Dell EMC Announces New Server Hardware

Dell EMC, a leader in data storage systems and PaperFree partner, today announced the introduction of three new products to its server line.  The PowerEdge R6415, PowerEdge R7415, and PowerEdge R7425 expand the PowerEdge server line, and feature AMD EPYC processors and offer high scalability with outstanding total cost of ownership (TCO).  All three models are now available.

“As the bedrock of the modern data center, customers expect us to push server innovation further and faster” said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, president, Server and Infrastructure Systems at Dell EMC. “As customers deploy more IoT solutions, they need highly capable and flexible compute at the edge to turn data into real-time insights; these new servers that are engineered to deliver that while lowering TCO.”

The partnership with AMD and powerful server technology make the new PowerEdge offerings state of the art and especially suited to emerging workloads, such as software-defined storage.  The processor features up to 32 cores (64 threads), 8 memory channels, and 128 PCle lanes, offering flexibility, performance, and enhances security features for today's needs.  Designed for scalability as processing needs ramp up as technology moves forward, the products feature NVMe, FPGAs, and in-memory databases.  Among their other PowerEdge counterparts, the new products also offer intelligent automation with iDRAC9 and Quick Sync 2 management support.

The new PowerEdge models feature up to 4TB of storage with enhancements for database management system and analytics flexibility.  According to EMC, they are further optimized for the following uses:

  • Edge computing deployments – The highly configurable, 1U single-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R6415, with up to 32 cores, offers 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 is the first AMD EPYCTM-based server platform certified as a VMware vSAN Ready Node and offers up to 20% better TCO per four-node cluster for vSAN deployments at the edge1. 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 can improve storage efficiency and scale quickly at a fraction of the cost of traditional-built storage.
  • High performance computing – The dual-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R7425 delivers up to 24% improved performance versus the HPE DL385 for containers, hypervisors, virtual machines and cloud computing2 and up to 25% absolute performance improvement for HPC workloads like computational fluid dynamics (CFD)3. With up to 64 cores, it offers high bandwidth with dense GPU/FPGA capability. On standard benchmarks, the server with superior memory bandwidth and core density provided excellent results across a wide range of HPC workloads.

As technology demands more robust and flexibile computing power, more enterprises will find a need to upgrade their systems.  Dell EMC stands ready to meet those needs and more with the PowerEdge line.

This article was based on a February 6, 2018 Dell EMC press release.

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