLogic storage
supported 25 percent more Microsoft® Exchange 2007 virtual
machines than a competitor’s rack server and storage.3
Inspired Design: Dell PowerEdge servers have system and
image commonality across platforms to enable lower deployment and
management costs. The logical layout of components and power
supply placement allows for straightforward installation and
redeployment. The new PowerEdge servers have inspired design
enhancements including all steel construction cable management
arm, new metal hard drive carriers, single pull fan module and
quick release rack latching. The servers allow unprecedented
system management from the aisle with multi-layer LCD and KVM
access. The industrial design of the PowerEdge R610 and R710 was
recognized as winners of the 2009 iF Germany Product Design Award.
Lower total cost of ownership: In TCO comparisons by rack,
by chassis and by blade, the Dell™ PowerEdge™ M710 blade solution
had a lower TCO and yielded significant cost savings over the HP
ProLiant BL685c G5 blade solution. The Dell M710 had 40% lower TCO
per chassis over 3 years compared to HP ProLiant BL685c G5 blade
System performance: Dell 11 th generation
PowerEdge servers have achieved up to 50% increase in performance
over previous generation servers allowing companies to run more
compute intensive databases and applications more efficiently.
Image Management Service for PowerEdge Servers
To help simplify image management for the new 11 th
generation servers, Dell will now offer ImageDirect, an online
solution that enables organizations to securely create, deploy and
manage virtual and physical images on new Dell servers.
Provisioning servers with ImageDirect can save IT staff time.
Companies can now create and manage server images online and have
them factory-installed, enabling image consistency and quality
while eliminating time consuming on-premise manual configuration
and reducing deployment and IT staff time. Companies can rapidly
stabilize new servers into their production environment with ready
to deploy optimized configurations and minimize unwanted drift
from desired configuration states at the time of deployment.
With Dell ProConsult, Dell analyzes all aspects of a customer’s
data center needs, and provides them with specific actions to
simplify and help save costs in their data center through
virtualization of servers and storage and consolidation of data
centers. Dell analyzes their power and cooling capacity and
practices to find inefficiencies, and provides recommendations for
getting the most out of their hidden data center. New systems
management consulting and tools can improve data center operations
from server provisioning and maintenance to availability
monitoring and service-level management through asset retirement.