Photo - (From left) William Tan, Head of Enterprise Solutions, Dell Malaysia; Sumir Bhatia, General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, South Asia, Dell; and Foo See Han, Server Product Solutions.
Dell has launched its advanced PowerEdge 13th generation server portfolio to help Malaysian companies to address and draw value from disruptive trends such as big data, mobility and cloud and software-defined computing, said the computer solutions giant.
The portfolio, which begins with five form-factors across blade, rack and tower servers, also includes engineering suggested by customers for the widest range of web, enterprise and hyperscale applications, said Sumir Bhatia, general manager, enterprise solutions for Dell South Asia.
More than 80 percent of IT decision-makers report these factors as investment priorities for the next 12 months, according to the Future Ready IT survey, recent worldwide research commissioned by Dell and Intel, he said.
"Our customers are inundated with new pressures and challenges that simply didn't exist a few years ago," said Bhatia. "The pace of technology development and disruption is undoubtedly increasing, and many IT organisations are trying to find the right balance of rolling out technology in new and exciting ways without adding more complexity to their environments."
"By focusing on three underlying principles in our new PowerEdge server portfolio - accelerating application performance, empowering workloads in any environment, and simplification of systems management - customers can bridge between traditional and new IT models so they are always prepared to incorporate new innovations and stand up and optimize new applications within their data centres," he said.
Higher levels of automation
Enterprise Strategy Group senior analyst, Mark Bowker, said, "Businesses are in the midst of facing disruptive forces such as hybrid cloud computing, mobility, big data and software defined data centres while balancing initiatives that deliver exponential enhancements towards IT operational efficiency. Dell's new PowerEdge servers help instil confidence with IT decision makers as they invest in a broad spectrum of infrastructure to efficiently run current workloads, embrace application modernization and successfully navigate emerging architectural designs."
Dell's Bhatia said that 60 percent of IT managers polled in the Future Ready IT survey said 'they are prioritising reductions in operational complexity and simplification of data centre management with IT resource allocation.'
He said that the updated systems management capabilities in the new PowerEdge servers have been engineered to address these customer priorities, with higher levels of automation and by helping administrators to monitor and remediate data centre situations from any hand-held device anywhere in the world.
Bhatia said that the portfolio included the PowerEdge R730xd, R730, and R630 rack servers, the M630 blade server, and the T630 tower server, powered by the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family. Together with Dell's end-to-end portfolio of enterprise infrastructure offerings, software and services, the new PowerEdge servers allow increased levels of operational efficiency and flexibility at any scale for the most demanding applications and environments.
The Future Ready IT survey reported that 70 percent of IT decision-makers (ITDMs) have been adversely affected by performance issues when running applications requiring fast access to data.
Dell's new PowerEdge servers have been designed to leverage modern storage technologies that allow customers to accelerate applications by bringing data closer to the processor for increased application performance.
- With cost effective 1.8-inch SATA flash drives, the Dell PowerEdge R630 can deliver customers up to 2.4 times the input/output operations per second (IOPS) in the same amount of space as 2.5-inch SSDs.
- With the PowerEdge R730xd, Dell also provides up to 100TB of storage for workloads such as Microsoft Exchange, where it also delivers up to a 50 percent increase in mailbox size over previous generation servers.
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