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Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Blade Servers

Dell PowerEdge 12th generation blade servers

Get the power to do more with Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Blade Servers. When it comes to performance, Dell™ PowerEdge™ 12th generation blade servers powered by the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 family operate up to 85% faster than 7th generation HP® servers and more than 30x faster than HP’s earlier generations[ref]Based on best SPEC CPU2006 results published as of February 2012. SPEC® and the benchmark name SPECint® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. For latest SPEC CPU2006 benchmark results, visit www.spec.org. (G12000524)[/ref]. That’s just the start. Dell PowerEdge blade servers are part of Dell’s modular infrastructure approach which uses shared, common elements to increase data centre efficiency.


With Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Blade Servers you can:

    • Run your servers in warmer data centre environments and save up to 50% on your power and cooling costs[ref]Based on the performance white paper commissioned by Dell, “Exchange 2010 migration: Dell PowerEdge R510 vs. legacy HP ProLiant DL385”, November 2009, Principled Technologies, Inc. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability. (G910010743)[/ref].
    • Use your existing management tools or upgrade to the industry-leading Dell OpenManage™ software at no cost.
    • Produce more virtual machines (VMs) in much less rack space.
    • Recover faster from failed virtualisation modules.


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Whether you’re looking to cut operating costs, reduce server footprint or simply take advantage of the highest-performing x86 servers in the industry[ref]For X86 Server performance detail, in addition to the tools referenced here, see http://www.dell.com/serverinnovation[/ref], we have a Dell server solution that can be tailored to meet your unique requirements.
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Key features of Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Blade Servers

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Power and cooling

Enjoy greater flexibility in choosing where you deploy your Dell servers.
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As part of the Dell Fresh Air initiative, Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Blade Servers have been designed for sustained operation at temperatures ranging from minus 23°F (5°C) to 113°F (45°C) with humidity levels ranging from 5% to 90%. This robust level of design has been validated by recent tests indicating that the components can tolerate up to 900 hours of 104°F (40°C) operation per year and up to 90 hours per year at 113°F (45°C). A chassis full of Dell PowerEdge M620 blade servers can achieve up to 25% increased performance per watt ratio over a chassis full of HP ProLiant™ SL170s G6 blade servers[ref]SPEC and the benchmark name SPECpower_ssj are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Benchmark results based on best SPECpower_ssj2008 results published as of February 2012. The 16-node M620 achieved a SPECpower_ssj2008 result of 4,150 overall ssj_ops/Watt, compared to the 8-node ProLiant SL170s G6 with a SPECpower_ssj2008 result of 3,322 overall ssj_ops/Watt score. For the latest SPECpower_ssj2008 benchmark results, visit http://www.spec.org/[/ref] and the Dell R620 is up to 31% more efficient than the HP DL360 G7[ref]Based on testing by Principled Technologies in February 2012 comparing a Dell PowerEdge R720 configured with two Intel Xeon E5-2680 2.7GHz processors and an HP Proliant DL380 G7 configured with two Intel Xeon X5670 2.93GHz processors. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability. (G12000720)[/ref]. Get the utmost performance from every watt of energy and spend less money doing so with Dell PowerEdge servers, the world’s most power-efficient server ecosystem.

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Performance

Consolidate workloads more effectively—without any significant impact to performance.
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Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Blade Servers are the highest-performing x86 servers in the industry[ref]For X86 Server performance detail, in addition to the tools referenced here, see http://www.dell.com/serverinnovation[/ref]. They start faster and work smarter than HP ProLiant servers. For example, a Dell PowerEdge R720 configured with two Intel Xeon E5-2680 2.7GHz processors provided up to a 34.5% increase in database performance compared to an HP ProLiant DL380 G7 configured with two of the previous generation Intel Xeon X5670 2.93GHz processors[ref]Results based on testing performed February 2012 by Principled Technologies, an independent testing group, using Dell PowerEdge R720XD systems compared to HP DL380-G7 systems. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacture variability. (G12000618)[/ref]. Dell PowerEdge servers deliver better disk performance, improved memory/processor performance, stronger I/O performance and reduced electrical costs, so you can cut operating costs and reduce your server footprint.

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Systems management

Reduce the time required to bring a server online.
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Dell OpenManage software is the most robust, efficient and elegantly integrated server management tool in the industry. With the latest Dell PowerEdge blade servers, you can reduce the time required to bring a server online. For example, you can now deploy Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Blade Servers up to 21% faster, with up to 57% fewer steps and up to 52% less system administrator time when using the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware® vCenter™ versus the HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter 6.3.1[ref]Based on February 2012 Principled Technologies extrapolation of 10U worth of rack servers (5 servers x 4 VMs per server = 20 VMs per 10U or 2.0VMs/U) vs. 10U worth of Dell PowerEdge M620 blade servers (16 servers x 6 VMs per server = 96 VMs per 10U or 9.6VMs/U). (G12000715)[/ref] Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Blade Servers operate seamlessly within your existing server management tools no matter who makes them. They even operate seamlessly with the HP Systems Insight Manager software.

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Flexibility

Improve flexibility with smaller, faster and more agile servers than equivalent HP servers
With Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Blade Servers, you get greater flexibility to add more VMs, deploy larger workloads and install more physical servers in your racks than ever before. For example, Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Blade Servers model "M620" can support up to 376% more VMs per rack unit than HP ProLiant DL380 G7 rack servers[ref]Substantiated by the fact that each server uses a total of 2U in rack space and a 42U rack could potentially fit 21 2U servers in that space. (G12001588)[/ref]. Avoid wasting your rack space. Two four-socket 2U Dell PowerEdge R820 servers offer up to 24 more processing cores, up to 1TB more memory and up to 3x the number of hard drives within the same 4U space when compared to just one four-socket 4U HP Proliant DL580 G7[ref]Results based on a time and motion study conducted by HP using HP Smart Update and HP Gen8 380 servers. (G12000636)[/ref].
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Data protection

Safeguard your most critical server workloads.
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Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Blade Servers deliver data protection and maximum uptime for your most critical server workloads. In the unlikely event of an embedded hypervisor failure, you can rebuild and recover up to 5x faster than you could with a competitor system and with zero uncontrolled downtime. To help ensure your Dell server infrastructure operates continuously, Dell servers include best-in-class RAID functionality with no extra charge for RAID 6; built-in malware resistance and faster encryption; firmware signing and encrypted credentials to maintain the integrity of your environment; a full range of memory protection features, like memory mirroring and memory hot spare; built-in, agent-free management to eliminate risks associated with downloading drivers and Dell Internal Dual SD Module to protect vital hypervisor functions.

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Take advantage of Dell innovations and refresh your outdated HP server infrastructure with the latest generation of server solutions from Dell. Contact NSIS Systems your Dell Partner to learn more about Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Blade Servers.
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PowerEdge 4220 Rack Enclosure with Compellent SC200 Storage
Compare your server performance.
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How much better do Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Blade Servers perform than the competition? See for yourself with the performance comparison tool here.

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Dell has already succeeded in turning out a very well-rounded blade system. Somewhat surprising, there are no population restrictions on these blades. You can fit 32 of these little servers in a single chassis. That's 64 CPUs with up to eight cores each, or 512 cores in a single chassis. If you drop the beaucoup bucks to max out the RAM with 32GB DIMMs, you could accompany those cores with more than 6TB of RAM. That's some serious density.[ref]InfoWorld, Review "Dell blade servers tip the scales", September 6, 2012. http://www.infoworld.com[/ref]
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© 2012 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.[ref]© 2012 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.[/ref]
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