Dell PowerEdge C5000 Chassis

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3U chassis with shared infrastructure for up to 12 microservers

Maximise data centre floor space with the 3U PowerEdge™ C5000 chassis. Shared infrastructure for up to 12 PowerEdge C microservers enhances server density and helps lower power and cooling costs.

PowerEdge C5000 Rack Server


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  • Dual hot-plug redundant high-efficiency 1400W power supplies


  • 3U rack mount supporting either 8 or 12 sleds

    Width: 44.8 cm (17.6 Inches)
    Depth: 75 cm (29.5 Inches)
    Weight: Minimum/maximum for 8 sled: 18.3 kg (40.34 lbs.), 45 kg (99.21 lbs.)
    Minimum/maximum for 12 sled: 19.3 kg (42.55 lbs.), 51.22 kg (112.92 lbs.)


    N+1 redundant cooling with 6 x 120mm for the sleds and 2 x 60 mm for the PSUs. Fans’ speed detectable with PWM control.


  • 1 x 10/100 Mbps RJ45 connector for dedicated management
Poweredge C5000 Chassis - Density done right

Density done right

Pack more punch into your current data center space. The PowerEdge C5000 3U chassis can give you up to 4x the server density as three traditional 1U servers in the same rack space.

PowerEdge C5000 chassis advantage

Enjoy the benefits of highly effective cooling, efficient power supplies and easy servicing in addition to the tremendous server-density advantages.

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Hot-swap power supplies

Dual 1400W redundant hot-swap power supplies are up to 92+% efficient for greater performance per watt than traditional 1U servers.
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Proficient cooling

Shared resources help ensure efficient cooling with fewer fans for more servers.
Poweredge C5000 Chassis

Cold-aisle serviceability

Power supplies, interconnects and microservers are all cold-aisle accessible for quick and easy servicing in a high-efficiency hot-aisle containment floor plan.
Poweredge C5000 Chassis - PowerEdge C servers

PowerEdge C microservers

The C5000 chassis is specifically designed to house PowerEdge™ C microservers (up to 12), enabling you to take advantage of Dell™ microserver technology. Mounted on small sleds, the hot-swappable servers slide vertically into the front of the chassis.
  • PowerEdge™ C5220: Powered by an Intel® Xeon™ processor with up to 32GB of memory, the high-density, feature-rich C5220 microservers can be mounted in the C5000 chassis. It's an ideal solution for dedicated and virtual hosting, Web 2.0 or content delivery network (CDN) applications. 
  • PowerEdge™ C5125: Powered by the AMD Phenom™ II or Athlon™ II processor with up to 16GB of memory, the highly serviceable, hyper-efficient C5125 microservers can be mounted in the C5000 chassis. It's an ideal solution where enhanced performance per watt per dollar is required in dedicated hosting and Web 2.0 applications.
Poweredge C5000 Chassis - Global services and support

Global services and support

Help boost revenue per square foot in your data center by adding workload capacity and enhancing overall power savings and system functionality — without increasing floor space. With the help of Dell global services and support, you can start accelerating your IT initiatives and work toward growing your business right away.


Our broad portfolio of planning, implementation and maintenance services for PowerEdge C microservers and chassis can be tailored to complement your current management capabilities. Your options include infrastructure consulting services to help you optimize your data center and customize rack integration.
Enterprise Service

Global Services and Support

Dell offers a wide range of professional services to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment to help you transition from platform to platform.

Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
Dell’s end-to-end deployment services ensure your Dell Server installation, configuration and implementation is completed accurately and quickly—anytime, anywhere—with proven processes based on best practices acquired from thousands of deployments by our highly skilled experts.

Dell Support Services
Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services that enable you to choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. For hyper-scale data centers, we also offer ProSupport Flex for Data Center.
Dell Training Services
Dell Education Services aims to complement your relationship with Dell as a trusted partner by offering Education Services for our own products, for industry leading infrastructure solutions and for the ongoing development of your organization. It is a global organization with local representation, classrooms and web-based training available worldwide.

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Optimized for performance and efficiency

Dell PowerEdge™ C servers are available with certified software from Dell partners to create optimized, fully-supported solutions that include hardware, software, service and support. These offerings include powerful solutions for data analytics, business intelligence and cloud computing.

Dell | Aster Data Analytics Solution

Together, Aster Data and Dell deliver large-scale data warehousing and advanced analytics so you have all the information you need to make the best possible decisions. The combination of Aster Data software, Dell hardware, and joint services and support from the two companies  yields a powerful solution for big data analytics.

The Dell Cloud Solution for Web Applications

Take the guesswork out of building and running efficient public and private clouds with a turnkey cloud solution. The Dell Cloud Solution for Web Applications brings together optimized Dell hardware, Joyent software and joint services, so you can easily and quickly deploy and manage an elastic, on-demand cloud infrastructure with confidence, with as little or as much outside support as you want along the way.

The Dell | Canonical Cloud Solution

Dell and Canonical offer a powerful open source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud that leverages Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, Standard Edition, powered by Eucalyptus on Dell PowerEdge C servers with joint service and support. It’s easy to use, compatible with other systems and software and as secure as they come.
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