Dell Offers M-Series Blade Solution
Dell (dell.com) announced on Monday that it has set a new standard for data center energy efficiency and flexibility with the PowerEdge M-Series blade solution.
The PowerEdge M-Series was designed from the ground up using Dell Energy Smart technologies, resulting in 30 industry patents, to help customers simplify information technology and better address mounting environmental challenges in their data centers. Dell says the PowerEdge M-Series consumes up to 19 percent less power and achieves up to 25 percent better performance per watt than the HP BladeSystem c-Class1.
The PowerEdge M1000e, a 10U-sized enclosure, supports 16 blade servers. It is optimized for Dell's PowerEdge M600 and M605 blade servers and supports up to two quad-core Intel Xeon and quad-core AMD Opteron processors, respectively. The new M1000e blade enclosure is now available worldwide for ordering with a starting price of $5,999, along with blades starting at $1,849.
"Blade offerings have been long on promises and short on helping customers address the growing costs and complexity in their data centers," says Brad Anderson, senior vice president, Dell Business Product Group. "The PowerEdge M-Series delivers on those promises with unmatched energy efficiency, flexibility, performance and manageability. It enables customers to achieve the compute performance they need while lowering their overall power consumption and reducing data center complexity and server sprawl."
Dell also recently began offering three new PowerEdge servers and made improvements to its existing line of PowerEdge servers.