Dell Beefs Up Servers
From news of virtual servers to news of real servers -- Dell's giving its PowerEdge
servers more horsepower
The PowerEdge R900 rack server is at the top of the line. This model is designed
for enterprise-level data centers and powered by Intel's new Penryn chip (see
entry). The new and improved line also includes the PowerEdge R200 and PowerEdge
T105 servers. The R200 is suited for cluster and network computing, while the
T105 is an entry-level system targeted toward small businesses.
You'll also be able tell a lot more about Dell's servers just by their name.
The new naming convention will indicate server type (T for tower, M for modular
or R for rack). It'll also indicate the number of sockets, and whether it's
Intel- or AMD-based.
Overall, Dell's intent in beefing up its servers is to make them operate more
efficiently, and to include Dell's OpenManage system management tools.
Are you in the market for some high-power servers? How are you redeploying
and reconfiguring your servers to accommodate new technologies? Let me know
your server strategy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Lafe Low on 11/14/2007 at 1:23 PM