Dell PowerEdge C5000 Chassis

3U chassis with shared infrastructure for up to 12 microservers


Maximize data center 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.

  • Maximized density. Slide up to 12 independent server nodes into a 3U chassis.
  • Shared infrastructure. Help reduce cooling costs and increase power efficiency with shared fans and power supplies. 
  • Simplified serviceability. Maximize uptime with hot-swappable server nodes and power supplies, with cold-aisle access to all servers.  

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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.
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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.
Dell ProSupport
Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services tailored to your business needs and resource strategy. For critical PowerEdge cloud solutions, we recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist or Dell ProSupport for comprehensive hardware and software support. For very large data center customers with a skilled support staff, we also offer ProSupport Flex for Data Center.

Dell PowerEdge C Services
Dell is dedicated to simplifying IT, and Dell™ Services can help you manage the complexities of growing and maintaining your hyperscale, high-performance and cloud computing data center environments. Dell’s broad portfolio of planning, implementation and support services can help accelerate your IT initiatives, so you can grow your business.

PowerEdge C Services are tailored to complement how you manage your data center. Options include:
  • Consulting Services — Bring in experts and get it right, from the start.
  • Deployment Services — Get new technology into production faster.
  • Expert-level Tech Support — Critical, immediate support for critical systems. 
  • Support Tools — Prevent system downtime, increase productivity.

Whatever the situation, Dell can help you break through complexity by providing services and solutions to meet your exact data center needs.

Dell Consulting Services
Dell Consulting Services guide and facilitate PowerEdge cloud server integration with business needs. Our experts offer deep expertise in cloud, virtualization, disaster recovery and data center transformation. We take a holistic and collaborative approach, analyze your business objectives and leverage the right technologies to meet your requirements.

With growing interest in cloud and virtualization tools, Dell Consulting Services offers a Cloud Readiness Assessment, one of the best ways to understand current environments and the hardware you need to move from a physical/virtual environment to a cloud model.

Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
Get your new cloud server up and running quickly and efficiently. Dell provides end-to-end deployment services — from rack integration to configuration and implementation — so your staff can confidently adopt your new technology with as little effort as possible. For more information, please contact your Dell representative.

Dell Training Services
Dell Education Services offers PowerEdge Server training courses designed to help you achieve more with your hardware investment. The curriculum is designed in conjunction with the server development team, as well as Dell’s technical support team, to ensure that the training delivers the information and practical, hands-on skills you and your team need to confidently deploy, manage and maintain your Dell Server solution.

Dell Support Tools
Dell’s automated and self-service tools simplify your support experience and minimize your effort when Dell systems require service. Dell’s portfolio of tools and technologies drive productivity, ensure uptime and maximize performance.


Reduce support effort, maintain device health and prevent issues from turning costly with automated proactive support. SupportAssist features include:
  • Remote monitoring
  • Automated issue detection and notification
  • Automated case creation and contact from Dell

Boost productivity by centralizing support-case and replacement-parts dispatch management with this self-service support tool. Available online in 11 languages, through a mobile application and via APIs (application programming interfaces), TechDirect makes issue resolution easy, convenient and flexible.
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 new big data and cloud computing instances.

Dell Apache Hadoop Solution
Leverage Hadoop to process massive application datasets. The Dell | Cloudera® solution combines Dell servers, Crowbar software framework and networking components with Cloudera’s Distribution, including Apache Hadoop (CDH) as well as management tools, training, technology support and professional services. This Dell Apache Hadoop Solution gives you a one-stop shop for deploying, managing and scaling a Hadoop cluster.

The Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution
Stand up an OpenStack cloud in hours instead of days. This massively scalable open source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud solution leverages OpenStack™ cloud software on Dell PowerEdge C servers and switches, Crowbar software framework, Dell OpenStack expertise, service and support. It’s open, compatible with other systems and gives you the freedom to build the cloud of your dreams.

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.

Dell Solution Services
Whether you need help with strategy and deployment, require IT or business consulting, or want to explore managed services that take the load off your IT staff, turn to Dell services for expert advice and world-class support for your data center environment.
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