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Dell unveils 12th generation PowerEdge servers

New blade, rack and tower servers on offer from Dell

Dell unveils 12th generation PowerEdge servers
The PowerEdge M420 is the the world's first quarter height 2-socket blade server.

Dell has announced nine new servers in its 12th Generation PowerEdge Server portfolio, with hardware optimised for traditional, virtual and cloud workloads.

The new additions include blade, rack and tower servers, and have been designed to provide better performance, operational efficiency, expandability and better business continuity.

All of the new PowerEdge rack, tower and blade servers use the Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 and Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product families, and they also include redundancy and fault tolerance features across the whole range, including memory mirroring, memory sparing, hot plug hard drives and redundant power supplies.

The new servers include the PowerEdge M420, the world's only quarter height 2-socket blade server, which allows the deployment of up to 32 independent, individually serviceable blades servers in a single chassis, along with the industry's first 40GbE-enabled blade server switch for high performance computing environments.

The line up also includes the PowerEdge R820, the world's first 4-socket, 2U server with Intel Xeon E5 product family processors, which can offer up to 24 more processing cores, 1TB more memory capacity and 3 times the internal storage density than comparable competitors; and the PowerEdge M820, which is the first four socket blade server capable of Fresh Air configuration that allows customers to deploy highly dense solutions while significantly decreasing cooling costs.

The product line up was developed with input from 7,700 Dell customers, the company said.

"Dell is experiencing exceptional demand for the first wave of PowerEdge 12th generation servers from customers around the globe looking to power their most demanding workload requirements. We are now pleased to introduce a second wave of 12th generation servers that delivers exceptional value for performance and continues our successful integration of customer feedback and design requirements. Dell is enabling customers to deliver results faster through our tight integration of Dell servers, storage, networking, client and services that take advantage of Dell's latest innovations resulting from both R&D and key acquisitions of IP," said Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager, Dell Server Solutions.

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