Dell launches new PowerEdge 13th generation servers in Malaysia

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Dell PowerEdge 13G family

Sexy racks all in a row

Dell has released its most advanced and easy-to-manage PowerEdge portfolio of servers – built to optimise price performance for myriad applications across web, enterprise and hyperscale. It features state-of-the art advancements in storage, processing and memory technology, matched with industry-leading management capabilities.

The new Dell PowerEdge Portfolio includes PowerEdge R730xd, R730 and R630 rack servers, the M630 blade server and the T630 tower server, which are powered by the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 family.

Coupled with Dell’s end-to-end portfolio of enterprise infrastructure solutions, software and services, the new servers enable increased operational efficiency, agility and flexibility that’s scalable even for the most demanding applications and environments.

Dell PowerEdge 13G

According to a Future Ready IT survey commissioned by Dell and Intel recently, 80% of IT decision-makers report that how IT solutions address industry trends like cloud computing, mobility, big data and software-defined, influence IT investment priorities for the next 12 months.

The survey also revealed that 70% of IT decision-makers (ITDMs) have been negatively affected by performance issues when running applications requiring fast access to data.

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Cutting-edge storage

The new PowerEdge servers bring cutting edge storage technologies and a handful of industry firsts to the plate, while addressing performance needs of IT.

Using 1.8-inch SATA flash drives, the Dell PowerEdge R630 delivers up to 2.4x the input/output operations per second (IOPS) in the same amount of space as 2.5-inch SSDs.

The PowerEdge R730xd provides up to 100TB of storage for workloads like Microsoft Exchange, delivering up to 50% increase in mailbox size over previous generation servers.

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The PowerEdge R730xd also supports a higher working temperature of 40C.

The new PowerEdge servers support automated tiering, the only ones in the industry.

Direct-attached storage, for those who need more

For customers who need more storage, Dell has direct-attached storage solutions specifically developed for the new server range. The new Dell Storage MD1400 and MD1420 offer affordable storage expansion, double the bandwidth and improved perforamcend compared to the previous generation.

It also offers data security with self-encryptin-drives (SEDs) and seamless data management between the server and storage enclosure.

Dell PowerEdge 13G

Nifty new feature, powered by NFC

System management: Easier than ever

The new PowerEdge servers feature updated OpenManage system management – providing higher levels of automation and enabling system administrators to monitor and remediate datacentre situations from any mobile device.

An industry first, Dell introduces the iDRAC Quick Sync – which uses Near Field Communications (NFC) to enable administrators to easily monitor and manage server environments via their mobile device.

OpenManage introduces new levels of automation with zero-touch management automation features such as storing, accessing and deploying a Server Configuration Profile or firmware update. Zero-Touch Repository Manager and auto-updates reduce firmware updating time by up to 92%.

Open Standards

Dell’s new PowerEdge servers use open standards architecture, and supports hyper-converged infrastructure appliance platforms such as Nutanix and VMware EVO:RAIL, as well as database platforms like Oracle 12c, MySQL and Mongo DB.

Dell Windows Server 2003 Migration Service

Dell’s new Windows Server 2003 Migration Service will help businesses currently running Windows Server 2003 transition to Microsoft Azure cloud or Windows Server 2012 R2 to meet the looming July 2015 deadline for the end of Windows Server 2003 support.

Dell PowerEdge 13G

Customised face plates for server racks. Neat.

In summary

Dell’s new PowerEdge 13th Generation servers are “best of breed” servers tailored to meet customers’ unique application and workload requirements. The new servers coupled with Dell’s end-to-end expertise deliver leading performance, breakthrough I/O capabilities, enhanced server management to run traditional and emerging business applications.

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Pricing and availability

  • PowerEdge R730xd starts at US$4000.00 (available today)
  • PowerEdge R730 starts at US$3500.00 (available today)
  • PowerEdge R630 starts at US$3000.00 (available today)
  • PowerEdge T630 starts at US$2500.00 (available today)
  • PowerEdge M630 will begin shipping in November 2014

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