Dell Technologies has expanded their portfolio servers with an additional 13 next-generation Dell PowerEdge servers, designed to accelerate performance and reliability for powerful computing across core data centres, large-scale public clouds and edge locations.
Next-generation rack, tower and multi-node PowerEdge servers, with 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, include Dell software and engineering advancements, such as a new Smart Flow design, to improve energy and cost efficiency. Expanded Dell APEX capabilities aim to help organisations take an as-a-Service approach, allowing for more effective IT operations that make the most of compute resources while minimising risk.
“Customers come to Dell for easily managed yet sophisticated and efficient servers with advanced capabilities to power their business-critical workloads,” said Jeff Boudreau, president and general manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies. “Our next-generation Dell PowerEdge servers offer unmatched innovation that raises the bar in power efficiency, performance and reliability while simplifying how customers can implement a Zero Trust approach for greater security throughout their IT environments.”
New Dell PowerEdge servers are designed to meet the needs of a range of demanding workloads from artificial intelligence and analytics to large-scale databases. The expanded portfolio announced in November 2022, including the PowerEdge XE family of servers with NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs and the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite for a full stack, production AI platform builds on advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Dell PowerEdge servers are also designed with sustainability in mind, offering customers a three times performance improvement compared to their 14th Generation PowerEdge servers, resulting in less floor space required and more powerful and efficient technology across all next-generation systems.
The sustainability improvements include the Dell Smart Flow design, a new feature which increases airflow and reduces fan power by up to 52 per cent compared to previous generation servers. The Smart Flow design supports greater server performance with less power required to cool systems for more efficient data centres.
Customers can also better manage efficiency and cooling goals, monitor carbon emissions and set power caps up to 82 per cent faster to limit overall energy usage with the Dell OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager 3.0 software. With the enhanced sustainability target tool, customers can determine overall server use, virtual machine and facility energy consumption, leak detection for liquid cooling systems, and more.
Four next-generation Dell PowerEdge servers will be available with the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) silver designation, and 46 systems will be designated EPEAT bronze. The EPEAT ecolabel is a leading global designation, covering products and services from the technology sector that demonstrate a responsible purchasing decision.
“Today’s modern data centre requires continuous performance improvements for complex workloads such as AI, ML and VDI,” said Kuba Stolarski, research vice president, IDC Enterprise Infrastructure Practice. “As data centre operators endeavor to keep up with the demand from these resource hungry workloads, they must also prioritise environmental and security goals. With its new Smart Flow design, coupled with enhancements to its power and cooling management tools, Dell offers organisations significant improvements in efficient server operation alongside the raw performance gains in its newest generation of servers.”