“HP and IBM should be very afraid – Dell’s latest PowerEdge R610 – featuring Intel’s new ‘Nehalem’ Xeon 5550 – sets new standards for rack server design.”
This is the headline I read recently from this week’s review of Dell’s new Xeon 5500 (Nehalem)-based server by U.K.-based IT Pro. The review, which you can read in it’s entirety on their site here, focused on much more than just the processor this system happens to utlise.
“The R610 has a keen eye on virtualisation, but also delivers reduced power demands and vastly improved management features with centralisation high on the agenda. The new servers also have a Lifecycle Controller, which provides features such as recording firmware versions, build level audits and options to transplant the local server’s settings to others.
Stacking up the R610 alongside the lab’s PowerEdge 1950 and you can see the front panel has been completely redesigned. The new LCD display offers a keypad for setting the remote management network address along with views of power consumption and temperatures.”
The reviewer, Dave Mitchell, also praises Dell’s design efforts with this system and the attention our engineers had in regard to cooling and fan modules. He says, “We were amazed at how quiet the R610 was during testing as we had to turn off most of the other systems in the lab before we could even hear it.”
We’re obviously quite proud of our 11th generation of PowerEdge servers and hope that our customers are pleased with them as well.
I’d like to invite you to join us for a technical discussion on Tuesday, April 14 at 1pm (central time) for a deep-dive with the engineers that were responsible for these systems. Click over to the Dell Enterprise Tech Center to join us for that discussion.