The PowerEdge M1000e blade chassis: designed by our customers, engineered by Dell

Dell’s customers were right again.  They asked Dell to solve more of their data center challenges than ever before, and after providing us with their feedback and insights via over 7,700 customer interactions, they helped Dell PowerEdge 12th generation blade servers win an amazing award: InfoWorld Technology of the year.  

In blades, customers asked us to focus on helping them do more, while providing far greater flexibility, than any other blade chassis had ever done.  Specifically, customers asked for solutions that addressed the capability to perform far greater processing performance per U (PowerEdge M420) or virtualization capability per U (PowerEdge M620 and M820).  The M420 is the world’s first quarter height blade capable of putting 32 server 2 socket nodes into 10U of space with no enterprise feature tradeoffs.  The M620 and M820 provide extreme memory scalability with up to 50% more memory than competitive offerings, and granting users the opportunity to scale their memory to more challenging workloads and greater virtualization capacity.

Together with our PowerEdge 12th Generation servers, Dell’s M1000e provides more flexibility, scalability, ease of management and performance than any blade chassis before it.  As InfoWorld said, “Today’s PowerEdge M1000e blade system is a remarkably complete and refined blade solution that incorporates many new ideas and innovations.”   While the PowerEdge M1000e released to the market a few years ago, the new product innovations, plus enhanced software to allow for simpler management such as one-to-many one click updates in the Chassis Management Controller, make it a truly revolutionary product.  If you haven’t checked it out lately you’ll be amazed at what Dell customers and Dell can build together.

For more on the engineering that went into the M1000e, and a special look at the M420 quarter-height blade, check out the video below:

About the Author: Chad Fenner

Chad Fenner is a Senior Director of Server Product Management & Marketing in Dell’s Product Group. He has responsibility globally for Technical Marketing and PowerEdge competitive analysis as well as Product Management & Product Marketing for operating system solution integration. Chad has held a number of leadership positions at Dell within Product Management, marketing and sales. Before his current role, he was responsible for managing current and future enterprise servers including the modular and rack server portfolio. He has also served as a product planner and Product Manager of Dell’s M Series Modular servers after holding roles in marketing, strategic direction and business and competitive analysis. Before joining marketing, he was in sales management within Dell’s America sales group after holding roles in both inside and outside sales. Chad joined Dell in 1999.