When it comes to your organization's technology infrastructure, change is inevitable. However, keeping up with many new use cases and computing workloads of today can sometimes feel overwhelming. As a result, many technology leaders either stick with overtaxed equipment or invest in features or capacities they don't need.
When expanding an environment to accommodate growth, the question of scalability comes to the forefront. As a result, technology leaders can be faced with some challenging decisions, such as:
Finding the Best Fitting Server:
Sometimes one must decide between investing in new equipment that can bundle features that aren't useful or simply asking more of one's already-taxed environment.
Additional servers can sometimes be inflexible regarding the processors, memory, I/O, and storage options. Therefore, again optimizing value can be a challenge.
Finding newer equipment that can accommodate existing cooling infrastructure (i.e., air cooling) can be difficult. Not every environment is ready for conversion to liquid cooling, and balancing a server's performance with power consumption is always a concern.
More and more organizations seek to level their security posture with greater cyber resilience, zero trust architecture, multi-factor authentication, and other technologies.
As organizations diversify and grow their technology infrastructure, the challenge becomes managing and running it efficiently.
Ultimately, with new user demands like AI and other applications, solution providers and their staff are fighting a seemingly constant battle to support their existing environments while accommodating growth.
Right-Sized Servers | Dell Technologies’ PowerEdge R660xs and R760xs
Dell Technologies knows that scale-out growth is best achieved in increments. As opposed to leaps in computing or storage capacity, many customers need the right-sized servers at the right time and places.
These servers offer:
Improved processing power to handle today's popular workloads like:
- Virtualization, including Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDS) and Virtual Machines (VMs) - to unlink your environment's growth to specific hardware
- Scale-out databases and Software Defined Storage (SDS) - enabling you to scale up users and necessary storage
- High-performance applications - like AI and ML
- Both models offer up to two 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 32 cores per socket.
- Fast in-memory workloads (4800 MT/sec) with up to 16 DDR5 RDIMMS
- Better data throughput and lower latency - supporting 5 I/O devices (up to 3 PCI slots, 1 dedicated PERC slot, 1 OCP 3.0) for the PowerEdge R660xs and 8 I/O devices (up to 6 PCIe slots, 1 OCP 3.0 networking slot, and 1 dedicated PERC slot)
- Flexible storage with up to 4x 3.5" HDDs/SSDs or 10x 2.5" HDDs/SSDs/NVMe (PowerEdge R660xs) and 12x 3.5" HDD/SSDs, or up to 16x 2.5" HDD/SSDs, plus up to 8x NVME drives (PowerEdge R760xs)
- Available in a 1U (PowerEdge R660xs) and 2U (PowerEdge R760xs) configuration, these right-sized servers can easily plug into most air-cooled infrastructure, enabling the data center's power consumption to match the requirements of any given workload better.
Security and Cyber Resilience:
- With features like a protected supply chain and factory-to-site integrity, security is considered in every phase of the PowerEdge lifecycle.
- Silicon-based root of trust, end-to-end boot resilience, multi-factor authentication, and role-based access controls
- Cryptographically verified hardware integrity
- Dynamic system lockdown capability
- The entire PowerEdge portfolio features recycled packaging and materials and innovative energy-usage options to enable organizations to reduce their carbon footprint and lower operating costs.
Improved Operational Efficiency:
Dell Technologies' OpenManage Enterprise Console offers:
- Simplification with an HTML5 GUI-based search engine for rapid learning, and automated templates and policies, all editable through simple menus
- A single unified solution to manage up to 8000 PowerEdge servers and monitor third-party storage devices and networks
- Automated discovery and retirement of devices
- Security with detection of drift from user-defined configuration templates
- Power Manager to measure and manage power consumption on PowerEdge servers
- Update Manager to automate updates via the Dell Repository Manager
Deploying Your Ideal Solution with Dell Technologies and UNICOM Engineering
There's no need to divert your focus from growing and managing your solution to specifying and configuring hardware. That's because Dell Technologies partners with system integration experts like UNICOM Engineering.
UNICOM Engineering is proud to be recognized as a Dell Technologies Titanium OEM Partner and the Dell Technologies OEM Partner of the Year for the fourth time in five years. Our team has vast experience helping innovative technology solution providers across the globe optimize the performance of their solutions with our unparalleled access to the latest Dell Technologies solutions and deep relationships with the manufacturer's product and engineering teams.