Dell EMC is announcing worldwide availability for its PowerEdge 14th generation servers. This new server family was initially announced at Dell EMC World 2017 in Las Vegas. With “27 percent more CPU cores and 50 percent more memory bandwidth6,” Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation server customers would be enabled to accelerate performance of their business critical applications and workloads.
The Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers featuring Intel Xeon Scalable Processors come with a scalable business architecture, optimized for software-defined data center while delivering “up to 12x database IOPs for accelerating cutting-edge applications.” Intelligent automation would speed up administration “up to 4x with iDRAC9 and 30% fewer steps to set up iDRAC with QuickSync 22.”
“The Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers improve upon the world’s best-selling server portfolio, designed to drive our customers’ IT transformations,” said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, president, Server Solutions Division, Dell EMC. “Our modern infrastructure solutions are a game changer in today’s digital economy. With our cyber-resilient architecture and performance innovations, we will enable our customers to unleash their business potential.”
The new Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio, highly optimized for non-volatile memory express (NVMe), would help customers accelerate deployment of software-defined data storage and hyper-converged infrastructure stacks with:
- Accelerated database performance and lower latency “with up to 12 times more database IOPS and up to 98 percent less database latency in a VMware vSAN cluster.”
- Faster and seamless live migration of virtual machines “now up to 58 percent faster with up to 75 percent less CPU usage” when using 25GbE with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA).
- Faster storage performance in compute to maximize application performance “with up to six times more NVMe drives, up to five times total flash storage, 30 percent more input/output slots and 25 percent density improvement.”
Intelligent automation in Dell EMC PowerEdge servers would enable IT professionals to focus on mission-critical tasks. Specifically, OpenManage Enterprise with a RESTful API offers tools for automating deployment, updates, monitoring and maintenance. The new, “more powerful” OpenManage Enterprise management console would offer users:
- “Easy” server lifecycle management from deployment to retirement and repurposing with enhanced Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC9). It would give “up to four times more improved performance in user interface and experience and a 30% time reduction” to set up iDRAC with QuickSync 22 mobile-based management.
- “Up to 90 percent faster” PowerEdge server issue resolution using ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist proactive and predictive technology.
Dell EMC’s most advanced line-up of PowerEdge servers includes rack and blade form factors.
- Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 – Ideal combination for dense scale-out data center computing and storage in a 1U/2-socket platform.
- Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 – Workhorse for demanding environments providing the ideal balance between storage, I/O and application acceleration and with superior configuration flexibility in a 2U/2S platform.
- Dell EMC PowerEdge R740XD – This 2U/2S platform provides “best-in-class” storage performance and density for applications like software-defined storage and with the versatility demanded by cloud service providers, Hadoop/Big Data users and colocation hosting.
- Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 – This 3U/ 4S platform handles extremely demanding, mission critical workloads like enterprise resource planning (ERP), e-commerce and very large databases.
- Dell EMC PowerEdge M640 and FC640 – Modular servers designed for high performance with “best-in-class” density for exceptional scalability in a blade and modular platform
- Dell EMC PowerEdge C6420 – Ideal for high performance computing. Maximizes density, scalability and energy efficiency per unit in a 2U/8S modular platform.