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PowerEdge R540 Rack Server

Flexible by design

Adapt to a variety of application demands with a 2-socket, 2U rack server that offers an ideal balance of resources and affordability.

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$2,419.00
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PowerEdge R540 Rack Server

COMPONENTS

Base

PowerEdge R540 Server
Included in price

Motherboard

PowerEdge R540 MLK Motherboard, V2
Included in price

Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

+ $29.45
+ $49.42
Included in price

Chassis

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Included in price
+ $25.45

Shipping

PowerEdge R540 Shipping
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Shipping Material

PowerEdge R540 Shipping Material, V2
Included in price

Regulatory

PowerEdge R540 CCC and BIS Marking, No CE Marking
Included in price

Processor

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Intel® Xeon® Silver Processors
+ $404.33
+ $169.72
Included in price
+ $24.96
+ $294.51
+ $179.70
+ $24.96
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Additional Processor

+ $393.85
Included in price

Processor Thermal Configuration

Heat Sink already included
Included in price

Memory DIMM Type and Speed

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$0.00
$0.00

Memory Configuration Type

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$0.00
Included in price
$0.00
$0.00

Memoryi

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$553.59 /ea.
$1,097.69 /ea.
$299.01 /ea.
Qty
$199.17 /ea.
Included in price

RAID

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$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
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$0.00
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RAID/Internal Storage Controllers

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+ $74.88
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Hard Drive

Please note the following restrictions: VMware does not yet support AF (Advanced Format) hard drives. AF drives are also labeled as 512e or 4Kn. 4Kn hard drives are only supported on Win 2012 or later using UEFI boot & some Linux distros. 512e hard drives are only supported with Win2008R2 or greater & some Linux distros.
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SATA SSD
$199.67 /ea.
$249.09 /ea.
$648.43 /ea.
$498.68 /ea.
$810.41 /ea.
$873.06 /ea.
$1,696.70 /ea.
$498.68 /ea.
$1,158.09 /ea.
$358.91 /ea.
$673.39 /ea.
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SAS SSD
$1,247.44 /ea.
$2,246.29 /ea.
$748.76 /ea.
$1,405.18 /ea.
$1,197.52 /ea.
$3,493.73 /ea.
$1,122.64 /ea.
$1,696.70 /ea.
$698.35 /ea.
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SAS
$353.92 /ea.
$264.06 /ea.
$244.10 /ea.
$498.68 /ea.
$553.59 /ea.
NLSAS
$274.05 /ea.
$368.89 /ea.
$848.10 /ea.
$563.57 /ea.
$868.07 /ea.
SATA
$229.12 /ea.
$478.71 /ea.
Qty
$109.32 /ea.
Included in price
$204.16 /ea.
$289.02 /ea.
$548.59 /ea.
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vSAS SSD
$1,996.20 /ea.
SATA HDD
$1,272.40 /ea.
Others
$244.10 /ea.
$358.91 /ea.
$678.88 /ea.
$556.58 /ea.
$1,058.25 /ea.
$1,180.55 /ea.
$1,247.44 /ea.
$1,996.20 /ea.
$588.53 /ea.
$843.11 /ea.
$1,122.64 /ea.
$698.35 /ea.
$868.07 /ea.
$3,926.01 /ea.
$565.07 /ea.
$698.35 /ea.
$1,312.33 /ea.
$1,312.33 /ea.
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Hard Drives for 2nd RAID Container

Hard Drives (PCIe SSD/Flex Bay)

SATA SSD
$1,247.44 /ea.
$868.07 /ea.
SSD SAS
$748.76 /ea.
vSAS SSD
$1,996.20 /ea.
SAS SSD
$678.88 /ea.
$1,180.55 /ea.
$1,197.52 /ea.
$3,493.73 /ea.
$1,122.64 /ea.
$1,696.70 /ea.
$698.35 /ea.
$2,994.55 /ea.
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SAS HDD
$588.53 /ea.
$698.35 /ea.
Others
$1,312.33 /ea.
$199.67 /ea.
$358.91 /ea.
$249.09 /ea.
$556.58 /ea.
$648.43 /ea.
$1,058.25 /ea.
$498.68 /ea.
$1,996.20 /ea.
$810.41 /ea.
$264.06 /ea.
$244.10 /ea.
$498.68 /ea.
$553.59 /ea.
$229.12 /ea.
$109.32 /ea.
$353.92 /ea.
$483.70 /ea.
$274.05 /ea.
$204.16 /ea.
$368.89 /ea.
$289.02 /ea.
$563.57 /ea.
$848.10 /ea.
$1,122.64 /ea.
$873.06 /ea.
$1,696.70 /ea.
$498.68 /ea.
$1,158.09 /ea.
$358.91 /ea.
$673.39 /ea.
$868.07 /ea.
$565.07 /ea.
$698.35 /ea.
$4,442.66 /ea.
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Boot Optimized Storage Cards

Included in price
+ $284.03
+ $438.77
+ $438.77
+ $284.03
+ $438.77
+ $438.77
+ $438.77
+ $748.26
+ $748.26
+ $438.77
+ $748.26
+ $748.26
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Operating System

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No OS
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VMware ESXi
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Windows
+ $3,359.45
$0.00
+ $608.49
Linux
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00

Licenses

$424.30 /ea.
$3,359.45 /ea.
$79.37 /ea.
$608.49 /ea.

OS Media Kits

Customers who purchase Windows Server 2019 operating system have the rights to downgrade to Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Qty
$0.00 /ea.
Included in price
+ $2.05
+ $2.05

Client Access Licenses

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$953.42 /ea.
$3,688.90 /ea.
$1,008.33 /ea.
$1,008.33 /ea.
$29.45 /ea.
$24.46 /ea.
$144.76 /ea.
$109.82 /ea.
$289.52 /ea.
$219.64 /ea.
$1,447.61 /ea.
$1,098.18 /ea.
$576.55 /ea.
$444.27 /ea.
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Additional Virtual Machines for Windows Sever

Embedded Systems Management

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+ $343.93
For customers purchasing digitally delivered software, a high-speed internet connection is recommended.
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For customers purchasing digitally delivered software, a high-speed internet connection is recommended.
Included in price
+ $99.34
$0.00
+ $493.18
+ $49.42
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Group Manager

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$0.00
Included in price

Password

Factory Generated Password for iDRAC9 (new for 14G iDRAC9) – By default, all PowerEdge servers will ship with a factory generated iDRAC password, to provide additional security. This password is generated at the factory and is located on the pull-out Information Tag located on the front of the chassis, adjacent to the server asset tag. Legacy Password - Customers who prefer the known, legacy password “calvin” should choose this option. For security purposes, Dell EMC strongly recommends changing any initial password as part of server deployment.
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$0.00

iDRAC Systems Management Options

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$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00

iDRAC Service Module

iDRAC Service Module is a lightweight service that supplements iDRAC monitoring and configuration with information available from the server’s operating system (OS). You can also access a limited version of the iSM interface from the OS. By having iSM pre-installed, you will be able to quickly access critical logs and support information should you need to contact Dell Support.
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$0.00
$0.00

PCIe Riser

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1xFH, 3xLP, 1CPU
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Additional Network Cards

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$294.01 /ea.
$294.01 /ea.
$329.46 /ea.
$179.70 /ea.
$443.77 /ea.
$353.92 /ea.
$353.92 /ea.
$279.04 /ea.
$279.04 /ea.
$124.79 /ea.
$69.39 /ea.
$69.39 /ea.
$109.32 /ea.
$109.32 /ea.
$114.31 /ea.
$114.31 /ea.
$249.09 /ea.
$249.09 /ea.
$388.86 /ea.
$388.86 /ea.
$373.88 /ea.
$373.88 /ea.
$324.46 /ea.
$323.96 /ea.
$613.49 /ea.
$613.49 /ea.
$373.88 /ea.
$373.88 /ea.
$1,148.10 /ea.
$1,148.10 /ea.
$353.92 /ea.
$1,132.63 /ea.
$353.92 /ea.
$353.92 /ea.
$850.59 /ea.
$850.59 /ea.
$498.68 /ea.
$239.10 /ea.
$239.10 /ea.
$299.01 /ea.
$299.01 /ea.
$358.91 /ea.
$358.91 /ea.
$463.73 /ea.
$613.49 /ea.
$613.49 /ea.
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Optics & Cables for Network Cards

$119.30 /ea.
$139.27 /ea.
$368.89 /ea.
$631.46 /ea.
$37.44 /ea.
$52.41 /ea.
$67.39 /ea.
$62.40 /ea.
$64.89 /ea.
$67.39 /ea.
$74.88 /ea.
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Fibre Channel Adapters

$1,082.71 /ea.
$1,082.71 /ea.
$718.31 /ea.
$718.31 /ea.
$733.79 /ea.
$1,118.15 /ea.
$1,118.15 /ea.
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Additional PCIe Cards

$4,422.69 /ea.
$134.28 /ea.
$134.28 /ea.
$498.68 /ea.
$498.68 /ea.

IDSDM and VFlash Card Reader

Included in price
+ $29.45
+ $29.45
+ $14.48

Additional Software

Included in price
+ $74.38
+ $124.29

Internal SD Module

Included in price
+ $29.45
+ $58.90
+ $54.41
+ $108.82
+ $99.34
+ $198.67
$0.00
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Internal Optical Drive

Included in price
$0.00

Fans

Included in price
$0.00
$0.00

Power Supply

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+ $229.62
Included in price
+ $134.78
+ $49.92
+ $179.70
+ $24.96
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Power Cords

$2.50 /ea.
$0.00 /ea.
$0.00
$9.98 /ea.
$9.98 /ea.
Qty
$0.00 /ea.
Included in price
$0.00 /ea.
$0.00 /ea.
$5.49 /ea.
$5.49 /ea.
$9.98 /ea.
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Bezel

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+ $59.90

Quick Sync 2 (At-the-box mgmt)

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Quick Sync 2 (At-the-box mgmt)
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Power Management BIOS Settings

Included in price
$0.00
$0.00

Advanced System Configurations

Included in price
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
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Rack Rails

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+ $94.34
+ $74.38
+ $24.46
Included in price

Server Accessories

$99.34 /ea.
$5.99 /ea.

System Documentation

Included in price
+ $24.96

Secondary OS

+ $3,359.45
+ $608.49

Virtualization Software and Support

$9,070.01 /ea.
$7,138.20 /ea.
$5,336.18 /ea.
$12,095.01 /ea.
$9,519.27 /ea.
$7,118.24 /ea.
$3,124.84 /ea.
$2,296.20 /ea.
$1,522.48 /ea.
$18,689.11 /ea.
$14,331.31 /ea.
$10,268.03 /ea.
$1,692.20 /ea.
$1,287.87 /ea.
$913.49 /ea.
$6,793.77 /ea.
$5,346.16 /ea.
$3,998.39 /ea.
$923.47 /ea.
$643.94 /ea.
$464.23 /ea.
$38,361.60 /ea.
$29,670.96 /ea.
$21,579.34 /ea.
$5,281.27 /ea.
$4,158.13 /ea.
$3,104.87 /ea.
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Enabled Virtualization

“Customers who choose to enable Hyper-V role on their server, will receive a pre-deployed virtual hard disk(.vhd / .vhdx) file copied on their hard drive as a default. This virtual hard disk has the same operating system edition installed as selected by the customers for their servers. Also, this virtual hard disk, being multilingual, provides an option to customers for choosing their desired language during the login to the virtual machine.”
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Microsoft SQL Server

Included in price
+ $1,961.76
+ $1,961.76
+ $7,382.80
+ $1,961.76
+ $7,382.80
+ $1,961.76
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Auto RAID Configuration - Standard

+ $17.47
$17.47 /ea.
$17.47 /ea.
$17.47 /ea.
$17.47 /ea.
$17.47 /ea.
+ $17.47
$17.47 /ea.
$17.47 /ea.
$17.47 /ea.
$17.47 /ea.
$17.47 /ea.
$17.47 /ea.
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Distribution Label

None
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SERVICES & SUPPORT

Warrantyi

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Basic Next Business Day 36 Months, 36 Month(s)
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Extended Services

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Included in price
+ $18.07
and
The maximum term is 5 year(s)
+ $596.07
and
The maximum term is 7 year(s)
+ $1,083.79
and
The maximum term is 7 year(s)
Dell Recommended
+ $1,138.06
and
The maximum term is 7 year(s)
+ $1,625.77
and
The maximum term is 7 year(s)
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Keep Your Hard Drive for Enterprise Services

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Included in price
+ $119.80

Keep Your Component for Enterprise Services

Included in price
+ $249.25
and
The maximum term is 7 year(s)

Data Sanitization or Destruction for Ent Service

+ $10,709.30
+ $12,850.76
+ $7,649.36
+ $16,522.67
+ $9,179.33
+ $13,768.89
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Deployment Services

Trust Dell experts to lead deployments, from planning and basic hardware installations to configuration, and complex integrations.
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+ $1,321.51
+ $498.68
+ $398.94
+ $129.66
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$0.00
+ $1,321.51
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BIOS Settings - Standard

+ $7.49
+ $7.49

Dell Services: On-site Diagnosis Service

Included in price
+ $213.12
+ $394.47

Dell SDS Residency Services

$6,667.52 /ea.
$19,592.89 /ea.
$19,592.89 /ea.
$11,794.33 /ea.
$7,569.47 /ea.
$6,667.52 /ea.
$19,592.89 /ea.
$19,592.89 /ea.
$19,592.89 /ea.
$19,592.89 /ea.
$19,592.89 /ea.
$19,592.89 /ea.
$6,667.52 /ea.
$6,667.52 /ea.
$19,592.89 /ea.
$6,667.52 /ea.
$6,667.52 /ea.
$6,667.52 /ea.
$6,667.52 /ea.
$6,667.52 /ea.
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Configuration Services Asset Report

Included in price
+ $7.49
+ $7.49

ACCESSORIES

Networking and Storage

DAV2108 18.5IN KMM BNDL 8XDMPUIQ-VMCHS KVM BRACKET
Dell 8-port local access KVM with 18.5” KMM and all required SIPs and rack mount hardware to mount in same 1U space.

DKMM185-DAV-KIT8 includes the following components for your complete KVM and KMM solution with all SIPs and mounting hardware:
DAV2108-G01, Qty 1: Avocent AutoView for Dell: 8-port local KVM switch with two local users with a single power supply;
DMPUIQ-VMCHS-G01, Qty 8: Server interface module for VGA, USB keyboard, mouse supporting virtual media, CAC and USB2.0. Used with DMPU and DAV KVM appliances;
DRMK-77, Qty 1: Avocent KMMLED185 LED KVM bracket kit - works only with Avocent KVM for Dell;
DKMMLED185-G01, Qty 1: Avocent LED Console for Dell, 18.5", 1U, International English Keyboard.

TAA Compliant and includes 3-year advanced replacement warranty.
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+ $2,775.37
Dell KMM Console 18.5 Inch KVM console - Monitor
+ $3,582.52
Dell EMC Switch N1108T
Dell Networking N1100-ON Series
Price includes 42% off through Dell Small Business.
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+ $1,253.12
+ $729.00
PowerVault MD1400 & MD1420
Dell Storage MD1400
Price includes 45% off through Dell Small Business.
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No interest if paid in full within 90 days on all PowerVault^
+ $7,828.00
+ $4,289.00
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PowerEdge R540 Rack Server
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Estimated Value
$4,846.00
$2,427.00
Shipping
Free
Dell Price
$2,419.00
Support prices are dependent on hardware and OS costs.
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Features

Achieve performance at scale with the PowerEdge portfolio

Achieve performance at scale with the PowerEdge portfolio

Our modern compute platforms are built to scale easily and take advantage of technologies that lift application performance. The PowerEdge R540 rack server combines affordably and versatility, so you can adapt to a variety of applications and meet future demands.
  • Scale compute resources with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and tailor performance based on your unique workload requirements.
  • Optimize application performance with one-button tuning.
  • Enable storage flexibility with up to 14 x 3.5" drives.
  • Free up storage with boot-optimized M.2 SSDs.
Power your applications with a versatile 2-socket rack server

Power your applications with a versatile 2-socket rack server

Satisfy a variety of applications with the flexible PowerEdge R540. Its balanced combination of resources, expandability and affordability adapt to the changing demands of a modern data center. Optimize your application performance with one-button tuning. Scale for future requirements with up to 14 x 3.5" drives. Embedded diagnostics and SupportAssist help to maximize uptime without added effort, in a worry-free environment.

Ideal for:
  • Virtualization
  • Mail
  • Messaging
  • Video streaming
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The New Generation of PowerEdge Servers
Gain productivity with intelligent, embedded management

Gain productivity with intelligent, embedded management

Dell EMC OpenManage intelligent automation enables you to spend less time on routine maintenance so you can focus on business-critical priorities.

  • Help maximize uptime and reduce the IT effort to resolve issues by up to 72%* with ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist.
  • Leverage existing management consoles with easy integrations for VMware® vSphere®, Microsoft® System Center and Nagios®.
  • Improve productivity with agent-free Dell EMC iDRAC9 for automated management.
  • Simplify deployment with OpenManage next-generation console and server profiles to configure and prep servers rapidly and scalably.
Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection

Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection

A comprehensive, cyber-resilient architecture with security embedded into every server helps to protect your data.
  • Protect server configuration and firmware from malicious changes with new Configuration Lock-down.
  • Use system erase of local storage to help ensure data privacy when you repurpose or retire servers.
  • Automate updates that check file dependencies and proper update sequence, before deploying them independently from the OS/hypervisor.
  • Take control of your firmware consoles with embedded authentication that is designed to allow only properly signed updates to run.

Dell EMC offers complete end-to-end services

Optimizing the IT lifecycle is vital. We have expert services* for all lifecycle phases that save you time and resources, reduce effort, and improve your IT experience.
Consulting

Consulting

Consulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. We employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. We give you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.
Support

Support

Gain the freedom to focus on your business transformation with the support expertise and insights Dell EMC is known for across the globe. Choose the right support based on the criticality of specific systems with available automated predictive analysis, collaborative third-party assistance and a Technology Service Manager.
Deployment

Deployment

ProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Residency Service provides ongoing transition assistance to accelerate adoption. Trust our experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations to help you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.
Education

Education

Education Services offers an expansive suite of training services with multiple delivery methods, including instructor-led, self-paced online and virtual instructor-led training. With comprehensive and flexible training programs, we make it easy to ensure your staff has the skills they need to successfully manage and utilize your new technology to its full potential.
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