Dell EMC Expands PowerEdge Server Capabilities for Software-defined, Edge and HPC

"Packet is committed to bringing the latest and greatest infrastructure solutions to market, meeting the demands of performance-hungry SaaS platforms and Enterprise users around the world,” said Jacob Smith, senior vice president, Engagement, Packet Hosting.

 

Dell EMC announced three new servers designed for software-defined environments, edge and high-performance computing (HPC). The PowerEdge R6415, PowerEdge R7415 and PowerEdge R7425 would expand the 14th generation of the Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio with new capabilities to address the demanding workload requirements of today’s data centers.

The combined “innovation” of AMD EPYCTM processors and “pioneering” PowerEdge server technology would deliver compute capabilities that optimally enhance emerging workloads. With up to 32 cores (64 threads), 8 memory channels and 128 PCIe lanes, AMD’s EPYCTM processors offer flexibility, performance, and security features for today’s software-defined ecosystem, according to Dell EMC.

Like all 14th generation PowerEdge servers, the new servers will continue to offer a scalable business architecture and intelligent automation with iDRAC9 and Quick Sync 2 management support. Integrated security is always a priority, states Dell EMC, and the integrated cyber resilient architecture security features of the Dell EMC PowerEdge servers protects customers’ businesses and data for the life of the server.

“Packet is committed to bringing the latest and greatest infrastructure solutions to market, meeting the demands of performance-hungry SaaS platforms and Enterprise users around the world,” said Jacob Smith, senior vice president, Engagement, Packet Hosting. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with AMD and Dell EMC to introduce the Dell EMC PowerEdge R6415 which will power the first bare-metal cloud solution running AMD EPYC on the #1 server platform and a foundation of both our scale-out and edge deployments.”

These new PowerEdge servers have up to 4TB memory capacity enhanced for database management system (DBMS) and analytics workload flexibility and are further optimized for the following environments:

  • Edge computing deployments – The highly configurable, 1U single-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R6415, with up to 32 cores, would offer ultra-dense and scale-out computing capabilities. Storage flexibility is enabled with up to 10 PCIe NVMe drives.
  • Software-defined Storage deployments – The 2U single-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R7415 would be the first AMD EPYCTM-based server platform certified as a VMware vSAN Ready Node. With 128 PCIe lanes, it offers accelerated east/west bandwidth for cloud computing and virtualization. Additionally, with up to 2TB memory capacity and up to 24 NVMe drives, customers would be able to improve storage efficiency and scale quickly “at a fraction of the cost of traditional-built storage.”
  • High performance computing (HPC) – The dual-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R7425 would deliver significantly improved performance versus the HPE DL385 for containers, hypervisors, virtual machines and cloud computing, and also performance improvement for HPC workloads like computational fluid dynamics (CFD). With up to 64 cores, it offers high bandwidth with dense GPU/FPGA capability.

Availability

The new line of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers powered by AMD EPYC processor will be available to channel partners across the globe. Dell EMC PowerEdge R7425, R7415, R6415 are available now worldwide. vSAN Ready Nodes are available now with the PowerEdge R7425, R7415 and the R6415.