The highly versatile AMD based Dell PowerEdge 2970 2-socket 2U rack server provides the optimal balance of server features and size. It gives businesses the ability to maximise server performance while keeping space and energy needs to a minimum. Designed to support most any type of enterprise application, including database, email and network infrastructure, it has the versatility that businesses require.
Power infrastructure and consumption already account for nearly half the cost of a typical data center and could soon be half of the typical overall IT budget. Dell also offers the PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970 for customers seeking a highly energy efficient server; Dell is the only major server vendor to offer a complete lineup of these energy optimised servers. Due to its smart design, the PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970 version provides up to 27% greater performance per watt when compared to the HP DL385 G2 and up to 18% when compared to the IBM x3655 *.
Since 2005, over 165 million personal information data records have been compromised in the US alone*. Dell recognises the growing importance of information security and is committed to ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. Today’s PowerEdge servers are the most secure servers that Dell has ever produced.
The PowerEdge 2970 physically and logically locks down internal components, preventing unauthorised access. For example, customers deploying USB tokens can securely install them on the internal USB port. Hardware tokens and supporting software are available from many vendors and are often used to improve security through authentication and encryption.
As your business grows, the requirement for reliable, responsive server performance increases. The PowerEdge 2970 server helps you meet ever expanding application and data requirements. It includes the latest generation of AMD Opteron 64-bit Quad processor, as well as support for 8GB DIMMs allow enhanced performance as well as improved data and application consolidation. In addition to providing great all around performance, the Six-core AMD Opteron processors* particularly excel at floating-point intensive applications, such as those used by design and engineering departments.
Complex IT environments mean higher IT costs. The PowerEdge 2970 includes features which help to streamline and ease server deployment and consolidation tasks. Dell delivers fully assembled and highly tested machines that don’t require expensive integration services.
The PowerEdge 2970 also helps ease system administration with its choice of 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch drives, internal USB port, and an optional internal DVD.
Reliable Protection for Your Data
Dell offers storage technology that can enable you to derive maximum value from your information infrastructure.
No other company knows more about storing and protecting information on Dell servers and storage arrays than Dell. Direct feedback from customers drives the design and development of a broad range of storage products for organizations of all sizes.
|Storage Area Network (SAN): |
A network of shared storage resources
|Network Attached Storage (NAS): |
A storage server that connects to a network
|Disk Storage Arrays: |
Disk enclosures that connect to a server or network
|Tape Automation: |
Automated tape systems for consolidated backup
|Tape Drives and Removable Disk Drives: |
Tape and Removable Disk Drive devices used to back up and restore information
Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter™
What if you could manage your physical infrastructure from your virtual console?
What if you could rapidly and consistently provision hardware and deploy virtual machines from within VMware vCenter?
What if you could reduce the number of steps needed to deploy virtual infrastructure?
With the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter installed in your VMware environment, you can:
• Get deep-level detail from Dell servers for inventory, monitoring and alerting — all from within vCenter
• Deploy BIOS and firmware updates to Dell servers from within vCenter
• Build hardware and hypervisor profiles and deploy any combination of the two on bare-metal Dell PowerEdge servers without a preboot execution environment (PXE)
• Automatically perform Dell-recommended vCenter actions based on Dell hardware alerts
• Access Dell hardware warranty information online
And, to give you even more power, we deliver our plug-in as a virtual appliance. That makes it easier to deploy and configure and offers integration directly into the vCenter console, providing more information inside of vCenter itself — unlike many other vendors who provide only "link-and-launch" capabilities to point to their own proprietary consoles.
The combination of the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter and the revolutionary embedded management features offered by Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller in Dell PowerEdge servers gives you an unmatched level of integration between vCenter and your server hardware.
|Dell ProSupport Service Model|
|Dell ProSupport||Dell ProSupport for IT|
|Designed for organisations with limited or no dedicated IT staff.|
|Designed to provide tech-to-tech support for IT Professionals, Database Administrators and internal Service Desks or helpdesks. |
|SPEED OF RESPONSE||PROTECTION||PROACTIVE|
|Mission Critical - Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour onsite* service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell’s proven Critical Situation process, and emergency dispatch.|
|Data Management and Protection ||Proactive Maintenance - Maximises the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems.|
Remote Advisory Options - Provides telephone and Internet access to technical expertise for specialised applications and solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, Virtualization and more.
|Basic Hardware Support|
|Customisation and Set-Up|
Dell and VMware have collaborated to jointly test and certify VMware Infrastructure 3 virtualisation software on the Dell PowerEdge 2970 and Dell/EMC storage products to provide a comprehensive virtualisation solution.
Enterprise Business Application
Dell understands every business has different messaging requirements. We can custom build a complete Exchange Server 2007 solution around your organisation's unique requirements, providing Unified Communications infrastructure, security, mobility, manageability and regulatory compliance.