Rack Servers

Boost IT performance with a superior rack server

The rack server is the IT powerhouse of small businesses. Rack mount servers provide superior processing power in a small footprint. These servers allow IT teams to expand computer and storage capacity easily. Businesses can start with a small server rack and add individual servers as the company grows and data center requirements evolve.

PowerEdge rack servers offer industry-leading technology that can improve performance, scale easily and simplify IT while providing superior processing power for a diverse set of workloads.


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Advantages of a rack server for small businesses

Offering significant advantages for IT teams, rack mount devices are a superior business server option for companies both large and small.

Greater flexibility
Rack servers enable IT teams to install multiple servers in the same enclosure. Teams can install several dedicated servers in one place, each with a different function such as email, software, and storage. Housing each server in the same location helps provide added security and protection from wear and tear.

Rack servers are designed to be installed in enclosures that hold multiple servers on top of each other. This makes them great for a small business that wants to be prepared to expand and scale IT resources.

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PowerEdge rack servers offer a complete portfolio of devices in various form factors, and up to four sockets for processors. Enhanced memory speeds, faster NVMe storage options, and BIOS tuning make it easy to match performance to various workloads for ultimate efficiency.

There are also additional benefits of PowerEdge rack servers. These servers are typically built with all of the needed components. This is ideal for organizations that may require a rack server as a standalone system, but they can also offer additional protection from the elements.

The PowerEdge portfolio includes everything from 1U servers for small business applications to 2U servers for software-defined storage and media streaming to 4U servers built for GPU database acceleration. And with flexible configuration options, IT teams can easily build a server to meet the business’s exact needs.

Features of PowerEdge rack servers include:

  • Flexible designs that balance performance, capabilities, resources, and affordability.
  • Intelligent and automated management tools simplify server management and let the IT team spend less time on routine maintenance.
  • Comprehensive protection with security embedded into every server to thwart malicious actors and ensure data privacy.
  • The scalable architecture enables IT teams to adapt to modern technology demands.

A rack server for every application

With PowerEdge rack servers, businesses get state-of-the-art technology to address various complex workloads.

Artificial intelligence workloads
Machine learning and artificial intelligence involve workloads with massive data sets and require servers with extreme parallel processing speed. PowerEdge servers are AI powerhouses that combine accelerator cards, expandable memory, ample storage, and exceptional processing power to enable businesses to keep pace with AI workload demands.

Cloud workloads
PowerEdge servers for Hybrid Cloud IT are cloud-ready servers that allow administrators to choose where to run workloads strategically. Cloud workloads enable businesses to operate most efficiently - whether on-premise, in hybrid clouds, or multicloud models.

PowerEdge rack servers are cloud-ready, allowing for enhanced data mobility and critical workloads' consistent operation. It not only will enable organizations to scale more efficiently but enables your business to remain more operationally flexible than ever before. Also, its cyber-resilient infrastructure provides a significant level of security.

Why choose Dell Technologies for your business

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Premium products
All of our products are designed to provide secure, powerful, and reliable systems. Built with cutting edge technologies for maximum operational effectiveness, our products adapt and scale to your business needs.

Comprehensive IT solutions
Support the growth of your business with our IT Solutions. We provide a full portfolio or products that include support & services and on-site assistance. The fully supported and secure solutions are designed to help keep your data secure and your infrastructure strong..

Expert support
We have over 30 years of experience in helping small businesses succeed. Our team of IT experts provide personalized advice and tailored solutions. Easily reach us by call, chat, or email to keep your small business ready for what’s next.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a rack server?
A rack server is a server mounted within a framework that enables multiple servers to be stacked vertically. Rack servers come in a standard width – usually 19 inches – but with varying heights that allow different servers to contain more or fewer components. A 1U server occupies one unit within the server rack or roughly 1.75 inches in height. Rack servers are typically available in sizes from 1U to 5U.

What are the advantages of a rack server vs. a blade server or tower server?
Tower servers are standalone devices that resemble a desktop computer. Their cost and adaptability make them ideal for smaller businesses that don't require many servers. When more servers are needed, tower servers can quickly consume too much space, as they occupy a large footprint.

Rack servers enable multiple devices to occupy a smaller footprint. Installation within a server rack makes server management and organization of cabling and components simpler. Rack servers make it easy to expand capacity by adding additional servers, and the cost of cooling and power consumption is typically less than blade servers.

Blade servers are thin circuit boards housed in a server enclosure containing multiple servers side-by-side. Each board has a minimal amount of components, enabling many servers to reside within a small footprint. Blade servers share common components like switches, ports, and power connectors through the chassis, providing greater server density. While blade servers offer more processing power in a smaller amount of space, they also require more ventilation. And the upfront cost of acquiring blade servers can be higher than rack or tower servers.