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Dell PowerEdge M915

AMD Opteron

Processor-dense, cost-effective blade server with outstanding bandwidth

 
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Help increase your data center efficiency, performance and flexibility with the PowerEdge™ M915 full-height blade server, with AMD processing, maximized bandwidth and enterprise-class manageability.

  • Outstanding processor performance and value: Achieve tremendous computational horsepower with up to 64 cores of AMD processors and 32 DIMMs of DDR3 memory.
  • Maximized bandwidth and flexibility: 10GbE networking options with all six I/O cards provide up to 12 ports of high-speed bandwidth delivery for maximized throughput.
  • Enterprise-class manageability: Intuitive chassis management enables time-saving one-to-many functionality for dense server deployments.

Maximum workload performance

Input, process, analyze and report data on the same platform. Consolidate servers and scale-up during peak workloads. The PowerEdge™ M915 has the high-density core power you need for your most demanding tasks.
PowerEdge M915 - powerhouse computing

Powerhouse computing

Enhance your data center performance with the PowerEdge M915 blade server. Up to 64 processor cores per blade give you the power to:
  • Quickly and confidently execute your mission-critical business applications
  • Run robust virtual machines (VMs) to help reap all the benefits of consolidation
  • Help increase database performance by running more tasks simultaneously

Boost business performance

Consolidate your data center with powerful AMD technology that is designed to:

  • Deliver 64-processor cores for optimal 4S performance with 2S value and provide the essential features needed to operate your consolidated infrastructure efficiently 
  • Allow you to monitor power and thermals at the processor level to assist with platform efficiency
Deploy vast pools of processor cores that can be directly assigned to virtualized servers. A PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure, fully loaded with eight PowerEdge M915s, employing up to 16-core AMD Opteron™ 6100, 6200 and 6300 series processors, can help achieve an impressive 512 cores per chassis or 51.2 cores per U.
PowerEdge M915 - throughput, throughput, throughput

Throughput, throughput, throughput

Unleash the potential of your consolidated VMs with more I/O throughput.
  • Maximizing both 10GbE and 1GbE port counts provides your virtualized applications with the dedicated bandwidth they need in input/output (I/O)-intensive environments.
  • Enabling a choice of fabric and vendor can enhance your flexibility to adopt and deploy networks at your own pace.
  • Up to six dual-port 10GbE network cards can bring the total aggregate throughput into a single server to an amazing 120 Gbps.
An integrated, flexible network daughter-card enables a choice of embedded network adaptors. Select either 1GbE network interface cards (NICs) or 10GB converged network adaptors (CNAs) to attach to M1000e I/O modules, such as the Dell™ M8428-k converged network switch. I/O traffic can then flow to your existing Dell or 3rd-party switching infrastructure.

Enterprise-class manageability and efficiency

Spend more time creating business value and less time planning, deploying and managing IT. You can also cut your power and cooling costs without forfeiting any performance.

PowerEdge M915 - enterprise-class manageability and efficiency

One-to-many updating

Chassis Management Controller and Lifecycle Controller simplify the update process for BIOS, firmware and drivers on a one-to-many basis, without additional software. Multi-chassis management provides one-console access to several blade enclosures.

Industry-leading power and cooling

Up to 92+ percent efficient*, fully redundant power supplies utilize minimal power without compromising productivity. High-efficiency fans and intuitive chassis airflow ducting drive enterprise-class cooling with minimal power draw.

Enterprise-class availability

Safeguard your organization from IT loss or corruption with data-protective redundancy through optional dual fail-safe embedded hypervisors and hard-drive fault tolerance, which is enabled by a hardware RAID (PERC) controller.
Dell OpenManage Systems Management portfolio
The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio, including Dell PowerEdge server embedded management feature integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller, helps IT Administrators efficiently manage Dell servers in physical, virtual, local and remote environments, operating in band or out of band, with or without a systems management software agent. Irrespective of the operating system or hypervisor you deploy, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller automates the most essential and frequently performed server management tasks to help your IT resources become more productive and your IT environment more cost-effective and well-maintained. Dell OpenManage also integrates and connects to leading third-party systems management solutions you may already own, so you can maintain your single point of control and capitalize on your existing investment. 

Solutions and Systems Management

  
Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions
You face an expanding set of challenges for provisioning, managing and supporting end-user computing across your enterprise. Your IT team is not growing, but support requirements are more complex as you plan how best to migrate and update client systems, and secure new “smart” mobile devices.

With Dell DVS you can create a centralized end-user computing environment that streamlines desktop management and reduces maintenance burden on your IT staff. Now you can focus on important projects to improve IT services. Dell DVS solutions are completely integrated and tested solutions that are powered by advanced Dell PowerEdge rack and blade servers.

Dell’s purpose-built DVS solutions combine the performance, memory capacity and embedded hypervisor options in Dell PowerEdge servers with desktop virtualization software in optimized configurations. DVS solutions simplify deployments and accelerate your time-to-value. Dell DVS solutions deliver:
 
  • Simplified management: Centralized desktop management so you can support a wider range of end-user devices without incurring additional cost or complexity
  • Streamlined operations: Decoupling the operating system, applications and user data from devices reduces complexity and streamlines desktop maintenance and updates
  • Secure IP and data: Intellectual property and business data is secured and centralized reducing your vulnerabilities for data loss and unauthorized access to your network
  • Support for mobility: Provide secure access for smartphones and personal devices across your organization and externally to your contractors and partners


Dell DVS solutions are informed by more than 50,000 hours of testing and validated by implementations in organizations like yours so you can deploy with confidence.

Storage Options
With Dell Compellent, Dell EqualLogic and Dell PowerVault, we have created a comprehensive and innovative portfolio of storage products, all of which are easy to deploy, manage and grow. Whether you use network attached storage (NAS), direct attached storage (DAS), internet SCSI (iSCSI) or Fibre Channel (FC), Dell has a product that can meet your business needs and reduce the cost and complexity of storage.


The Value of Dell StorageThe Value of Dell Storage:
Dell’s open, standards-based solutions let customers of all sizes integrate new technologies without sacrificing performance or their existing IT investments.



Direct Attached StorageDirect-Attached Storage:
The Dell PowerVault MD storage family offers easy and economical expansion for Dell PowerEdge servers enabling high availability and scalability for demanding business applications.
 

Disk to Disk BackupDisk-to-Disk Backup
Due to expanding volumes of data that must be backed up and protected along with shrinking backup windows, many IT departments have moved to or added disk-based backups.
 

Network Attached StorageNetwork-Attached Storage
NAS is a specialized storage server with its own IP address that is made available to multiple clients and servers on a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).



Object Based StorageObject-Based Storage
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.



Storage Area NetworkStorage Area Network
A storage area network (SAN) is a network of shared storage devices, such as disk storage arrays and tape automation



Tape BackupTape Backup
Considered the first and last line of defense against data loss, tape and removable disks can be used for long-term data storage and backup.
 

Unified StorageUnified Storage
Unified Storage is a term that describes the ability to manage both file- and block-level data.
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