Power and Cooling: Product and Services

Power and cooling for your entire data center

Get exceptional data center performance, and optimize power and cooling requirements with Dell products and services. From Dell PowerEdge servers and deployment services, to Dell OpenManage software — which includes automated power monitoring and controls — our power and cooling solutions span your data center operations.

Contact a Dell expert to learn more about our power and cooling innovations.


Monitor and control energy and costs with our efficient rack, tower and blade servers. Dell PowerEdge servers deliver performance, embedded management and energy efficiency with:
  • Various Fresh Air configurations, which permit operation in temperatures up to 45°C (113°F) — and can also be implemented in a chiller-less data center environment.
  • Available ENERGY STAR® configurations, which meet strict U.S. efficiency standards.
  • Innovative power management capabilities from Dell OpenManage Power Center and Intel® Node Manager technology, which provide visibility into and control over power consumption, anomalies, and utilization as well as policy-based power capping. This increased control improves rack density, response times, accuracy and broad decision-making intelligence.

With the volume, velocity and value of data accelerating at an ever-increasing pace, storage technologies of the past simply can’t keep up. Cooling capacity limitations combined with rising energy costs also underscore the need for a new approach.

Our modern storage architectures can reduce your overall storage footprint, lower overall IT infrastructure costs and improve efficiency. You can:
  • Store more data using less hardware across the data center
  • Cut capacity requirements significantly with thin provisioning
  • Reduce the space required with industry-leading deduplication and compression software
  • Choose tailored solutions that can reduce space, power and cooling costs from innovative all flash arrays and hybrid flash arrays to ultra-dense enclosures
  • Archive cold data on energy-efficient tape solutions
Our flexible SAN and NAS solutions offer highly efficient power supplies with resource management including power capping and scheduling. We incorporate some of the latest processor and memory technologies to optimize performance per watt. Our storage products are designed to rigorous standards, and can offer hardware configurations that meet ENERGY STAR® specifications defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Modernize your infrastructure with the power of 10GbE networking. Our end-to-end portfolio of simple, flexible and reliable open-standards-based platforms can help you increase efficiency, achieve results faster and maximize productivity throughout your organization.

Many Dell Networking switches are Dell Fresh Air capable. This capability helps to save on both power and cooling requirements, which can lead to substantial cost savings.

The Dell N-Series portfolio offers 80 PLUS power supplies rated at 80 percent or better efficiency in most operating modes. Dell N-Series also lowers operating wattage to help save on power and cooling costs. Implementation of the IEEE 802.3az feature helps shut down unused ports to save on power.

Modular Data Centers

Improve power density and cooling efficiency while simultaneously cutting deployment times and costs with Dell modular data centers (MDCs). Dell MDCs offer an array of facility-level power and cooling options designed to meet your specific workload needs and future scale-out requirements.

Traditional data centers typically require significant capital and operating expenditures to bring online and operate effectively. Dell builds MDC solutions from premanufactured and integrated IT power and cooling modules tailored to your IT requirements, and built-to-scale at a fraction of the cost of raised-floor facilities. You can:
  • Increase energy efficiency with industry-leading power usage effectiveness (PUE) — as low as 1.014.1
  • Reduce power and cooling costs with an array of outside air or mechanical cooling technologies right-sized for your environment.
  • Deploy almost anywhere in the world with a footprint as small as ten parking spaces.
Dell has been a recognized leader in the MDC industry since 2009, with over 165 deployed installations supporting more than 65 megawatts of IT capacity today.

Data center, deployment and support

Reduce your number of IT systems and minimize power consumption. We offer a range of racks, rack products, deployment and support options enabling you to deploy optimized power and cooling technology.

Whether you are supporting a single server or an entire data center, our portfolio offers a range of product and support options designed with power and cooling in mind. For example, our 42U and 24U racks are optimized for cooling, power distribution, cable management and environmental monitoring. 
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