According to Dell's Future Ready IT survey, 70 percent of IT decision-makers have been negatively affected by performance issues when running applications that require fast access to data such as real-time analytics. To address that issue, Dell launched its new PowerEdge 13th generation server portfolio that is built with the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family.
The portfolio consists of the PowerEdge R720xd, R730 and R630 rack servers, M630 blade server and the T630 tower server.
The new servers are designed to enable customers to accelerate applications by bringing data closer to the processor for increased application performance, said Brian Payne, executive director of PG platform marketing at Dell. For instance, the Dell PowerEdge R630 -which consists of 1.8 inch Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) flash drives - promises to deliver up to 2.4 times the input /output operations per second (IOPS) in the same amount of space as 2.5 inch SSDs.
According to Dell's press release, the new servers will also be able to:
- Accelerate the most important data by offering high performance with non-volatile memory express (NVMe) Express Flash storage and deployment of Dell Fluid Cache for storage area network (SAN) and SanDisk direct-attached storage (DAS) Cache;
- Zone large datasets by doubling the redundant array of inexpensive disks (RAID) performance with optional dual PERC9 controllers; and
- Support software defined storage and optimised data placement by providing hybrid storage configurations within the compute node that enable tiering capabilities.
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