From 1994 Dell PowerEdge Server birth, born to 13G PowerEdge servers, Dell PowerEdge servers brand has gone through a full 20 years. The latest performance data research firm Display, IDC Asia-Pacific region in the first quarter 2014 x86 server market quarterly tracking report shows Dell x86 server shipments with 20.2 percent market share ranked the Chinese market first. Dell x86 server shipments not only eight consecutive quarters (Q2 2012 – Q1 2014) ranked first in China, but also for three consecutive years (2011-2013) ranked the Chinese market first annual shipments. Dell’s server products on the Internet, education, government, telecommunications and other vertical industries can form a comprehensive coverage of emerging workloads in the field of Internet, cloud computing has been widely recognized.
The advantages of Dell 13G servers have three points: First, let store closer to the compute nodes to achieve a software-defined storage, and significantly improve application performance; Second, simplify lifecycle management processes, substantial cost savings, and reduce total cost of ownership; Third, use Dell comprehensive, open architecture and powerful combination of product mix to optimize customers’ most intensive workloads.
Class storage significantly improve application performance: in fact, the server processor performance has continued to improve with Moore’s Law, however, disk storage performance has stagnated over the years, resulting in a huge performance gap between processor and disk storage between performance, thereby affect the overall performance of the system application. As a result, today more applications server system memory to make up the gap in performance computing and storage.
But in the flash memory applications, Dell clearly has its own unique characteristics, the new 13G servers on the hard choice of the first to support a 1.8-inch SATA flash drive, so that the Dell PowerEdge R630 within the 2.5 inch provides 2.4 times SATA SSD same space IOPS (input / output per second operating frequency).
In addition, Dell NVMe Express Flash and deploy Dell Fluid Cache for SAN (Storage Area Network Dell facing liquidity buffer) and SanDisk DAS Cache (SanDisk flow for direct-attached storage cache), significantly improved performance, and accelerate critical data processing speed. 13G server also can select double PERC9 RAID controllers to get double performance, and capable of providing the stratified mixture is stored within the computing node configured to support a software-defined and optimized distribution of the data stored.
Simplify system management: according to a survey of Dell, 60 percent of IT managers said through IT resource allocation to reduce operational complexity and simplify data center management is their priority. In addition, with the gradual centralization and standardization Intel platform, innovative value server vendors also did more reflected in the software level. In this regard, Dell does provide a host of innovative features. Such as higher automation management features allow administrators to use handheld devices to monitor and repair any data center anywhere.
In addition, Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio also provides enhanced management of the server machine. Dell’s iDRAC Quick Sync, is the first NFC-enabled server by running OpenManage Mobile handheld devices, will be able to transfer server health and basic server setup information. OpenManage Mobile also allows administrators to use mobile devices to monitor and manage the environment anywhere. In addition, administrators can automatically through zero-touch deployment, significantly save time and improve efficiency, Dell’s zero-touch data manager (Zero-Touch Repository Manager), and automatic update feature will be a firmware update time by 92%.