Dell Introduces Solutions Designed to Build Singapore’s Future-Ready Enterprises
Dell announced the addition of new data center solutions aimed at building future-ready enterprises. From servers to storage and networking products, Dell’s solutions equip businesses with the agility and resilience to keep up with a dynamic marketplace.
Local companies are seeking innovative technologies to remain competitive and boost their productivity rates. As Singapore pushes towards becoming a Smart Nation, companies are encouraged to utilize technologies that create economic opportunities for citizens. This is made possible with the adoption of technologies that can enable faster business production of products and services. To build a Smart Nation, it is imperative that businesses become future-ready, to ensure the technologies they implement work together for current IT needs, and are flexible to adapt and scale for business growth. These have to be simplified and standardized solutions capable of adapting to change. Dell is supporting the Singapore business environment with its suite of future-ready solutions.
“Mobile, cloud and big data are creating new workloads that require a different approach to IT. Enterprise technology needs to be flexible, adaptable and scalable to fit seamlessly into the IT environment of today and of the future. Dell’s solutions are designed to meet this requirement,” says Mak Chin Wah, general manager for Enterprise Solutions, Dell South Asia. “Businesses today have become more agile in delivering their products and services in a matter of minutes. In the future, the response time may be in seconds.”
In conjunction with the Dell Solutions Tour in Singapore, Dell introduced new additions to the Dell PowerEdge line of servers and converged systems, new Dell Storage arrays and open networking solutions for next-generation data centers.
“Dell’s solutions are the result of the company’s commitment to a customer-centric strategy. These solutions were designed with the future in mind, while making sure that enterprises remain cost-efficient now and in the future. Based on open standards, our solutions are openly scalable to bring the flexibility and agility required by enterprises, in turn allowing them to capitalize on emerging innovations,” says Ng Tian Beng, vice president for Commercial Channels, APJ and managing director, South Asia & Korea, Dell.
The push to support the Smart Nation initiative has led Singapore’s CIOs and IT leaders to seek integrated solutions to support traditional enterprise applications and the latest technology trends to drive their competitive advantage. Dell’s future-ready solutions help local businesses run more efficiently by providing a fast, flexible path to converged, software-defined, and application-optimized IT.
Dell PowerEdge FX portfolio expanded for further infrastructure flexibility
By combining the density and efficiencies of blade servers with the simplicity and cost advantages of rack-based systems, the Dell PowerEdge FX allows customers to better manage, scale and budget for infrastructure to meet the needs of the business now and into the future. The Dell PowerEdge FX portfolio will include three new modules to offer enterprises even more options for changing application demands. This gives customers even more ability to add or swap IT building blocks into a 2U converged infrastructure chassis. The new building blocks include PowerEdge FD332, PowerEdge FC430 and PowerEdge FC830.
Dell also announced the expansion of its 13th generation PowerEdge servers including the PowerEdge R930, Dell’s most powerful server specifically designed for the most demanding enterprise applications.
Featuring up to 72 processing cores of Intel Xeon E7-8800/4800 v3 family of processors, up to 6TB of memory in 96 DIMMs, 24 internal hard drives and support for up to eight high performance PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs, the PowerEdge R930 enables customers to maximize application performance and flexibility scale workloads.
These newly launched solutions are testament to Dell’s continuous focus on innovation and stronghold on the server market. Dell recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of its PowerEdge servers and today holds the No. 2 position in the global x86 server market - a market that has grown more than 600 percent since 1996.
High-Performing, Cost-Efficient Storage Solutions Designed for Future Growth
Several new storage offerings designed to help businesses and organizations were also announced. The new Dell Storage SCv2000 Series offers customers the first entry-level storage arrays with the same common management and several of the core features as higher-end Dell SC Series arrays. Extending Dell Storage Center software to entry-level arrays allows customers to standardize on a common platform, helping them save time, management costs and operational overhead. The new Dell PS6610 Series arrays support critical business applications and are ideal for customers with large data repository requirements. The arrays ship with Dell EqualLogic PS Series Array Software 8.0 which provides new space-saving features, such as compression of snapshots and replicas.
Dell also unveiled Dell Storage with Microsoft Storage Spaces, which is designed to support Microsoft’s SDS capabilities on Dell’s enterprise-class server and direct attached storage hardware.
Delivering Future-Ready Open Networking Solutions for the Software-Defined Era
Dell has also enhanced its data center portfolio with the new Z9100, S4048, and the S3048, giving customers operating system choices with low latency and high density, flexible 1, 10, 25, 40, and 100GbE switching to address the shift to next-generation multi-rate, open-enabled architectures. In line with Dell’s commitment to moving beyond proprietary stacks to customer-centric open architectures, these switches support the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) to allow for a zero-touch install of all pre-qualified operating systems, including Dell Networking OS9 and third party options.
Dell Networking also introduced a portfolio of networking solutions designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized business with the new X-series family of smart managed switches and the expanded N-series family which now includes the N1500.
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