The Dell EMC PowerEdge Portfolio: Your Innovation Engine

Where Will Your Innovation Engine Take You?

The data era is well underway, and its scope and impact will be like nothing we’ve ever seen. Data is being created at an unprecedented pace, and customers and partners of every type are seeking modern ways to access, activate, move, store and secure it every day. Customers are also looking at ways to do this where the data is created, to increase efficiencies and hasten the speed to insights and drive more impact from data. And this “digital first” mindset has only accelerated over the last year.

We stand ready to help customers and partners accelerate their digital transformation, and to push the limits of their full potential. This fourth industrial revolution will be driven by modern infrastructure, flexible consumption models and differentiated services. In addition to modernising the operations of our portfolio, we are also focussed on enabling customers in new areas around edge, telco, cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

The innovation that we will see over the next decade is incredibly exciting.

We can help you build your innovation engine

With the largest launch of our PowerEdge portfolio, Dell Technologies is pleased to announce solutions that deliver critical and differentiated capabilities. Find out how they deliver these capabilities here.

The Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio is built on the following key pillars that drive business success:

Adaptive Compute

PowerEdge servers deliver adaptive compute with the latest advances in a platform specifically built to enable your workloads and business requirements — both now and in the future. We’ve segmented our server portfolio to deliver the right combination of technology and capabilities to address your unique compute and workload needs. These naturally encompass a wide range of use cases from new workloads around cloud and AI/ML to more traditional workloads around big data and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

For example, we’re making GPUs mainstream with an AI-optimised portfolio. We recently announced the all-new PowerEdge XE8545 server, which was designed as a powerhouse for AI workloads. It brings together up to 128 cores of 3rd Generation AMD EPYC™ processors and four NVIDIA A100 GPUs to deliver an AI infrastructure without compromise. Designed to optimise performance of NVIDIA’s vGPU software and Multi-Instance GPU capabilities, the XE8545 doubles HPC performance and increases machine learning by up to 7x.¹ The XE8545 also powers the latest HPC Ready Architecture for AI and Data Analytics, including the new Dell-developed and open-sourced Omnia automation software.

Edge computing is on everyone’s mind – the traditional idea of the “data centre” and where, when, and how your data is processed, is shifting rapidly. Dell Technologies has you covered with ruggedised form factors designed for unique constraints and the ability to process data at the point of creation. Built for harsh, remote environments, the PowerEdge XR11 and XR12 ruggedised servers are purpose-built to provide enterprise performance outside the data centre. We’re talking servers that can stand up to heat, cold, dust, vibrations and shocks, with a hardened chassis and minimal footprint.

Autonomous Compute Infrastructure

Automation helps you respond rapidly to business opportunities with intelligent systems that work together, as well as independently, to deliver outcomes aligned with business priorities, freeing IT to stop managing and start innovating. By providing world-class tools for integration, autonomous compute infrastructure helps you adapt to changing environments, enables rapid digital transformation and positions you to grow, scale and evolve.

Dell Technologies offers extensive capabilities that makes it easy to build automation in your organisation. Our comprehensive strategy outlines the path to success for full automation.

Autonomous compute infrastructure can help you overcome the many challenges you face in the data era. Automatic certificate enrolment, auto discovery and automated firmware updates are just a few of the many features of our OpenManage systems management solutions.

Additionally, zero touch deployment from iDRAC9 brings automated functionalities such as server discovery, installation and configuration, security settings, OS deployment and updates, freeing IT resources to focus on higher value activities. In the future, autonomous compute will help customers fully realise self-deployed, self-provisioned and self-managed infrastructure. Today, customers can achieve on average 85%-time savings and eliminate 38 steps by utilising the OpenManage portfolio to automate steps involved with typical IT Admin tasks like deployment, monitoring, firmware updates, and incident resolution compared to manual methods.²

Proactive Resilience

Start Strong. Stay Strong. And Outmanoeuvre Threats.

Cyber security continues to be a major source of sleepless nights for most IT folks. Dell Technologies includes cyber security enhancements across our entire portfolio helping you establish and maintain a secure IT ecosystem, from the edge to hybrid cloud. These elements bolster your trust and confidence in Dell Technologies as the primary source of IT solutions in today’s data era.

Embed trust into your digital transformation with an infrastructure and IT environment designed for secure interactions and the capability to anticipate potential threats. Our proactive resilience starts with the silicon design and permeates the system’s lifecycle, from manufacturing, through the supply chain, and retirement – all from a single, trusted vendor.

We continue to innovate across our Cyber Resilient Architecture and the supply chain to bolster your security, all while following and often exceeding, world-renowned best practices and standards. We are the first server vendor with a cross-portfolio solution for cryptographically verified hardware integrity with Dell Technologies Secured Component Verification.* Secured Component Verification provides “as-built” hardware validation for the server upon delivery to ensure integrity in transit. Additionally, Dell Technologies’ implementation of UEFI Secure Boot Customisation was highlighted in the National Security Agency (NSA) technical paper “UEFI Secure Boot Customisation.”

Build an innovation engine that’s ready for anything

PowerEdge servers enable you to rapidly adapt to evolving business demands and harness data from any environment, leverage intelligence and automation, to free IT for higher value activities and embed trust with proactive resilience to protect against cyber threats. With PowerEdge servers as your innovation engine, you can seamlessly navigate this data era and be prepared for the unexpected.

With PowerEdge servers, your Future is Now.

To learn more about the PowerEdge portfolio, watch our March 17th launch event on-demand replay, or visit the Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers page.

¹ Based on Dell internal analysis of XE8545 (4 x SXM4 80GB GPU) during lab testing conducted in the Dell American DataCenter (CET) Labs , Feb 2021

² Based on a Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell Technologies, “Performing Common Systems Management Tasks with Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise 3.5 vs Manual approaches”, March 2021. Actual results may vary.

* Based on Dell analysis of publicly available data, October 2020. Available on PowerEdge 14G and 15G, except for PowerEdge XE7100, XE7420, XE7220, C6420 and C6525.

About the Author: Arthur Lewis

Arthur Lewis is President and General Manager of the Products & Operations Server and Infrastructure Systems business. In this role, Arthur oversees Dell Technologies PowerEdge Server business, including product management, business operations, hardware and software engineering, and research and development. Arthur previously lead the Global Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) Center of Competence for Dell Technologies. In this capacity, Arthur was responsible for ISG sales execution and enablement, long-term strategic planning, product line management, pricing strategy and demand planning. Arthur joined Dell in 2003, leading Dell’s Gaming business, including its leading gaming brand, Alienware, and has held several executive positions across the Client Solutions Group. He did his undergraduate studies at Florida International University and received a JD from University of Florida.