Small businesses need to be agile to make the most of their business opportunities. In the United States, only 39.2% of small businesses have full-time IT staff in-house.¹ Small businesses are challenged to manage expenses, improve productivity and reduce organizational complexities. If you’re wondering where to start, we’re here to help with the challenges your unique business might be facing and guide you to the right server technology solutions and assist with reaching your IT goals — no matter how big or small.
Our one-socket PowerEdge servers are built to process data quickly and enable everyday business applications to run faster and reduce interruptions. While these servers are designed for small to medium businesses, their increased performance, enterprise-class management and robust security capabilities make them just as applicable for larger organizations. They come in either a rack form factor that sits in a server rack, or a tower form factor, which looks like the traditional computer tower. If you’re wondering how these servers would fit in your office, just remember that a rack server takes up less space in a server room, while a tower server fits easily underneath most desks.
These four servers, the PowerEdge T140, T340, R240 and R340, feature a couple of new important updates. The key feature among all of these is the latest Intel® Xeon® E-2200 processors. These processors now provide twice as many² cores than the previous server generation (up to 8 cores versus 4 cores), allowing for increased performance and faster task completion. You can improve performance by up to 35% faster using PowerEdge one-socket servers with Intel® Xeon® E-2200 processors.³
Something else to think about is how to automate your server lifecycle. Automation is key when it comes to handling routine tasks. By leveraging these simple and efficient tools, you’ll reduce time and effort on server management and invest more time on bigger priorities. As a business, you never want your applications to stop working, so we’ve integrated built-in security, proactive support and hot-plug options to keep your business operating.
R240 Rack Server The R240 is excellent for both general-purpose and industry-specific workloads. Typically for small to medium businesses where the IT infrastructure consists of multiple servers and can be consolidated in a rack. Another feature update for this server is the addition of a 450W cabled power supply to support the higher core count for faster performance. The R240 can handle collaboration/sharing, mail/messaging, file/print, data coordination and web hosting.
R340 Rack ServerThe R340 is designed to boost productivity, scale at your own pace and simplify your IT infrastructure. It offers high availability features like hot-plug drives and hot-plug redundant power supplies. The R340 is great for file/print, mail/messaging, collaboration/sharing and remote/branch offices. Plus, the R340 goes into the same type of SMB rack infrastructure as the R240.
T140 Tower ServersOverall, the tower form factor is designed to be quieter so it can go unnoticed under a desk. The T140 is an excellent server for desktop consolidation and general business applications. It includes tasks like collaboration, productivity apps, file-and-print, mail and messaging, office data coordination and file sharing. The T140 typically goes to a small office or home office user and helps these businesses get organized. Plus, it simplifies the IT of their growing business onto a reliable platform and attains greater productivity.
T340 Tower ServersThe T340 tower server is well-suited for single-tier workloads and offers room for expansion. While it supports the same kind of general-purpose applications as the T140, the T340 offers greater internal storage capacity. It can accommodate users with rapidly expanding data storage requirements or allow steady data growth and expandability. Its convenient tower form also makes it a popular choice for remote office/branch office sites such as bank branches and retail outlets.
The PowerEdge one-socket servers can help simplify your IT environment, make better use of data and support your business as it scales. If you are unsure about where to begin, check out a couple of tips to help get you started on your server selection and explore additional information about PowerEdge servers.
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