PowerEdge Servers and Solutionsfor Business Applications
PowerEdge servers and solutionsfor business applications                                                                  ...
Why Dell for your solutions?Dell understands that applications are the lifeblood of your         Dell providesorganization...
Collaboration | SharePointThe combination of economic pressure andskyrocketing fuel costs has led to a significant dropin ...
Messaging | ExchangeIn almost all organizations, email is the lifeblood that   More resiliency of data centersallows day-t...
Communication | Lync ServerToday’s changing workplace often includes a               Optimized resource utilizationdistrib...
High-performance computing (HPC)Enable your organization to maximize technology’s full potential—through                  ...
VirtualizationWhether it is a few virtual machines running on a single physical computeror a whole server farm across mult...
Dell meets your solution needs Powerful alliances                                                  Flexible delivery model...
Have the power to                                           do more with Dell.Simplify your servers at Dell.com/PowerEdge©...
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  1. 1. PowerEdge Servers and Solutionsfor Business Applications
  2. 2. PowerEdge servers and solutionsfor business applications Achieve more Improve the performance of IT for business successAt Dell, we listen to you every day, and what you 12th generation servers will let you get morehave been telling us is that your infrastructures are out of any of these applications or usagebeing pushed to the limits of capacity and your environments like virtualization and Improve efficiencyability to manage them. The increasing complexity high-performance computing (HPC). Use IT to boost productivityof new technologies, the escalating demands of Innovations on Dell PowerEdge servers: and get the most out of yourbusiness applications, and the huge surge in the investmentvolume of data that you need to process have SharePoint More memory and processing poweryour IT organizations struggling to keep up. permit greater consolidation of SharePoint rolesDell’s consultant-led workshops, data center Exchange Up to 38TB of local drive storage and Ensure business continuityassessments and IT architecture designs can help RAID options provide faster, safer collaboration Secure continous access toyou define a plan for integrating new technologies environments services that power yourand optimizing your existing infrastructure to businesssupport your organization’s strategy. We have Lync Modular network options and increased I/Ostrategic partnerships with industry leading flexibility reduce communications latencyapplication providers, like Microsoft, Oracle, HPC Increased processor core count and Virtualize and automate ITand VMware that allow us to work together to memory density drive increased computational Customer-inspired, intelligenttune these applications for your environment, performance infrastructure engineered to runalong with meeting requirements for Microsoft’shardware compatibility list and other vendor Virtualization More processor cores and denser your business faster and morecertifications. And the innovations that we are memory enables further server consolidation efficientlyintroducing with the Dell™ PowerEdge™ through more virtual machines (VMs) per server 2
  3. 3. Why Dell for your solutions?Dell understands that applications are the lifeblood of your Dell providesorganization’s operations. For those applications to deliver at • Single point of contact for complex solutionsthe levels of efficiency that today’s data centers require, you • End-to-end solutions that are open, affordable, and capableneed an IT infrastructure that is flexible and scalable to respondto a changing landscape driven by the pressures like demand, • Reference architectures and configuration aids to quicklygrowth, security, and compliance. identify the best fit • Deployment, sizing, and support expertise to improve timeDell has experienced industry and technology consultants in to business resultnetworking, storage and a comprehensive portfolio of services • Services to provide expert guidance for every phase of thewho can help transform your IT landscape to ensure alignment solutionwith your organizational needs and objectives. • Strategic alliances with industry leading partnersOur solutions team uses a unique consulting methodologydeveloped from proof-of-concept testing in our solutioncenters and backed by real-world experience in supporting awide range of customer environments. Our proven approachhelps you: • Understand the implications of new technologies through workshops • Assess your infrastructure to identify opportunities for improvement • Design a customized plan to address your organization’s specific needs • Implement market-leading solutions that help you grow and thrive • Manage the complete functionality of the entire engagementThe following pages provide guidance for using PowerEdgeservers in key solution areas. 3
  4. 4. Collaboration | SharePointThe combination of economic pressure andskyrocketing fuel costs has led to a significant dropin business travel over the last few years. In its place, “Thanks to our unified communications solution from Dell, our agents can direct a customer call to the appropriate person in less than a minute.”conferencing and collaboration tools are used to bringmobile or remote workers together electronically. Neil Jones, Head of Information Systems, Newport City HomesIn Microsoft® SharePoint® environments where the keyfunctions are data and web serving, lots of memoryand I/O flexibility are most important. The PowerEdgeportfolio provides superb choices for SharePoint SharePointbecause of the scalable memory and PCIe slot density. Roles Database Server Role, Web Server Role, Application Server Role Racks R510-14 hard drive / R720 / R815Better collaboration and improved productivity Guidance Modular M915 / M620 Server• Share documents in real-time with live-meeting, no matter where you and your team are Tower T620 / T310• Find colleagues faster The nature of SharePoint roles is to either have them on a single server or to Application• Leverage existing application knowledge Characteristics group them in a server farm depending on the number of usersImproved messaging Server Attrtibutes R510-14 HD Price/performance, local storage density for small- to mid-size Supporting• Single storage repository for all messages Applications deployments, RAID options, and redundancy features to safegaurd data• Common interface for all messaging devices R720 Performance, memory density, I/O flexibility, easily scales to support• The right communication at the right time with the any of the SharePoint server roles right resources R815 4-socket, memory density, I/O flexibility to address database orReduced travel and conferencing costs consoldiation of server roles• Live meeting with remote access M915 Full-height, 4-socket, performance, memory density and scalability—• Video conferencing address database or consoldiation of server roles• Single interface and reduced PBX costs M620 Higher density with half-height, performance, memory density, Express Flash PCIe SSD option for lower latency M915 T620 Large local storage to support database scalability, performance and T310 networking that is perfect for departmental workgroups R720 T310 Offers price/performance, 2-socket tower value processor option for smaller businesses These represent examples. Please see your Dell representative for details. 4
  5. 5. Messaging | ExchangeIn almost all organizations, email is the lifeblood that More resiliency of data centersallows day-to-day business to take place. Today,users send and receive more email than before taxing • Single platform for High Availability & Disaster “With Dellcan [communicate] from employees Unified Communications, Recoveryinfrastructures to their limits. This is placing newdemands on the network that carries the messages • Role-based Administration and User Self-Service almost anywhere using their PC, [with]and on storage systems, as the Exchange database TCO & ROI performance a single interface and contact numbergrows to accommodate these messages and that they can take when they work • Faster ROI from defined architecture models ”associated files. and extensive mailbox migration experience from home or travel abroad . . .Organizations using Exchange Server can select • Lower TCO due to low energy consumption, Geriant Davies, Basingstroke andbetween different form factors of PowerEdge virtualization and centralized management Dean Borough Councilservers to effectively manage their email andintegrate with other collaboration tools such asUnified Communications. Microsoft Exchangeoperates best with local storage—”the more the Exchangebetter”—so the high-density storage in PowerEdgeservers are ideal collaboration solutions. Edge Transport, Hub transport, client access, unified messaging, Roles mailbox, client access/hub transportDell provides innovative server and storagehardware that enables Exchange 2010 high Racks R515-12 hard drive / R720xd Guidanceavailability to be cost effective and simple, whether Modular M620deploying on internal storage or simplified SAN Server Tower T620(PS Series). PowerEdge servers provide increasedmemory, processing, and storage capabilities to Application Exchange prefers robust local storage. Also, main requirements focusoptimize Exchange 2010 features for compliance Characteristics on 2-socket platforms for a majority of the server roles listed above.and security. Server Attrtibutes R515-12HD Price/performance with large local storage, RAIDBetter email performance for larger mailboxes Supporting options and redundancy features—ideal for smaller businesses Applications • Email archiving and more powerful retention policies R720xd Massive local storage, performance processors, I/O • Automated rights management protection of flexibility for future scalability, RAID options, and network flexibility email M620 Performance processors, high DIMM density, flexible I/O and • Powerful multi-mailbox search UI for eDiscovery networking options M620 T620 T620 Massive local storage with 32 drives, flexible I/O, RAID options, performance processors, Express Flash PCIe drives support lower latency along with RAS features to support business-critical email These represent examples. Please see your Dell representative for details. 5
  6. 6. Communication | Lync ServerToday’s changing workplace often includes a Optimized resource utilizationdistributed global workforce that can make itdifficult to connect effectively. Organizations need • Automatically locate the best resource to answer a question, approve a request, or “ByanticipatesUnified communications, Dell adopting significant savings onintegrated productivity tools to allow employees to perform a taskwork from anywhere and collaborate in real-time in communications hardware acquisitions, • The resource finder tool can reduce the time ita secure and cost-effective way. takes to answer a question by 70% long-distance calls, and employeeMicrosoft Lync™ Server delivers a fresh, intuitive userexperience that brings together the different ways M910 travel expenses . . . ” Demetrio Gauna, Dell R720people communicate in a single interface. This unifiedexperience facilitates rapid user adoption, while theability to support a full range of communications froma single platform reduces both capital and operationalcosts.For organizations using Microsoft’s Lync unified Lync 2-socket Lync 4-socketcommunications offering to integrate multiple Other Lync Roles (Mediation, Roles Edge Databasebusiness support services (audio/visual, phones, Roles Director, A/V conferencing, etc.) GuidanceIM, email, etc.), the PowerEdge portfolio has the Racks R910 / R815range of servers needed to fit the various roles in a Racks R510 / R715 / R720 Server Guidanceunified communication environment. For example, Modular M620 Modular M910 / M915 Serverthe PowerEdge 4-socket servers are an excellentchoice for database roles where high availability Tower T620 Microsoft recommends that Applicationis crucial—like phone and messaging databases. Microsoft recommends flexible, Characteristics database servers be 4-socket withPowerEdge 2-socket server is suited for audio and Application general-purpose servers with the high levels of availability Characteristicsvideo conferencing—because of its high memory ability to scale R910 Offers high levels of Server Attrtibutesand bandwidth capacities. Supporting availability, memory density, I/O, R510 A more entry-point server Applications and 4-socket performanceCost savings Server Attrtibutes where cutting-edge performance Supporting is not required; 2-socket server R815 Offers memory density, • Cost savings from reduced travel, Applications I/O, and performance to support that offers a large amount of local communications, and IT expenses storage and reasonable scalability high-availablity usage scenarios • By unifying formerly disparate types of and scalability to support high communications into one integrated solution, R715/R720 Provide high-scalable transactions/peaks IT resources and security are maximized features to support peak demand M910 / M915 Offer a modular request and their routing to option 4-socket platform;Improved productivity and communication databases both offer the highest levels of • By improving individual productivity and team reliability along with I/O options T620 Is offered in varying collaboration, business objectives can be met and scalability to address growing chassis to support scalability faster than ever before and performance for A/V database architectures • Communication is seamless and robust with a conferencing and many other These represent examples. Please see your Dell representative for details. unified user experience Lync roles 6
  7. 7. High-performance computing (HPC)Enable your organization to maximize technology’s full potential—through priorities in your environment, Dell can design solutions that can carry youa modular, standards-based, high-performance computing cluster (HPCC) through the next set of challenges. And if you just need systems sized to helpsolution. Dell can help you address the most complex IT problems and meet your organization get ahead of your competitor, we have production-readyyour organization’s demands for computing power and storage. systems for all sizes, missions and charters.HPC and research computing have an insatiable appetite for increasedperformance, and the Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers deliver C6220 R620 R815outstanding performance in compute-intensive environments. With the latestgeneration of Intel® Xeon® processors, more GPU options on more servers,more internal solid-state storage options and ultra-dense designs, theseservers readily support demanding workloads like computational chemistry,weather forecasting, financial modeling, and academic research. HPCPowerEdge servers running HPC applications help you do more—whether Roles Compute Nodesit’s delivering research results faster, accelerating the response time for huge Guidancefinancial calculations, or developing game-changing products. Racks R410 / R620 / C6145 / C6220 / C410x ServerWhen you need more capacity to scale your environment and accommodate Modular M620 / M915ongoing growth, the portfolio of solutions from Dell can provide your totalcompute requirements. If you need pure performance, Dell can design HPC compute nodes require high I/O to storage, memory Application density to suport caching and minimize I/O, performancesolutions geared to absolute performance. If capacity and scale are top Characteristics processors and RAS features Server Attrtibutes R410 1U density, 2-socket performance and energy efficiency Supporting Applications to support massive node scale out HPC R620 2-socket, 1U includes GPU, I/O flexibility, memory Roles Head Nodes density, full complement of RAS features and Express Flash PCIe drives support FLOP intensive HPC workloads Racks R720 / R815 C6145 Two 4-socket servers in 2U, high memory density, 72 HPC head node servers require I/O flexibility for external lanes of PCI Express expansion per node, high direct attach Application storage options, security hardening to connect to multiple storage capability Characteristics networks (private, enterprise, and application networks), and manage the compute nodes in the cluster C6220 High density, high efficiency, 2-socket performance, high TDP processor support. 4-node configs for maximum Server Attrtibutes R720 2-socket 2U form factor with highly flexible I/O, (7 PCIe density, 2-node configurations for additional I/O and storage Supporting slots) and modular networking that enables choice of vendor, Applications fabric and technology M620 Density, solid 2-socket performance, memory density, Express Flash PCIe drive support, flexible fabric and energy R815 4-socket 2U for factor with up to 64 processor cores efficiency to support data center density and scalability of nodes and memory density These represent examples. Please see your Dell representative for details. M915 4-socket, high core count for GFLOPS, memory density, I/O, and energy efficiency address HPC workloads requiring cache and are FLOP intensive These represent examples. Please see your Dell representative for details. 7
  8. 8. VirtualizationWhether it is a few virtual machines running on a single physical computeror a whole server farm across multiple root servers, virtualization optimizes Virtualizationinvestments in hardware and network infrastructure by reducing server sprawl. Roles Primary Positioning - Substantial PerformanceVirtualizing workloads is just the beginning for realizing large-scale benefits Racks R720such as improved utilization, reduced floor space, and reduced power costsalong with providing a robust infrastructure that can deliver high availability and Application Virtualization which is focused on consolidation vs. density. Characteristicsquick disaster recovery. R720 delivers I/O flexibility, performance processorsThe PowerEdge 12th generation portfolio lets you pack more virtualization into Server Attrtibutes with up to 16 cores, local drive scalability, and 24 DIMMsa server, whether you are consolidating operations from several legacy servers Supporting Applications of memory density to support a variety of virtualizedor are looking to implement a large virtual desktop infrastructure. Get more out workloadsof the resources you have, enable better usage rates, and run your data center These represent examples. Please see your Dell representative for details.with greater efficiency using the Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers.More memory, more virtual machines, more results Virtualization• Run more VMs using the maximum memory densities available Roles Primary Positioning - High Performance & Density• Boost virtual application throughput with faster, balanced I/O option, like Racks R815 / R620 Guidance more PCIe slots and 10GbE speed Modular M620 Server• Flexibly allocate resources among VMs with switch independent partitioning technology Tower T620Greater reliability for virtual applications Platforms positioned for this type of virtualization are focused Application Characteristics on performance (cores), higher memory density, and flexible• Maximize application uptime with automatic failover of redundant I/O to be able to assign system resources to VMs. hypervisors R815 Offers up to a maximum of 64 processor cores, 32 Server Attrtibutes DIMM slots, flexible I/O to support workload consolidationDeployment options Supporting Applications and large numbers of VMs or more virtual cores to assign to complex workloadsWhether you are adding new equipment to a data center or migrating endusers to the newest laptops, upgrading to new systems is a daunting task. R620 1U density with 24 DIMMs of memory, up to 10 drivesA slight misstep in integrating hardware and software into your environment and flexible I/O, and optional Express Flash PCIe drives tocan cause major disruptions, unnecessary expenses and longer-than- support virtualizing complex workloadsexpected installation times. M620 A half-height, 2-socket blade with 24 DIMMs, Express Flash PCIe drives, flexible I/O, modular networkingAdopt a pain-free process that enables your organization to integrate new options, and performance-based processors that whenIT systems quickly. With careful, in-factory preparation of custom images, combined deliver a solid virtualization density valueapplications and hardware, Dell provides you with preconfigured systems propositionthat are ready for use, straight out of the box—so you can spend less time T620 A perfect choice with up to 32 drives, 24 DIMMs,calibrating your infrastructure and more time doing business as usual. flexible I/O, and performance processors with up to 16 coresDuring deployment, our certified technicians follow a proven methodology and to support VMsapply expert knowledge to lower costs, avoid downtime, and reduce installation. These represent examples. Please see your Dell representative for details. 8
  9. 9. Dell meets your solution needs Powerful alliances Flexible delivery model Long-term relationships with leading technology partners and Dell Services operate a flexible global delivery model which jointly engineered solutions for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint enables optimized skill and resource distribution, blended and Lync Server. between locations in-country and off-shore and tailored to customer needs. Reduce risk, cost, time Dell has invested in defining architectures and repeatable Innovation consulting services which combine to reduce the risk, cost and Used as the foundation of a Unified Infrastructure, Dell time to successful implementation. products can deliver new and innovative ways for information workers to find each other, connect and collaborate, while at the same time realizing cost efficiencies. Efficient product supply Our direct supply model can deliver our customers with product-supply efficiencies within their SharePoint projects. Solution engineering Tools to get you started, such as tested configurations, reference architectures and best practice guides. Single point of contact A single point of contact for the entire solution covering Consulting & Systems integration around business process, application architecture, infrastructure architecture, operations and management. 9
  10. 10. Have the power to do more with Dell.Simplify your servers at Dell.com/PowerEdge© 2012 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Dell, the DELL logo, the DELL badge, and PowerEdge are trademarks of Dell Inc. Intel and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft, SharePoint, and Lync are eitherregistered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Delldisclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. This document is for informational purposes only. Dell reserves the right to make changes without further notice to any products herein. The content provided is as is and without express orimplied warranties of any kind.
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