13th Generation PowerEdge Servers: built for the future

In recent years there has been a huge shift in both the way users consume IT as well as in the way IT organizations support those users. Cloud computing, the proliferation of mobile devices, and big data trends are disrupting the way IT previously managed technology resources in the enterprise.

With today’s announcement of Dell PowerEdge 13th Generation servers we have considered what the Future-Ready IT department needs while also addressing how more traditional workloads in the data center can best operate. After all, according to a survey Dell recently commissioned with Intel, over 60 percent of IT decision makers noted that their organization relies on a mix of traditional and emerging business applications.

The next generation of PowerEdge includes a slew of new disruptions such as software-defined storage technologies that allow customers to accelerate application performance by as much as 50 percent, as well as flexible platforms and innovative architectures that enable customers to tailor systems to meet their unique application and workload requirements.

Take for example business computing needs, such as a large company requiring an ERP solution for managing assets, general ledger and accounts payable and receivable, and other such heavy transactional use. ERPs require intensive IO bandwidth to process multiple transactions at a time. By using the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 processors, enhanced in-server Flash storage, and double the storage IO bandwidth to process more in less time, we are now enabling a more seamless ERP experience.

Big data analytics is largely recognized by organizations as a way to better understand how they serve their customers and clients. However, as the name suggests it typically involves storing and accessing information that is often discussed in the Terabyte and even Petabyte level. For example, large retailers want to create better experiences for their customers by understanding their interests and anticipating future needs. The biggest challenge, however, is sorting through and analyzing the vast amount of data available to guide decisions and influence outcomes. To address this, our new line-up includes the PowerEdge R730xd, the first hybrid storage server in the industry to employ 1.8-inch SATA flash drives. These flash drives are the densest of their type.

We are excited about all the innovations currently happening in enterprise technology. The field will continue evolving and we will continue to keep pace with those changes to help our customers meet, and exceed, their challenges.

We always look forward to feedback from our customers and partners to continue innovating to meet your needs. Please follow us on Twitter, come visit us at a Dell Solution Center, or take the opportunity to learn more about the PowerEdge lineup at Dell World this fall.

About the Author: Brian Payne

Brian Payne leads a team responsible for defining the portfolio strategy as well as the detailed definitions for each offer in the portfolio. In his role, Brian collaborates across the Dell Technologies portfolio inclusive of the full line of Dell EMC infrastructure products as well as the software products such as the VMware Virtual Cloud Foundation portfolio.  Brian and members of his organization regularly engage with customers around the world to better understand their challenges and help them better understand how Dell can help them achieve their goals.  The insights gathered from our customers through these engagements coupled with primary research fuel the innovation engine for new offer development. Brian has over twenty years of product development experience at Dell.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.