|The Dell Blade Advantage|
The Dell PowerEdge™ M600 blade server, featuring the latest Intel® Xeon® Quad-Core processors, simplifies IT by:
Dell PowerEdge M600 offers outstanding virtualization performance in a 2-socket blade server combined with optional, factory-integrated virtualization capabilities. Dell continues to simplify virtualization by streamlining virtualization deployment and providing ease of use in virtual infrastructures. By factory integrating VMware® ESXi 3.5, customers receive VMware capabilities and migration of virtual machines within a few clicks of a mouse.
Our virtualization-ready server configurations provide an easy path to virtualization through factory-integrated hypervisors and recommended hardware configurations that support an ideal virtual infrastructure.
Designed for energy efficiency and density, blade servers address the growing power and space constraints of your data center. The M600 blade server is one of the most energy-efficient blade products on the market, and has a 60 percent greater density than traditional 1U servers — energy efficiency and density that can’t be beat.
With blade servers, expanding your data center has never been easier. Once you have installed a blade enclosure, adding an additional server is as simple as sliding in a new blade and powering it up. Coupled with the Altiris® Deployment Solution for Dell servers and the Dell OpenManage™ Systems Management tools, Dell blades are one of the easiest to deploy and manage in the industry.
The M600 blade server is paired with the M1000e modular blade enclosure for an optimized blade solution. The M1000e is designed from the ground up to combat IT complexity so that it can deliver unbeatable levels of energy efficiency and flexibility. Designed to support future generations of Dell blade servers and technologies, your M1000e investment is protected for the future.
Learn more about the PowerEdge M1000e modular blade enclosure
Only Dell M-Series provides complete, snap-in FlexIO scalability down to the switch interconnects. FlexIO technology is the foundation of the M1000e I/O (input/output) subsystem and delivers the flexibility to design the solution to meet your requirements today, and the scalability to add or change options as warranted by your data center or future technologies in the future.
EthernetThe M-Series enclosure supports a broad set of modular Ethernet blade switches including PowerConnect and Cisco Catalyst.
Dell’s fully modular PowerConnect switches provide great flexibility with choices in models from 1 Gb to 10GbE speeds, flexible modular uplinks of varying media types and many other valuable features. The PowerConnect portfolio, including the M6220 and M8024, offers a selection of switches for a variety of needs.
Spanning entry-level GbE to GbE with stacking and 10GbE uplinks — Cisco models include the Catalyst 3032, 3130G and 3130X. The 3130 switches feature Cisco’s virtual blade switch functionality, enabling customers to interconnect up to nine switches to create a single logical switch, thereby simplifying the manageability of their data center.
Fibre ChannelBrocade 8 Gb Fibre Channel switches provide powerful connectivity to FC storage area networks (SANs), such as those offered by Dell/EMC. M5424 models include both a 12-port and 24-port configuration.
For heterogeneous integration into any FC network, these Brocade FC Switches can be configured as in Access Gateway mode. Based on NPIV (N_Port ID Virtualization) functionality, Access Gateway mode delivers the cable aggregation benefits and cost savings offered by Dell’s M-Series blade solution.
For high-performance computing (HPC) or other environments requiring the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available, the M-Series offers two levels of InfiniBand (IB) switches. The industry’s first chassis-integrated Quad Data Rate IB switch is available in the Mellanox® M3601Q, with speeds of up to 40 Gbps. For Dual Data Rate (DDR) InfiniBand infrastructures, the M-Series can be equipped with Cisco M7000E or Mellanox M2401G switches. Each switch features 16 ports in and eight ports out to ensure the availability and redundancy needed for the most demanding applications.
Reliable Protection for Your Data
Dell offers storage technology that can enable you to derive maximum value from your information infrastructure.
No other company knows more about storing and protecting information on Dell servers and storage arrays than Dell. Direct feedback from customers drives the design and development of a broad range of storage products for organizations of all sizes.
|Storage Area Network (SAN): |
A network of shared storage resources
|Network Attached Storage (NAS): |
A storage server that connects to a network
|Disk Storage Arrays: |
Disk enclosures that connect to a server or network
|Tape Automation: |
Automated tape systems for consolidated backup
|Tape Drives and Removable Disk Drives: |
Tape and Removable Disk Drive devices used to back up and restore information
Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter™
What if you could manage your physical infrastructure from your virtual console?
What if you could rapidly and consistently provision hardware and deploy virtual machines from within VMware vCenter?
What if you could reduce the number of steps needed to deploy virtual infrastructure?
With the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter installed in your VMware environment, you can:
• Get deep-level detail from Dell servers for inventory, monitoring and alerting — all from within vCenter
• Deploy BIOS and firmware updates to Dell servers from within vCenter
• Build hardware and hypervisor profiles and deploy any combination of the two on bare-metal Dell PowerEdge servers without a preboot execution environment (PXE)
• Automatically perform Dell-recommended vCenter actions based on Dell hardware alerts
• Access Dell hardware warranty information online
And, to give you even more power, we deliver our plug-in as a virtual appliance. That makes it easier to deploy and configure and offers integration directly into the vCenter console, providing more information inside of vCenter itself — unlike many other vendors who provide only "link-and-launch" capabilities to point to their own proprietary consoles.
The combination of the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter and the revolutionary embedded management features offered by Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller in Dell PowerEdge servers gives you an unmatched level of integration between vCenter and your server hardware.