Dell Technologies Refreshes the Power Edge Portfolio

With data growing exponentially and remote working being practised by most organisations globally, the ability for compute systems to deal with the demands of the present and future needs to be addressed. For Dell Technologies, ensuring their customers are able to work on their data and workloads wherever they reside is a prerogative.
The Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio is the world’s best-selling server portfolio and has already been providing the solutions needed for businesses. Now, to cater to the demands of agility, speed and automation, Dell Technologies refreshes its Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio with 17 next-generation servers, enabling companies to analyse and take action on data wherever it resides.
Considered its most powerful and secured server portfolio, the new servers are charting the path towards autonomous infrastructure to offer greater IT efficiency, embrace AI and address the demands of IT at the edge.
According to Chris Kelly, Vice President, Data Center and Compute for Asia Pacific and Japan at Dell Technologies, the new platforms have been engineered to deliver truly adaptive compute capabilities and enable intelligent systems that will create an autonomous compute infrastructure optimised for modern applications – however demanding or complex those may be. 
At the same time, Chris explained that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a silver lining of sorts in the digital transformation journey for organisations. With 75% of enterprise data expected to be processed outside a traditional centralised data centre or cloud by 2025, organisations are going to require massive compute power on the edge. And this is where Dell comes in to assist companies.
Chris pointed out that 53% of companies have implemented some form of AI or are in the process of doing so. And while data privacy and cybersecurity are still the main barriers to digital transformation, the growth in transformation shows that companies are still wanting to transform faster.
To address the needs of organisations today, Ravi Pendekanti Senior Vice President, Server & Networking Portfolio Management at Dell Technologies said the new server portfolio is built and focused on three main pillars:

  • Adaptive compute – built with the latest advances to enable workloads and business requirements for the present and future. Agility in adapting to changes of workloads as and when needed based on business requirements. Encompassing a wide range of use cases from new workloads around the cloud and AI/ML to more traditional workloads around big data and virtual desktop infrastructure.
  • Autonomous compute infrastructure – uses intelligent systems to deliver outcomes based on business priorities and enables IT teams to have freedom in managing them. The aim is to rely on as little human intervention as needed so that IT teams can work on innovating other areas. It also helps businesses adapt to changing environments, enables rapid digital transformation and positions you to grow, scale and evolve.
  • Proactive resilience - added cybersecurity enhancements across the entire portfolio helping businesses establish and maintain a secure IT ecosystem, from the edge to the hybrid cloud.

The new servers include a mix for an optimised platform on specific workloads. They include those designed for specialised edge and telecom workloads, specialised for GPU optimisation, rack servers, the C series and the modular compute sled. Interestingly, Ravi added that customers in Asia Pacific are looking mostly at modular servers.

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With performance optimised, Ravi also pointed out some of the design innovations of the servers.

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You can read more about the 17 new servers in their news releases published here.

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