The Dell PowerEdge R905 rack server was designed for architected performance and streamlined virtualization deployment. It’s fine-tuned to provide virtualization performance with an ideal formula of processor technology, memory capacity and I/O (input/output) scalability. Featuring up to twice the memory and I/O scalability of the previous-generation, standard 4U four-socket servers, the PowerEdge R905 helps remove the barriers to running memory and I/O-bound applications like VMware® ESX Server. The PowerEdge R905 also allows you to start migrating real virtual machines within a few clicks of a mouse, streamlining deployment in virtualized environments.
Dell’s virtualization strategy is to help you manage your infrastructure with the tools you already have, which is why we work with industry leaders to deliver an integrated solution for managing physical and virtual infrastructures.
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A smart foundation is designed to deliver exceptional performance that the competition can’t beat. From initial design and deployment to ongoing support, Dell is focused on eliminating unnecessary steps in managing your virtual infrastructure. Dell offers fixed-scope services that can deliver the expertise you need when and where you need it to help you quickly and efficiently deploy an optimized virtual infrastructure.
Dell’s server and storage platforms are engineered for virtual environments to help provide an optimal balance between performance and cost. We also partner with the leading providers of virtualization solutions to give you choice and flexibility in your virtualization deployments.
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Dell’s approach to optimization emphasizes energy efficiency at every level of the infrastructure. Boasting high energy-efficient power supplies and memory, plus the latest AMD™ processors*, the PowerEdge R905 is designed for businesses that want a combination of virtualization performance and low energy consumption. Together, the PowerEdge R905 and Dell’s PS5000 family of storage area network (SAN) arrays — built on EqualLogic™ virtualization technology — are engineered to provide an energy-efficient virtualized Internet SCSI (iSCSI) solution.
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Dell: Innovator with iSCSI and Virtualization
Dell’s iSCSI product portfolio helps you optimise your storage environment to best meet your business needs.
Dell Storage Solutions Tailored for Virtual Servers
Your SAN fabric is a critical element to consider when implementing virtualized servers. Dell has engineered a broad portfolio of both Fibre Channel and iSCSI SAN arrays that are tailored for VMware® , Microsoft® , Citrix® and Red Hat® virtualization solutions. In particular, iSCSI SANs offer unique capabilities that can simplify consolidated backup, virtual machine migration and disaster recovery.
The Latest iSCSI Insights
For high-performance, mission-critical servers, the cost of higher bandwidth Fibre Channel is often justified. Now organisations that previously felt over-served by 4 Gbps Fibre Channel links can experience the benefits of iSCSI in their IT environments, including reduced complexity with tiered, optimised storage consolidation through virtualization.
iSCSI Solutions Made Easy
Dell Offers a Versatile iSCSI Storage Portfolio
Dell/EMC CX3 Series UltraScale Storage Arrays Dual-Mode Fibre Channel and iSCSI Functionality
Dell/EMC AX4-5I simple, scalable and affordable iSCSI SAN for support of 64 hosts and 60 drives
PowerVault MD3000i Scalable iSCSI storage array Flexible and very affordable iSCSI SAN solution
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Virtualization SolutionsDell and VMware have collaborated to test and certify VMware® Infrastructure 3 virtualization software on DellTM PowerEdgeTM server and Dell/EMC storage products to provide a comprehensive virtualization solution. Built with leading technologies, PowerEdge R805 and PowerEdge R905 servers are engineered to deliver the performance required to efficiently host multiple virtualised workloads.
Optimise for Microsoft SQL Server 2005Dell can provide a complete, integrated, tested and supported solution for SQL Server® 2005 Configurations including the servers, storage, operating system, systems management and range of available servers, as well as the SQL Server 2005 operating system itself, all geared toward delivering the performance, manageability, and value required in a database environment.
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Optimise for Oracle Database 10gDell works hand-in-hand with Oracle engineers to help ensure compliance with IT best practices. We provide solutions that integrate software, systems management, services, and storage from leaders in the industry: Dell, Oracle and EMC. The entire solution stack is pre-engineered, tested and validated, to provide customers with complete ready to use Oracle database solutions on Red Hat® Linux® or Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008.
Server ConsolidationDell offers the tools, products and services needed to help address the key stages of server consolidation, including the critical first step of preparing a business analysis to determine an estimated return on investment.