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Dell PowerEdge servers are robust enterprise-level machines that support a wide range of applications. Thanks to the built-in Integrated Dell Remote Access Controllers (iDRAC), users are able to seamlessly manage several virtual machines remotely, making these servers highly scalable and suited for a very large variety of applications. They are dependable machines that provide adequate redundancies for business applications.
Intel® Xeon® processor inside means a server is equipped with enhanced virtualization capabilities (Intel VT-x and VT-d) ensuring maximum efficiency and flexibility when working with hypervisor applications like VMWare ESXI. In addition to that, with Intel SpeedStep technology these processors will dynamically adjust their power usage and reduce their clock speed when the load is light. When the load is heavy Intel Turboboost will bring the clock speed up to give it that extra kick.
DDR3 memory means these servers meet the needs of modern applications that can benefit from increases in memory speed.
In addition to the wide range of capacities that can be installed, these servers support ECC (Error-correcting code) memory. This enables operation in mission-critical environments where consistent system uptime is required and data integrity must be preserved. Here at TechMikeNY, we recommend that all mission-critical systems that require a high uptime be configured with ECC ram.
A dedicated port for the remote management capabilities available through Dell’s iDRAC Enterprise means that you won’t need to share the bandwidth of your server with management operations. This also allows you to separate the management network completely, thereby enabling you to adequately manage your server even when the available bandwidth is being saturated by the network load.
With support for redundant hot-plug power supplies, you won’t have to worry about data loss due to a power supply failing. These power supplies can be connected to two separate power lines so as to ensure that a power outage doesn’t interrupt server operations. If one power supply is still connected, the other can be swapped out without shutting the server down, ensuring a power supply failure does not cause an outage.
Power supplies have a sweet-spot where they are most efficient. To support a wide range of setups, ranging from economy-energy-saving to efficient-high-performance, these servers are compatible with power supplies of varying wattages. By matching the proper wattages to the amount of power expected to be consumed by the server, you can keep your power supplies running at their optimal efficiency level.