By Mark Sutton
Servers, workstations, storage, services and management solutions released in Dell's biggest ever enterprise product launch
Dell announced its biggest ever launch of enterprise solutions on Thursday, with the release of a range of solutions to improve efficiency and performance for enterprises.
The launch includes five new blade servers, five enterprise hardware solutions, three workstations, a new management console and six services offerings.
“We have never had such a big portfolio of enterprise products launch at the same time. We are launching twenty new enterprise products, ranging from server blades, workstations, management, storage - we are launching all of these to satisfy the requirements of our customers,” said Mohamed Halawa, enterprise marketing manager, Dell.
“If you look at any CIO’s agenda today, on top of everything, everyone is talking virtualization, everyone is talking green IT, everyone is talking about highly efficient servers. In a difficult economic situation, all CIOs are looking into how they can optimize their efficiency, and make more of what they have now. And this is what we as Dell, have listened to our customers and started bringing these technologies into our servers,” he added.
The launch includes the eleventh generation of Dell PowerEdge servers and Precision workstations, powered by Intel’s latest Nehalem generation of Xeon processors. The servers include features for low power consumption, optimal virtualisation, system management, and usability capabilities.
The new portfolio also includes Dell’s Equalogic PS6000 storage array, which now includes support from Microsoft Hyper-V and boasts a five minute deployment time, and 91% improvement in write speed and 29% in read speed from the previous PS5000 version.
The hardware is also complemented by the Dell Management Console, which provides a single console to monitor and manage Dell servers, storage, clients and third party vendor hardware. Dell estimates that the DMC combines the equivalent functions of nine separate HP consoles, giving users a much easier way to manage hardware. DMC will come bundled with servers or available as download to customers.
The final part of the release is an extended services offering for the Middle East, which includes modular services for business and home users. The new services will include data centre consulting, systems management consulting and support delivered through a SaaS model. Dell will also build a network operations centre in Egypt to help with provision of support in the region.