Next-Generation Dell PowerEdge Servers Dramatically Improve Performance for More Sustainable Data Centers
Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) announces the next generation of Dell PowerEdge servers with 4th Generation AMD EPYC processors. With their highest application performance to date, these new systems are designed to help customers more effectively power today’s demanding, compute-centric workloads such as data analytics.
Designed for efficiency and security in mind, the new PowerEdge Servers are equipped with Dell’s Smart Cooling technology to help reduce CO2 emissions and a built-in cyber resilient architecture to help reinforce customers’ security efforts.
“Customers demand uncompromised compute performance delivered in the most sustainable manner possible. Our latest PowerEdge servers are purpose built-to meet the needs of today’s demanding workloads with efficiency and resiliency,” said Rajesh Pohani, vice president of portfolio and product management for PowerEdge, HPC and Core Compute at Dell Technologies. “With up to double the performance of the previous generation, combined with the latest in power and cooling innovations, these servers are designed to meet the growing demands of our customers.”
“Indian organizations today are looking for sustainable yet scalable server footprints because of the rapid increase in workloads. At Dell Technologies, we are committed to using technology to create a more sustainable future. Dell Technologies’ PowerEdge Servers provide exceptional performance, simplified management, and intelligent automation while using less energy”, said Mr. Manish Gupta, Vice President and General Manager, Dell Technologies India. “Aimed at helping organizations reduce their carbon footprint, while also answering their server needs, our 4th Generation AMD EPYC processors support more applications in less space, which in turn reduces power consumption significantly. Reiterating our commitment to sustainability, we recently launched India’s first data center with smart cooling technology for one of our customers.”
More performance and storage options for the data center of the future
The next generation of Dell PowerEdge servers with 4th generation AMD EPYC processors provides performance and storage advancements while integrating into existing customer environments. The servers are well-suited for organizations with advanced workloads such as data analytics, AI, high performance computing (HPC) and virtualization.
Available in one- and two-socket configurations, with support for as much as 50% more processor cores compared to the previous generation, the latest systems offer the highest performance to date for AMD-powered PowerEdge servers.1 Customers can expect up to a 121% performance improvement, up to 33% more front drive count for 2U servers and up to 60% higher front drive count for 1U servers.2
PowerEdge R7625 offers increased application performance and data storage. With the performance of dual 4th generation AMD EPYC processors, this server is designed to be the backbone of a data center. This 2-socket, 2U platform has proven to accelerate in-memory databases by over 72% surpassing all other 2- and 4-socket SAP Sales & Distributions submissions, achieving a new world record.3
PowerEdge R7615 is a one-socket, 2U server with a faster memory bandwidth than previous generations. Improved drive density is designed to complete multiple jobs faster with a smaller data center footprint. This platform accelerates AI workloads with maximum accelerated expansion capabilities, achieving an AI benchmark world record.4
PowerEdge R6625 is a two-socket, 1U server delivering the optimal balance in performance, flexibility and density. The system is suited for HPC workloads or running multiple virtual desktop infrastructure instances.
PowerEdge R6615 is a one-socket, 1U server that offers more virtual machine density than previous generations. The thin design offers increased compute power in a dense form factor, limiting data center footprint expansion without losing performance.
“AMD and Dell Technologies are committed to delivering leadership products that help organizations improve the performance and efficiency of their data centers while also working toward a more sustainable future,” said Ram Peddibhotla, corporate vice president, EPYC product management, AMD. “With the launch of Dell PowerEdge servers, powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, we continue to break performance records while delivering on the most stringent environmental goals and business outcomes our joint customers demand.”
For sustainable data centers, less is more
Built with sustainability in mind, the servers offer advancements in Dell Smart Cooling technology that allow for more airflow through the systems than previous generations, keeping them cool while performing at the highest levels for long periods of time.
With greater core density, organizations can replace older, less efficient servers with next generation PowerEdge servers designed to reduce heat generated, energy consumed and the burden on other resources required to power the systems. In particular, the PowerEdge R7625 delivers up to 55% greater processor performance efficiency compared to previous models.5
“At Dell, we are constantly iterating and innovating to meet our customers’ needs across APJ – this is especially important against the backdrop of the data era, where things are changing by the millisecond. Our focus is on delivering robust & secure solutions, that empower organizations to accelerate innovation safely, sustainably and efficiently,” said Chris Kelly, vice president, Data Center & Compute, Asia Pacific & Japan, Dell Technologies.
The new servers reinforce Dell’s commitment to source recycled or renewable materials in more than half of Dell product content by 2030. In addition, when shipping multiple servers at once with Dell’s multipack option, these servers are delivered more sustainably, reducing the number of boxes and materials it takes to ship the systems.
“Like many, we follow the CPU market carefully and look forward to seeing the next generation PowerEdge servers accelerate our potential,” said Dr. Matthew Storey, head of Storage and Virtualization at Lancaster University. “The new servers help address our ever-growing needs for more innovative and powerful solutions and put us on the leading edge of our industry while delivering a state-of-the-art research environment to our users.”
Building modern, scalable and more secure IT
As cybersecurity threats evolve, so have the built-in security features in PowerEdge servers. Anchored with Dell’s cyber resilient architecture, the servers include features like system lockdown, drift detection and multifactor authentication. The next-generation systems enable a more secure operation with end-to-end boot resilience, helping to establish a data center with safety at its core.
With a dedicated, fully integrated on-die security processor, the 4th generation AMD EPYC processors help enable innovative technologies like confidential computing. In addition, AMD’s “Security by Design” approach includes an embedded security subsystem to help protect data and expand on the AMD Infinity Guard security feature set, continuing to add layers for both physical and virtual security.
Coupled with Dell iDRAC, these servers record details of the server hardware and firmware build at the time of manufacturing. Using Dell’s Secured Component Verification (SCV) supply chain assurance, organizations can verify the PowerEdge server arrived as ordered and built from the factory.
“Continued innovation in server performance is critical to ensuring companies have the tools they need to address an increasingly data-centric and real-time world,” said Kuba Stolarski, vice president within IDC’s enterprise infrastructure practice. “With advanced security features designed directly into the platform, Dell’s new PowerEdge servers can help organizations keep pace with data proliferation in a growing threat environment. The improvements in performance can enable customers to implement AI, HPC and other modern workloads to extract the most value from their data and IT investment.”
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