Server Buying Guide

What is a server?

A server is a more powerful computer than your average desktop. It provides a centralized place to store and organize important documents with a secure infrastructure that supports a full range of modern workloads and objectives.

What does your business need?

First server

First server

Server models for growing companies with low complexity IT environments.

Grow your infrastructure

Grow your infrastructure

Ideal for companies with medium and high complexity IT. With these models, you have more scalability and expandability, being able to place more than one processor per machine, in addition to security and client management.

Know the components

Understanding how the components in a server work helps you to choose the ideal server for your needs.


A server processor or central processing unit (CPU) is responsible for processing the functions and calculations representing the server's primary workload.

Memory (RAM)

Random Access Memory (RAM) is temporary storage that holds programs and data retrieved from the hard drive so that the processor can access that information faster and more easily.


Storage is a component that is used to retain and access data, files and applications.


A Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) provides high performance by increasing the number of drives used for saving and accessing data.


Embedded within every Dell EMC PowerEdge server, the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) is a powerful remote server management processor that helps IT administrators deploy, update and monitor PowerEdge servers.

Server operating system

An operating system designed to run on servers that allows other applications to run on the server’s hardware to perform specific roles such as print server, mail server, file server, application server, database server and Web server.

Types of servers

PowerEdge Tower Servers

Tower Servers

PowerEdge tower servers are designed to solve the challenges of the modern office environment by providing quiet, centralized processing in a compact space. All tower servers are easily implemented, managed and automate.

PowerEdge Rack Servers

Rack Servers

PowerEdge rack servers deliver the high performance to a diverse set of workloads. Ideal for companies that already have a data center structure and want to expand, they combine a highly scalable architecture and the ideal balance between computing and memory.

Modular Infrastructure

Modular Infrastructure

The PowerEdge modular portfolio allows you to easily tailor, deploy and manage your infrastructure while lowering operating costs. Create your future-ready data center with easily expandable compute, networking and storage.

APEX Cloud Services

APEX Cloud Services

APEX Cloud Services offer integrated compute, storage, networking, and virtualization resources that enable consistent, secure infrastructure and operations for your workloads across public and private clouds. With a simple way to order and manage cloud resources, you can now easily build the cloud of your choice with solutions tailored for your most pressing business needs.

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