The Cloud Is Great But Many Small Biz Still Need Servers: Video Interview On New Servers

Smallbiztechnology.com’s Ramon Ray caught up with Dell’s Brian Doty and Pankaj Bishnoi at a recent Dell event, and had a chance to talk to them about Dell’s new portfolio of PowerEdge servers.

This was a major event for Dell wherein Michael Dell opened the event and had discussions with senior executives focused on servers and networking.

You can see Ramon’s video interview here or below.

Dell expressed to the journalists at this event that they put a lot of thought and planning into the new series of servers so they fit the needs and desires of both mid-sized and small business owners, allowing them to stop worrying about how and where their data is being handled and focuse back on running their business successfully.

“Dell designed the new PowerEdge servers with input gathered from more than 7,700 customer interactions in 17 countries across four continents,” said Brad Anderson, President of Enterprise Solutions Group at Dell. “Our customers told us that they need end-to-end solutions to handle the complex workload problems they face every day. As such, we built our new generation of servers, systems management and workload solutions to address the needs of business end users who require maximum performance to run mission-critical applications and IT departments which demand more efficient, secure and reliable operations.”

According to Dell’s press release, the new servers are the PowerEdge R820, R720, R720xd and R620 rack servers, the M620 blade server, the T620 tower server and C6220.

There’s a lot of tech-no geek talk I could share with you, but your IT person can find out more about these servers here – www.dell.com/PowerEdge. What’s important for YOU to know is that the new servers have these new features and/or benefits:

  • Reclaim time with agent-free monitoring of over 400 sensors, including memory, RAID, storage and network devices, in multivendor operating system and hypervisor environments without installing software agents or drivers, which can save up to $2.5 million in server maintenance.
  • Deploy servers quickly with new bare-metal deployment and provisioning that requires up to 86 percent less engineer time and up to 86 percent fewer manual steps.
  •  Help improve productivity with the enhanced Lifecycle Controller Log – significant improvements using Dell’s 11th generation embedded server management features save a business up to 43 days of system administrator time per year.
  • Remotely enable and configure an extensive selection of network components delivered with PowerEdge 12thgeneration servers.
  •  Customize solutions with a new library of more than 65 scripts leveraging industry standard protocols.
  • Dell and partners Microsoft, VMware and BMC have integrated iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller 2.0 with their systems management frameworks to provide mutual customers the benefits of automated one-to-many embedded management features while preserving their existing IT investments and processes.
[Thanks to Dell for funding travel to cover this event]
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