IT decision makers say the top IT challenges for SMBs include performance, hardware capacity and IT complexity.
“Dell’s mainstream server portfolio is growing, and their new entry-level PowerEdge servers will be appealing to additional SMBs who are hoping to save time and money while reducing business risk,” said Jed Scaramella, research director, Enterprise Servers, IDC.
The new Dell PowerEdge servers include PowerEdge R330 and R230 rack servers and PowerEdge T330 and T130 tower servers.
Dell PowerEdge R330 targets small businesses, remote offices of large institutions, while Dell PowerEdge R230 server targets SMBs, OEMs and hosting companies.
KEY BENEFITS OF ENTRY-LEVEL SERVERS FROM DELL
# PowerEdge R330 offers up to 56% more internal storage capacity
# PowerEdge R230 server has 100% more memory capacity
# PowerEdge R230 server offers 3 times the maximum internal storage capacity
# PowerEdge R230 server offers 2 two times the I/O expansion
# PowerEdge T130 offers 2 times the memory capacity
“More than 125 million SOHO and SMB customers operate in challenging environments – with most not having the luxury of a dedicated IT department. These customers require IT solutions that help them prepare for future growth, drive application performance and improve operational efficiency,” said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, vice president and general manager, Dell Server Solutions.
Dell’s entry-level server T130 features Dell’s OpenManage systems management portfolio. The main benefit is that SMBs can reduce deployment time by up to 40 percent.
The new servers will accelerate compute performance across a range of applications with a choice of Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 processors.
SMBs can ensure faster response times with DDR4 delivering 33 percent faster memory performance compared to DDR3 memory.
SMBs can achieve two times the IOPS (input/output operations per second) performance with Dell’s PERC9 RAID controller.
Gebr. Heinemann, a distributor and retailer for the international travel retail market, serves more than 30 million customers. It will be deploying the PowerEdge R330 servers as the base of its NAS solution into our branch offices.
Matthias Bretag, system engineer at Gebr. Heinemann said: “We tested the Dell PowerEdge R330 and its performance and systems management capabilities along with its compact form factor made it a great fit for our environment.”
The entry-level PowerEdge servers feature up to four DDR4 memory slots and up to four or eight hard drives depending on the model.
PowerEdge R330 provides up to 56 percent more internal storage capacity than the previous generation server.
Dell PowerEdge R230 server has 100 percent more memory capacity, three times the maximum internal storage capacity and two times the I/O expansion compared to the previous generation server.
The company said Dell PowerEdge T130 provides two times the memory capacity compared to the previous generation server.