The PowerEdge Enterprise Server You Didn’t Know We Had

Have you ever been on one of those duck tours through cities like Boston where you travel on land and in the water seeing the sights? Are you riding in a boat, or in a truck? That’s essentially the question we face with the new PowerEdge T640 server. True, it’s in the T-series family which represents our tower servers. But it’s too powerful to only sit under a desk. So… is it a rack server, or a tower server?

The PowerEdge T640 can power enterprise workloads in a data center. It offers powerful memory, massive storage, and advanced processing power. And you can put four 300W GPUs in it. Plus it has the systems management toolkit and industry-leading security that users expect from a PowerEdge server.

Mission-Critical Workloads

Whether you’re an AI-focused startup, a burgeoning scientific research company, a mid-sized educational institution undergoing an IT transformation, or a large insurance institution, the T640 can address almost any workload. Or multiple workloads at once. It can address data-heavy workloads. It can power demanding workloads. It can run critical business applications like CRM, ERP and VDI.

The T640 is capable of all this because it has the new Intel Xeon Scalable processors which have 27% more cores than the previous generation. It also has the most advanced DDR4 memory. And it comes with dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. With three more u than your typical two-processor rack server, the T640 offers significantly more storage space to address your data-heavy workloads.

Versatile Strength

There’s not only huge internal storage, but also multiple configuration options. Buy only the drives and memory you need now and add more over time. Start with as few as eight 3.5” large capacity drives and add up to 10 more drives later. Should you prefer speed to capacity, start with 16 2.5” drives and add up to eight NVMe drives. Or add 16 more 2.5”drives when you need them. That’s powerful versatility.

Standard-Setting Management Tools

The Dell EMC OpenManage systems management portfolio delivers peak efficiency for PowerEdge servers through intelligent, automated management of routine tasks. Combined with unique agent-free management capabilities, the T640 is simply and easily managed, freeing up more time for your high profile projects. The T640 also takes advantage of the embedded iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller to deliver 100% agent-free management, enabling server deployment in about 10 minutes.

Best-in-Class Security

The T640 delivers security into all parts of a server’s life cycle with a cyber-resilient architecture. Integrated security is built into the hardware, software and firmware of the T640. To prevent unwanted changes to configuration and settings during initial deployment, only authenticated code will run on the T640. And when you’re ready to retire or repurpose the T640’s storage drives, data is erased securely in minutes.

With powerful memory, massive storage, and advanced processing power, the PowerEdge T640 is a server in a category all by itself. Is it a tower server or a rack server? We can make an argument for both. What really matters is that the enterprise features and performance formerly reserved for large-scale data centers are now available for all businesses regardless of size. You’re welcome.

About the Author: Brian Payne

Brian Payne leads a team responsible for defining the portfolio strategy as well as the detailed definitions for each offer in the portfolio. In his role, Brian collaborates across the Dell Technologies portfolio inclusive of the full line of Dell EMC infrastructure products as well as the software products such as the VMware Virtual Cloud Foundation portfolio.  Brian and members of his organization regularly engage with customers around the world to better understand their challenges and help them better understand how Dell can help them achieve their goals.  The insights gathered from our customers through these engagements coupled with primary research fuel the innovation engine for new offer development. Brian has over twenty years of product development experience at Dell.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.