Dell unveils new technology, services, management tools and business ready solutions

  • Open and modular technology solutions help maximize flexibility for customers
    who want to innovate without lock-in

  • New Business Ready Configurations help reduce cost and complexity by
    combining technologies in pre-configured bundles

  • New products integrate seamlessly into Dell solutions for government,
    healthcare and education organizations

  • New technology solutions, services and management functionality across
    servers, storage and networking enable customers to reallocate resources from
    maintenance to drive value and innovation

Customers in the ‘Virtual Era’ demand IT solutions that drive efficiency, rapidly
deliver business value and drive innovation without locking organizations into
proprietary technology. Harnessing more than 25 years of expertise in meeting
customers’ requirements, Dell today unveiled new technology, services,
management tools and business ready solutions that preserve choice and help
customers reduce the time required to build, manage and maintain an efficient

Building off its industry-leading position and partnerships in storage,
servers, networking and services, Dell has pre-integrated the product hardware
and systems management capabilities critical to deploying and running various
data center elements as a holistic solution. This approach is designed to
deliver significant efficiencies in both OPEX and CAPEX – and deliver on Dell’s
mission to reduce budget devoted to maintaining the status quo and increasing
investment in innovative projects.

As customers look to streamline data center
operations, the combination of next-generation storage platforms and intelligent infrastructure compute models is becoming
increasingly important. New Dell EqualLogic storage products, Dell PowerConnect networking
solutions and Dell PowerEdge blade servers , all built on industry-standards,
plus new Dell Storage, Virtualization and Support Services, drive organizational and application agility –
so customers can focus on innovation as opposed to basic maintenance.

Dell Business Ready

To help customers more quickly deploy fully
integrated virtualization-ready data center solutions, Dell today introduced six
new Business Ready Configurations. Business Ready Configurations
help customers reduce the complexity and trial and error involved in deploying
virtualization projects by bringing together best-of-breed server, storage,
networking, and virtualization technologies in pre-configured and validated
bundles to ensure fast deployments. These solutions integrate with a customer’s
existing infrastructure while allowing them to rapidly accelerate the benefits
of virtualization using either VMware or Microsoft hypervisors. From customers
just starting to deploy virtualized infrastructure for consolidation to the more
mature customers looking for high availability, dynamic provisioning and
disaster recovery capabilities, Dell has a solution.

Dell’s new server, storage, networking products and services

Dell EqualLogic and Dell PowerVault Storage

  • New Dell EqualLogic PS6000XVS and PS6010XVS storage arrays combine
    the advantages of SAS and SSD drives in a single enclosure to improve density
    and performance. An extension of Dell’s expertise in automated load-balancing
    and data movement technologies, customers leveraging the EqualLogic 5.0 firmware
    can now benefit from automated data tiering within the new arrays.
  • New advancements in the Dell EqualLogic software
    architecture dramatically improves the performance and scalability of EqualLogic
    storage arrays – all at no additional cost to new or existing EqualLogic
    customers. With the introduction of EqualLogic 5.0 firmware, VMware
    infrastructures can dramatically reduce SAN network traffic for the copy process
    by over 95% and CPU utilization for the copy process by over 75% VMware vStorage initiative.
  • New Dell PowerVault MD3200 and PowerVault MD3200i storage arrays are
    ideal for small-to-medium sized businesses looking for an affordable, high
    performance virtualization platform. The MD3200 series of storage arrays
    provides up to two times the performance, host support and capacity scalability
    over the previous generation of products.

PowerEdge Servers and Systems Management Capabilities

  • Dell is introducing two new PowerEdge blades and one rack server built to help customers
    improve virtualization performance, flexibility and power efficiency.

    • The PowerEdge M710HD blade server is designed and optimized for virtual
      workloads and offers users tremendous I/O flexibility, high memory density, and
      robust Intel Xeon processing power. It is one of the only high density, memory
      optimized blade servers in the industry that supports failsafe redundant
      embedded hypervisors and hot-swappable SAS or SSD drive options to help ensure
      customers’ consolidated workloads stay up and running.
    • The PowerEdge M610x brings a new set of
      capabilities to Dell’s blade portfolio and provides customers database
      acceleration and expanded graphics capabilities by integrating powerful PCIe
      solutions like NVIDIA’s new Tesla “Fermi” class GPGPUs or Fusion-IO’s ioDrive

      • NVIDIA Tesla 20-series GPGPUs can produce the
        computational horsepower of an equivalent non-GPGPU quad-core CPU clusters at
        approximately 1/10th the cost using about 1/20th the power 
    • The PowerEdge R715 is an AMD-based 2U rack server that balances 24
      processing cores with a large memory footprint to achieve a good ratio of
      price/performance. This rack server is ideal for virtualization, workload
      consolidation and small scale database and network infrastructure deployments.
    • The M1000e chassis is enhanced with next generation power
      supplies, ultra-efficient fans, and “bare metal” chassis management tools to
      help facilitate blade energy efficiency and exceptional performance per watt, as
      well as setting new standards for usability and manageability.
    • Dell also introduced new systems management updates
      to its Lifecycle Controller, Chassis Management Controller and Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) offerings to
      help customers streamline ongoing maintenance tasks to reduce costs and improve
      efficiency. New enhancements include:

      • Lifecycle Controller can automatically configure new parts with settings and
        firmware of prior components.
      • A new dynamic graphical user interface comes with CMC including a homepage
        designed to simplify and speed up the most frequent system administrator tasks

Dell PowerConnect Networking Solutions

  • Dell is introducing the PowerConnect-J series of
    products, the first through Dell’s OEM agreement with Juniper, and other new networking

    • The PowerConnect J-Series EX8200 family provides a new scalable chassis
      solution for high performance switching and routing in data center and cloud
    • For smaller data center and branch office environments, the PowerConnect
      J-Series EX4200 family of switches leverages Virtual Chassis technology to help
      customers stack and manage up to ten EX4200 switches as a single device.
    • The PowerConnect J-Series SRX family of Service Gateway products target a
      broad range of security needs including content security, access control and
      state-of-the-art firewall and virtual private network (VPN) technology.
    • Based on Dell’s OEM agreement with Brocade, the PowerConnect B-Series
      RX-16 extends the current family of Dell PowerConnect B-RX chassis switches with
      a 16-slot, modular chassis to deliver performance and scalability for demanding
      networks with 10GbE requirements.
    • The Dell PowerConnect 8024 Ethernet switch delivers 24 ports of 10GBASE-T
      and features Layer 3 routing for data center, aggregation and unified fabric

Dell Services

Dell today unveiled new storage,
virtualization and support services to provide the expertise needed to reduce
the expense and time required to build, manage and maintain an efficient

  • Data Management Consulting Services for EqualLogic help
    accelerate the integration of the EqualLogic PS series into the data center, and
    enables customers to get the most out of their Enterprise class iSCSI SAN in
    terms of performance for application, data protection strategies and total cost
    of ownership.

  • Dell ProSupport Proactive Maintenance for EqualLogic helps
    customers avoid problems before they occur. Through scheduled assessments,
    streamlined patch management and detailed reporting, Proactive Maintenance
    removes some of the burden of routine IT maintenance, allowing IT personnel to
    focus on more innovative projects.

  • Dell Virtualization Consulting that helps drive out
    inefficiency through standardization, reducing complexity through application
    rationalization, consolidation, virtualization and automation.

All Dell PowerEdge, EqualLogic and PowerVault
products and solutions mentioned are available through Dell or any of the
company’s approximately 60,000 Global PartnerDirect channel


  • The Dell EqualLogic PS6000XVS and EqualLogic PS6010XVS will be available in
    early August.

    • The EqualLogic 5.0 firmware is available today at no additional charge to
      existing or new EqualLogic customers.
  • The Dell PowerVault MD3200, PowerVault MD3200i and PowerConnect 8024 are
    available next week.
  • The Dell PowerEdge M610x, PowerEdge M710HD and PowerEdge R715 will be
    available in July.
  • The Dell PowerConnect-J series of network offerings will be available in
  • The Dell PowerConnect B-RX16 will be available in early August.


“Dell continues to reinvent itself and stress the
importance of open, capable and affordable IT products and services,” said IDC
analyst Matt Eastwood, Group Vice President, Server Platforms. “The company is
wise to adopt a balanced approach to leverage private cloud opportunity driven
from virtualization and other transformational IT initiatives. Their vision is
clean, understandable and believable and IDC expects that it will resonate well
in the market as customers evaluate their IT infrastructure options in the
months to come.”

“Organizations benefit from Dell’s approach to open,
capable and affordable technologies that preserve choice and free up budgets for
innovation and today we are introducing several new product and solution
offerings to reinforce that direction,” said Brad Anderson, senior vice president, Enterprise Product Group,
Dell. “With new solutions for virtualization management, new innovations in our
server and storage product lines and expanded service offerings our customers
can utilize Dell for the benefits of a converged architecture – dynamic workload
allocation, faster time to deployment, seamless management – but they don’t want
to be locked into a closed technology stack.”


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