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New blades slash datacentre power consumption

Joe O'Halloran

Dell is claiming to have set a new standard for datacentre energy efficiency and flexibility with its new PowerEdge M-Series blade servers.

The PC giant says that with its new range it fundamentally wanted to help customers simplify information technology and better address mounting environmental challenges in their datacentres. Indeed, dell says that the new devices will enable businesses to save on power and cooling costs while increasing server capacity.

“Blade offerings have been long on promises and short on helping customers address the growing costs and complexity in their datacentres,” commented 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 centre complexity and server sprawl.”

The PowerEdge M1000e, a 10U-sized enclosure, supports 16 blade servers and is optimised for Dell’s PowerEdge M600 and M605 blade servers which are alcimed to be 60% more dense than standard 1U servers, thus helping customers to better address datacentre space constraints.

Dell also believes the new platform m is ideal for virtualisation and consolidation as it enables customers to consolidate their datacentre operations and improve utilisation without sacrificing performance. The ability to provision virtual machines and physical machines in the same blade server chassis simplifies deployment and management of a virtualised environment.

Dell’s OpenManage systems management suite is available with the PowerEdge M-Series to simplify IT operations and help reduce the cost and complexity of managing computing resources. OpenManage provides a holistic view of datacentre infrastructures to allow IT professionals to make more informed IT management decisions. This includes centralised chassis management, dynamic power management and real-time reporting for enclosure and blade power consumption.



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