A couple of weeks ago, Lionel cleared up questions around our commitment to AMD. Today, we’ve introduced new AMD processor technology in our OptiPlex 740 desktop. Here’s what customers can expect:
- We’re the first to deliver new processors from AMD including those with a “B” as part of the model name that identifies them as long lifecycle processors that bring 12-24 month longevity that is essential to our business customers
- We will offer more energy-efficient AMD processors with “E” as part of the model name that can reduce energy consumption by 5-10 percent
- RAID 0 and RAID 1 support for performance or data backup hard drive configurations
- Capability to support AMD Phenom performance processors in the future
At the core of our OptiPlex desktop line of products is stability. Business customers want longevity so they don’t waste time on routine image management and spend it on innovation. It makes sense for us to offer the AMD processors, in addition to other features that provide more stability, such as ImageDirect service and ImageWatch. You’ll hear more from us on efforts to provide even more stability for our customers.
Stay tuned. In the coming weeks, Dell customers in all regions will be able to choose AMD processors on the OptiPlex 740.
Darrel Ward is a Senior Vice President in Dell Technologies’ APEX business; he oversees the Program Management Office (PMO). In this position, he leads cross functional and cross organizational transformation efforts that are enabling Dell Technologies to reinvent itself – offering its industry leading portfolio as-a-Service in customers’ data centers, out at the edge or in the hands of end-users.
Darrel is a proven leader in the tech industry. Over the past 30+ years, he has led teams spanning sales operations, product marketing, product planning and program management. His product expertise is just as varied and holistic – servers, storage, PCs and networking. While the bulk of his career has been spent at the place he considers home – Dell Technologies – he has also had the opportunity to lead teams at Lenovo, AMD, and Nortel Networks.
Prior to his role leading the APEX PMO, Darrel was the Senior Vice President of Dell’s Client Product Group (CPG). In this role, he was responsible for the CPG business’ strategy, products, program management, operations and overall business performance. The CPG business accounts for half of Dell’s revenue annually and has over 1400 team members.
Darrel is a graduate of the Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is passionate about the outdoors, recreational ranching, animal rescue efforts, conservation, and sustainability.