Dell Technologies is expanding its server portfolio with a new generation of 13 Dell PowerEdge servers designed to increase performance and reliability for data centers, public clouds and edge locations.
The new generation of PowerEdge servers with 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors include Dell software and technical enhancements such as a new Smart Flow design that improves energy and cost efficiency. The comprehensive capabilities of Dell APEX will help organizations with an as-a-service approach. As a result, IT operations become more efficient and at the same time minimizes risk, according to Dell.
“Customers come to Dell for easy-to-manage, yet sophisticated and efficient servers for their mission-critical workloads,” said Jeff Boudreau, president and general manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell Technologies. “Our Dell PowerEdge servers offer unparalleled innovation that raises the bar in energy efficiency, performance and reliability. At the same time, they simplify the implementation of a Zero Trust approach for greater security throughout the IT environment.”
The new Dell PowerEdge servers are designed to meet the needs of demanding workloads, from artificial intelligence and analytics to large databases. Announced in November 2022, the expanded portfolio – which includes PowerEdge XE servers with NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs and the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite for a full-stack production AI platform – builds on advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
New servers for cloud service providers
The introduction of the Dell PowerEdge HS5610 and HS5620 provides optimized custom solutions for cloud service providers managing large multi-vendor data centers. These new 2-socket servers are available in both 1U and 2U variants with cold-repairable configurations. They can be equipped with Dell Open Server Manager, an OpenBMC-based solution that simplifies multi-vendor fleet management.
Better performance and easier control
The new generation of PowerEdge servers offer better performance. The Dell PowerEdge R760 provides up to 2.9x more AI inference on 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel Deep Learning Boost and Intel Advanced Matrix Extensions. The PowerEdge R760 enables 20% more VDI users4 and 50% more SAP users on a single server compared to the previous generation of servers3. PowerEdge systems can be ordered with NVIDIA Bluefield-2 compute units to provide additional offloading, acceleration and workload isolation capabilities, ideal for energy efficiency for private, hybrid and multicloud deployments.
Dell monitoring software enhancements and new services make server management even easier:
Dell CloudIQ – Dell software combines proactive monitoring, machine learning and predictive analytics while providing a comprehensive view of servers, regardless of where they are located. The updates include server performance prediction improvements, various maintenance fixes, and new virtualization visualization.
Dell ProDeploy Services – The Dell ProDeploy Factory Configuration service provides pre-installed and configured PowerEdge servers with the customer’s preferred operating system, hypervisor software, and RAID, BIOS and iDRAC settings. The Dell ProDeploy Rack Integration service delivers PowerEdge servers in rack and network configurations for immediate deployment, ideal for businesses expanding their data center environment or undergoing IT modernization.
Dell iDRAC9 – As customers seek greater server automation and intelligence, Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) simplifies the deployment and diagnostics of Dell systems. iDRAC includes features such as certificate expiration notification, telemetry for Dell consoles, and GPU monitoring.
Designed for durability
Dell PowerEdge Servers is designed with sustainability in mind. They provide customers with up to three times better performance compared to 14th generation PowerEdge servers with Intel Xeon Scalable processors introduced in 2017. This results in less space requirements and more powerful and efficient technology in all systems.
Key highlights include:
Dell Smart Flow Design – A new feature in the Dell Smart Cooling suite increases airflow and reduces fan power by up to 52% compared to previous generation servers.6 Smart Flow Design supports better server performance with less power required for more efficient data centers.
Dell OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager 3.0 software – Customers can better manage efficiency and cooling goals, monitor carbon emissions and set energy caps up to 82% faster to reduce overall energy consumption. With the enhanced sustainability metrics tool, customers can determine overall server utilization, virtual machine power consumption, water cooling leak detection, and more.
Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) – Four Dell PowerEdge servers will be available with the EPEAT Silver label, and 46 systems will receive the EPEAT Bronze label. EPEAT is a leading global approval mark for the technology sector’s products and services that demonstrate responsible purchasing decisions.
“Today’s modern data center requires continuous performance improvements for complex workloads like AI, ML and VDI,” said Kuba Stolarski, research director, IDC Enterprise Infrastructure Practice. “As data center operators try to keep up with the demand from these resource-intensive workloads, they also need to prioritize environmental and security goals. With the new Smart Flow design combined with enhancements to power and cooling management tools, Dell offers organizations significant improvements in efficient server operation – in addition to the performance improvements of its latest generation of servers.”
The next generation of PowerEdge servers accelerates the adoption of Zero Trust in organizations’ IT environments. The devices constantly verify access and assume that every user and every device is a potential threat. Supply chain security is verified from design to delivery. In addition, multi-factor authentication and integrated iDRAC authenticate users before they gain access.
A secure supply chain also enables customers to promote their Zero Trust approach. Dell Secured Component Verification (SCV) provides cryptographic component verification, extending supply chain security all the way to the customer location.
A scalable, modern IT experience
Customers seeking OpEx flexibility can use PowerEdge servers on a subscription basis through Dell APEX. Using advanced data collection and processor-based hourly measurement, customers can take a flexible approach to avoid the high costs that can be associated with purchasing a larger amount of IT resources for actual use.
Later this year, Dell Technologies will expand its Dell APEX portfolio to offer bare-metal computing services on premise, at the edge or at colocations. The services will be available via a monthly subscription. They are easily configured through the APEX console, providing customers with scalable and secure resources to meet their workload and IT needs.
“4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors have the most built-in accelerators of any CPU on the market to help maximize performance efficiency for real-world applications, especially those powered by AI,” said Lisa Spelman, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Intel Xeon products. “With the latest generation of Dell PowerEdge servers, Intel and Dell continue our strong partnership, delivering innovations that create real business value while incorporating industry-leading scalability and security that customers demand.”
The Dell PowerEdge R760 will be available worldwide in February 2023.
The Dell PowerEdge HS5620 and HS5610 will be available worldwide in April 2023.
Additional Dell PowerEdge servers will be available worldwide in the first half of 2023.
ProDeploy Factory Configuration is available worldwide and ProDeploy Rack Integration is available in the US.
Dell APEX compute services are planned for the second half of 2023.