PowerEdge FX architecture

PowerEdge FX architecture

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Redefining data center agility with modular infrastructure

Scale workloads quickly, as needed, adding resources incrementally without the expense and inefficiency of overprovisioning. The groundbreaking FX architecture combines efficient management with flexible data center building blocks to optimize for both modern and legacy workloads. These blocks include:

  • 4-socket, 2-socket and 1-socket server and microserver modules
  • High-capacity direct-attached storage modules
  • Flexible networking IO modules
Combine various modules with the FX2 chassis, a compact 2U rack-based enclosure that shares cooling, power, networking and PCI expansion slots, to quickly deploy the exact combination of compute, storage and networking resources you need to best fulfill your business requirements.

 


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Meet the demands of a mobile, data-analytics heavy, cloud-driven era with more choice and less complexity. Optimize your data center for both modern and legacy workloads with the PowerEdge FX modular architecture, combining efficient management with flexible IT building blocks of servers, storage and networking to ensure high productivity and service delivery.
Workload optimization
Workload optimization

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Workload optimization
Help lower overall costs and improve workload performance with the unprecedented level of IT infrastructure density the FX modular architecture offers. Scale your data center with “bite-sized” modular blocks of computing resources that allow you to closely match your workload's exacting specifications.

FX modular architecture

Data center efficiency
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Data center efficiency


Data center efficiency
Achieve phenomenal data center flexibility for important workloads, including dense virtualization or scale-out Hadoop environments for Big Data analysis. A full portfolio of FX components and performance-enhancing technologies allows you to fine-tune your data center to the peak of efficiency.

PowerEdge FX  modular architecture components
FN IO Module for Dell EMC FX2 chassis

Simplified management
Simplified management

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Simplified management


Simplified management
Simplify building and managing data centers by combining Dell EMC OpenManage enterprise-level systems management and hypervisor integration with a modular infrastructure. Deploy and provision your servers faster and automate daily operations with agent-free lifecycle management through the integrated Dell EMC Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller and the Dell EMC Chassis Management Controller (CMC).

Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio

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