If you are planning to virtualise a large-scale data centre operation, the Dell™ PowerEdge™ R905 is a great choice and a key building block. This server offers high virtual machine density, performance and scalability to address the needs of business-critical virtualised environments. The server includes intensive database and enterprise applications.
The PowerEdge R905 is fine-tuned to provide robust performance with the ideal formula of processor technology, memory capacity and I/O (input/output) scalability. It offers streamlined virtualisation deployment with twice the memory and I/O scalability of the previous generation of 4U, four-socket servers. The PowerEdge R905 helps remove the barriers to running memory and I/O bound applications and ships with the latest embedded hypervisors from VMware®, Citrix® and Microsoft®.
- Embedded hypervisors — choice of VMware, Citrix and Microsoft
- More memory — 32 dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs), up to 256GB RAM — 1GB to 8GB Double Data Rate 2 (DDR 2) SDRAM
- More I/O bandwidth — seven PCI Express (PCIe) slots, four embedded Gigabit Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) with TCP/IP Offload Engine enabled and eight 2.5-inch Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives or five 3.5-inch SAS drives