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Dell EMC HCI Appliances Now Available On 14th Gen PowerEdge Servers

Dell EMC HCI Appliances Now Available On 14th Gen PowerEdge Servers

Dell EMC just announced the availability of Dell EMC HCI appliances on the new 14th Gen PowerEdge servers.

With the 14th Gen PowerEdge server platform, designed and optimised for Dell EMC HCI appliances, customers of all sizes can expect even more powerful and predictable performance with even greater configurability for hosting a wide-range of mission critical software applications on Dell EMC VxRail and XC Series appliances.

 

Dell EMC HCI Appliances Now Available On 14th Gen PowerEdge Servers

Dell EMC now combines the simplicity, agility and scalability of the industry-leading Dell EMC HCI portfolio with the power and flexibility of next generation servers, designed and optimised for HCI. This offers greater performance and reliability to meet customer demands as HCI moves into core data centers and is relied on to run a wider range of applications and workloads.

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The 14th Gen Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, based on Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family, include 150 custom requirements for software-defined storage (SDS) built-in, making it uniquely optimised for HCI.

This includes improved support for SSDs in scale-out deployments; faster initialisation and streamlined data storage management; increased drive cooling for improved reliability; and, optional, common user interfaces across server and HCI platforms for Dell EMC systems management capabilities.

The upgraded Dell EMC HCI appliance portfolio offers customers significantly faster access to applications and data thanks to higher core counts, faster clock frequency, more memory channels, and faster memory resulting in up to 1.7X more processing power and up to 62% higher internal bandwidth.

Dell EMC HCI appliances include the Dell EMC VxRail Appliance family, powered by VMware vSAN and jointly engineered with VMware, and the Dell EMC XC Series, designed for customers seeking choice of hypervisors, including Microsoft Hyper-V, or multi-hypervisor environments.

These HCI appliances help simplify the entire lifecycle with advanced automation – with unique software that simplifies deployment, management, scaling, support and maintenance – making it easier for customers from day one.

 

Dell EMC VxRail Appliances on 14th Gen PowerEdge Servers

Dell EMC VxRail Appliances on 14th Gen PowerEdge servers offer more powerful and predictable performance across millions of flexible configuration options to meet any HCI use case and more demanding, mission-critical workloads in VMware environments.

VxRail Appliance customers can expect:

  • Better performance for the most demanding applications with up to 2X more IOPS (input/output operations per second), and more than 2x faster response times
  • Highly dependable performance with 9x more predictable response times sustained at sub-one millisecond
  • More options for perfectly right-sized deployments with millions more configurations including more processor options, new SATA SSDs, additional network connectivity options, and more GPU expansion to precisely match customers’ HCI requirements without over provisioning
  • Software-defined NAS support with Dell EMC Isilon SD Edge for remote office or edge-to-core file deployments, joining VxRail’s remote replication, cloud object storage and manageability capabilities

 

Dell EMC XC Series Appliances on 14th Gen PowerEdge Servers

Dell EMC XC Series on 14th Gen PowerEdge servers enables higher performance for workloads, faster networking speeds and new NVMe/SSD configurations.

More specifically, with the new Dell EMC XC Series appliances, customers can expect:

  • Increased performance for compute intensive workloads with up to 50% additional cores per appliance
  • Up to 93% increased compute capability for workloads with storage density as a primary need
  • Expanded use cases in VDI environments for sophisticated compute needs with up to 50% more GPU power

 

Dell EMC HCI Appliances Availability

  • Dell EMC VxRail Appliances on Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers are orderable today and will be generally available starting December 12, 2017.
  • Dell EMC XC Series models XC640, XC740xd and XC740 on Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers are generally available today.

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Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th Generation Servers Launched

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 July 2017Dell EMC is announcing worldwide availability for its next generation of the world’s bestselling server to help customers of all sizes fuel their IT transformation initiatives. Recently previewed at Dell EMC World 2017, the award-winning design of the new 14th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio forms a scalable, automated and secure compute platform for traditional and cloud-native applications, designed for new Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

 

Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th Generation Servers

With its scalable business architecture, intelligent automation and integrated security, the new Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation server portfolio delivers on these desired benefits. PowerEdge servers, the bedrock of the modern data centre, enable customers to push innovation further and faster to achieve their IT transformation goals.

The scalable business architecture of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers helps customers efficiently meet their changing business needs with enhanced performance capabilities for traditional, virtualised and cloud-native workloads in a software-defined data centre. The new Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio, highly optimised for non-volatile memory express (NVMe), helps 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 IOPS1 and up to 98% less database latency in a VMware vSAN cluster
  • Faster and seamless live migration of virtual machines now up to 58% faster with up to 75% less CPU usage when using 25GbE with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)
  • Faster storage performance in compute to maximise application performance with up to six times more NVMe drives, up to five times total flash storage, 30% more input/output slots and 25% density improvement

Intelligent automation in Dell EMC PowerEdge servers enable IT professionals to focus on mission-critical tasks that drive greater customer and business value. Specifically, OpenManage Enterprise with a powerful RESTful API offers tools for automating deployment, updates, monitoring and maintenance. The new, more powerful OpenManage Enterprise management console offers users:

  • Easy server lifecycle management from deployment to retirement and repurposing with enhanced Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC9). It gives 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% faster PowerEdge server issue resolution using ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist proactive and predictive technology

Dell EMC believes that integrated security is integral to compute and should not require extra licensing fees. Dell EMC pioneered root of trust within its PowerEdge servers for the past two generations. A robust cyber-resilient architecture enables customers to protect, detect, recover and retire PowerEdge servers via:

  • Cryptographically trusted booting that anchors end-to-end server safety and overall data centre security. It includes features like silicon-based root of trust, Intel Boot Guard protection, signed firmware and automatic BIOS recovery and the new OpenManage Enterprise as a virtual console delivers enhanced server safety while offering customers operational flexibility
  • System Lockdown, a capability unique to PowerEdge, helps secure any system configuration from malicious or unintended changes while alerting users to any attempted system changes
  • System Erase, which allows users to easily retire or repurpose their 14th generation PowerEdge servers by securely and quickly wiping data from storage drives and other embedded non-volatile memory

In collaboration with Intel, Dell EMC is bringing Intel Xeon Scalable processors to Dell EMC PowerEdge14th generation servers. With 27% more CPU cores and 50% more memory bandwidth6, Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation server customers can accelerate performance of business critical applications and workloads. 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 centre 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. R740 enables up to 50% more VDI users per server8 and up to 50% more GPU accelerator support for Hadoop analytics9
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R740XD – This 2U/2S platform is 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 co-location 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. The PowerEdge R940 can save up to US $600,000 in Oracle Licensing costs10 and performs up to 44% faster in a SAP SD Sybase Environment11
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge M640 and FC640 – Unparalleled modular serves 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. Maximises density, scalability and energy efficiency per unit in a 2U/8S Modular platform
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PowerEdge servers are also the bedrock of Dell EMC solutions. Dell EMC’s industry-leading solutions and platforms also will benefit from the power and security of this new generation of PowerEdge servers. The servers will be embedded in storage and data centre appliances, hyper-converged appliances and racks, hybrid cloud platforms, ready nodes, bundles and other Dell EMC solutions.

These integrations go deeper than simply running software on hardware. With industry-leading hardware and software in its broader enterprise portfolio, Dell EMC is able to allow the software management stack insight into the hardware to optimise performance, as well as deeply test and validate them together.

The new servers will be the foundation of Dell EMC solutions that used the previous generation of PowerEdge such as VxRail Appliances, VxRack Systems, XC Series, vSAN ReadyNodes, ScaleIO Ready Nodes, IsilonSD Edge and ECS (Elastic Cloud Storage). Additionally, it will be available in many new Dell EMC solutions and platforms, including Data Domain Appliance, CloudArray, Ready Bundles, Ready Systems, Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, Dell EMC Native Hybrid Cloud and Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack.

 

Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th Gen Server Availability

  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R940, R740, R740xd, R640, and C6420 are now available worldwide.
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge FC640 and M640 will be available later in 2017.
  • Dell EMC solutions based on new PowerEdge servers will become available worldwide throughout the second half of 2017.

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