Dell PowerEdge 16G Servers Designed to Support the Challenges of Today's IT Environments
As enterprise data centers evolve and high-valued workflow environments increase in complexity IT organizations struggle to find the most performant solution that enables low TCO (total cost of ownership) while reducing their carbon footprint and not exposing critical data to new security exploits. The next-generation 16G PowerEdge servers are equipped with either Intel's 4th Generation Xeon Scalable processor or AMD's fourth generation EPYC processor which brings new industry advancements in memory with the introduction to DDR5, improvements within component communications speeds with PCIe 5.0 technology and introduces the first PowerEdge with CXL 1.1 (Compute Express Link) capabilities. The 16G PowerEdge server innovations and advancements didn't stop with just supporting key industry advancements, Dell has also introduced new capabilities focused on storage, security, sustainability and support for new technologies like DPUs (Data Processing Units), SmartNICs and IPU (Infrastructure Processing Units). These capabilities increase agility and flexibility while empowering IT organizations to address their unique challenges with confidence.
The new PowerEdge 16G rack server portfolio is divided into 3 specific categories to help customers focus on the right solution for the unique needs of their organization. The three categories include Core, Edge and Scale, each tailored to provide scalable options to fit each customer's specific need.
The Core category of the portfolio is divided up into multiple groupings of rack, tower and modular servers designed for general-purpose workloads; dense compute servers optimized for high-performance computing (HPC); specialized servers built for high-capacity storage and applications that require high memory bandwidth; modular servers designed for software-defined environments, and entry-level servers optimized for small and remote offices.
The Mainstream category aims to provide a broad range of options for customers seeking to find the ideal server solution that fits their unique workload requirements. Engineers are able to build single and dual socket mainstream server configurations with a myriad of CPU, networking, storage and accelerator options that fit their specific use cases. The options an engineer can choose from include the latest Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs or AMD's fourth generation EPYC processors, up to 24 DIMM slots for memory expansion, up to 32 NVMe drives and support for GPU acceleration solutions from NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD.
The Core category also includes Mainstream Optimized options for customers who require a full-performance enterprise server without the need for over-provisioning. The Mainstream Optimize server portfolio has targeted workloads such as virtualization, medium density VDI, software-defined storage node, cloud-native application platform, scale-out database and data analytics.
The last sub-category within the Core category includes multiple 4-socket and Acceleration Optimized solutions. These solutions leverage new technologies like DPUs (Data Processing Units), SmartNICs and IPU (Infrastructure Processing Units) to deliver exceptional performance for demanding, high-throughput workloads such as AI/ML inferencing, VDI deployments and scientific simulation. They also support Big Memory needs and multi-GPU AI/ML applications. Overall, the Core category offers a wide range of server options designed to address customers' general-purpose as well as specialized workload requirements with customizable configurations and performance capabilities.
The Edge category of the portfolio includes compute and storage solutions specifically designed for use in edge environments. These environments may include retail stores, branch offices and other remote locations where physical space and power consumption constraints require compact, low-power solutions that deliver high performance and dependable security. This category brings new products to the Dell PowerEdge line-up, such as the Dell EMC PowerEdge XR8000, XR7620, XR5610 and XR4000. These new products are all rugged, space-saving solutions optimized for harsh edge environments and feature a range of computing resources, storage options and built-in security features to enable reliable performance in edge computing applications. Customers require edge solutions that can provide high performance and low power, are easily managed, and are highly secure. The Edge category of the portfolio effectively addresses all these critical aspects, along with a variety of sizes and mounting options making it an ideal choice for customers with specific needs at edge locations.
Lastly, the Scale category of the portfolio is geared toward IT organizations with large-scale deployments that require higher levels of processing power, memory, storage capacity and network connectivity. These high-performance servers also provide advanced efficiency and management capabilities, so organizations can optimize their infrastructure to run at peak performance. Ideal use cases for this category of server include cloud, virtualization, scale-out database and software-defined storage. The PowerEdge 16G servers that are included within this category offer a broad selection of intel medium core count CPUs, right-sized memory configurations, and cold aisle serviceable configurations with front IO for simplified maintenance and service. The Scale category of the portfolio is designed to help organizations meet their hyperscale/rack-scale computing needs while providing advanced efficiency and management capabilities to optimize their infrastructure for peak performance with increased scalability and reliability.
Overall, Dell's new 16G PowerEdge server portfolio provides a comprehensive and flexible range of solutions that can be customized to meet the unique needs of enterprise IT organizations of all sizes and industries. These solutions are optimized for a range of critical enterprise workloads and provide advanced reliability, security, efficiency and management capabilities.