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Dell Brings Leading Cloud Infrastructure Knowledge to Web Hosting and IT Service Providers
Designed to help IT hosting and Web 2.0 companies achieve greater efficiencies in their data centers, Dell is introducing its third generation of microservers, the PowerEdge C5000 line, including the PowerEdge C5125 and C5220. This new series of energy efficient microservers meets the unique demands for building out shared and cloud computing infrastructures by allowing applications to run on individual dedicated physical servers without compromising on price, power or density.

Microservers are a new class of server specifically designed for those use cases where multi-core CPU architecture and extensive virtualization are overkill. What these systems provide are multiple low-cost dedicated servers where one CPU is perfect for running single applications.

Dell’s latest generation of PowerEdge C5000 “microservers” offer one of world’s most dense and energy efficient systems featuring between eight to 12 individual server nodes in one 3U chassis. Capturing the efficiencies and design lessons learned from some of the world’s largest hosting and cloud providers, these new servers by Dell’s Data Center Solutions (DCS) division are engineered to maximize revenue per-square foot within the data center. By utilizing a shared infrastructure model, users can save on space, energy, racks and cabling with the new PowerEdge C microservers. Consider that the PowerEdge C5000 line achieves up to four times more density while being up to 75 percent less to cool than comparable HP or IBM 1U servers.

Power and Performance in a Low Cost Package - Dell’s New PowerEdge C5125 and C5220 Servers

The PowerEdge C5125 and C5220 are Dell’s newest microservers optimized for dedicated and virtualized IT hosting and Web 2.0 environments where power and density is critical. The PowerEdge C5125 and C5220 come with up to 12 server nodes in 3U chassis supporting both AMD and Intel architectures, respectively. Additional features on both microservers include 4 x DDR3 UDIMMS, 2 x 3.5-inch or 4 x 2.5-inch HDDs, 2 x GbE ports, IPMI 2.0 management, iKVM, individually serviceable nodes, as well as a shared power and cooling infrastructure.

“The growth of various cloud computing models has resulted in many of these organizations grappling with the best way to optimize and scale the performance of their enormous data centers. This new microserver series, through a shared infrastructure and energy efficient design, helps these customers maximize their IT environments while helping them adapt to change with a highly modular and serviceable design.” – Reuben Miller, senior research analyst, IDC

“Over the last four years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest data center operators in the world, whose complex environments require optimal efficiency. Our new PowerEdge C microservers further solidify our position as the premier vendor of specialized server solutions, leveraging our experience working with this unique set of customers and placing that power into the hands of a broader customer base including Web hosting and IT service providers.” – Andy Rhodes, executive director of marketing, Dell Data Center Solutions

Published Tuesday, March 22, 2011 5:32 AM by David Marshall
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webdesign - (Author's Link) - May 30, 2011 8:31 PM

The shift towards cloud infrastructure has only just begun, it will only be a few years until this becomes the web design industry benchmark standard to host websites on cloud infrastructure.

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