Dell unveils solutions for entrepreneurs, enterprises and public institutions
Sep 02, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Dell, Inc. has unveiled solutions from new data center offerings to laptops and services in Chinese to localized software solutions for entrepreneurs, enterprises and public institutions.
In addition to new solutions, Dell reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. Dell delivered new options to improve data center efficiency with the introduction of an open hyperscale rack solution for China. Built in close collaboration with the largest cloud service providers in China to meet the demanding needs of emerging workloads, the Dell open hyperscale rack solution takes a holistic approach to data center architecture to deliver an advantage to businesses in the rapidly-evolving cloud computing marketplace. The Dell open hyperscale rack solution is designed to support the next generation of data centers in China with capacities up to 15 kW per rack; and expanded configurability for customer-specific workloads with a highly-modular compute and storage architecture featuring shared power, cooling and rack-level management, the company said.
"At Dell, we are fully committed to the Asia-Pacific region," said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO. "We continue to grow our regional investments and deepen our customer relationships with technology solutions that make a positive difference in how people live, organizations operate and the world works."
In conjunction with the Dell rack solution announcement, Dell will contribute key elements of the design to the Open Compute Project with the goal of fostering additional openness, standardization and innovation around Rack platforms.
In addition, Dell Networking expanded its S-series portfolio with the new S6000, the industry's highest-density 1RU 10/40GbE switching platform for highly-virtualized data centers. Consuming up to 50 percent less power than Dell's previous generation top-of-rack switches, the S6000 doubles the density and throughput all in a fixed form factor design, allowing customers to build more efficient data centers considering today's demands on energy. Also, built-in advanced virtualization and automation features help customers scale larger virtual deployments in a smaller physical footprint, and help solve the challenge of bridging virtualized and non-virtualized aspects of the infrastructure, the company added.
Deployed as 32 40GbE ports or 96 10GbE ports plus 8 40GbE ports in 1RU, the S6000 can support new, more flexible network architectures for high-density compute racks in top-of-rack position, or provide network connectivity for multiple racks in efficient end-of-row or middle-of-row configurations. The S6000 provides up to 2.56Tbps performance, twice that of similar competitive products in a standard 1RU form factor allowing customers to aggressively invest in 10GbE for in-rack server and storage connectivity, the company reported.
The S6000 supports advanced network virtualization and software-defined networking features including hardware-accelerated layer 2 gateway functionality for use with VMware NSX, bridging traffic between virtualized and non-virtualized environments. In addition, upcoming enhancements to Dell Active Fabric Manager allow visibility into the virtual network of VMware's vSphere Distributed Switch environments. Both make SDN come alive and help network and server/virtualization administrators collaborate on next-generation infrastructure.
S6000 is Fresh Air capable and validated as part of Dell's Fresh Air cooling solution for servers, storage and networking. By leveraging the thermal and reliability advantages engineered into this portfolio of equipment, customers are able to run data centers even warmer, helping reduce additional maintenance and infrastructure costs, while enabling lower overall energy consumption, the company added.
Dell also launched the PowerEdge T20 Server, an ideal first server for small offices and home offices. The T20 packs large internal storage capacity and performance in a compact, quiet, mini-tower server chassis for efficient, worry-free operation. With the T20 server, customers can cost effectively ease management of consolidated data, images and videos stored on multiple media and media types in multiple locations, onto a single server; enhance collaboration by running applications, accessing data, and sharing information and files from any device; attach external devices flexibly and easily with numerous PCIe slots and USB ports; and secure data and files with software RAID and optional backup and restore solutions, Dell added.
Dell announced the latest additions to its award-winning Latitude family of business computing solutions - the Dell Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks. The Dell Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks brings security, manageability and reliability to businesses, helping companies across the Asia-Pacific region and the world do business better. Powered by Intel ultra-low voltage processors, these thin, light Ultrabooks redefine the corporate laptop, the company reported.
According to the company, the Dell Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks are made to move, with the 12-inch model starting at 20mm thin and 1.3 kg; easy for IT to manage with exceptional integrated management capabilities including Dell-unique Intel vPro extensions and automated tools that plug into Microsoft System Center and Dell KACE; the world's most secure Ultrabooks, featuring best-in-class endpoint security solutions that include comprehensive encryption, advanced authentication and leading-edge malware protection from a single source and the highest level of FIPS 140-2 (level 3) certification for system disk encryption; designed for reliability, passing rigorous third-party durability testing and crafted with premium materials such as aluminum, a Tri-metal chassis and Corning Gorilla Glass NBT for scratch and damage resistance and optimal brightness; the only corporate Ultrabook designed to be backwards compatible with existing (E-family) Latitude docks; available with innovative WiGig wireless docking, making Dell Ultrabooks the first and only that let users connect their display and other peripherals without messy cords.
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