WowerEdge The Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Launch

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Key Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Features

Dell EMC showed us these slides. We think we covered most of the points in our write-up so we are going to simply offer them for your reading pleasure with a few bits of commentary. They focuse around the flexible architecture, agile management, and responsive design of the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX.

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Design Points
Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Design Points

Under the flexible architecture umbrella, the concept is that the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX provides a scalable and customizable solution to serve as a standard building block. For an enterprise building new infrastructure, Dell EMC’s goal is that building upon PowerEdge MX means that one common platform can be used for most workloads from today onwards.

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Dynamically Scale To Changing Needs
Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Dynamically Scale To Changing Needs

On the management side, Dell EMC has the OpenManage Enterprise Modular Edition. This means that there is a common management experience managing one node to multiple chassis. We have not had the chance to try this out, but Dell EMC has industry-leading management on its mainstream PowerEdge servers today.

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Operations
Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Operations

For responsive design, Dell EMC is focusing on being able to offer a reliable and upgradable infrastructure into the future. Part of the appeal of these shared chassis designs is that deploying new technologies can be done by lower-cost data center labor since it only requires plugging in new modules.

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Investment Protection
Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Investment Protection

An industry trend is toward higher-power components to get more performance in each data center component. The power and cooling design is extremely important since it means that higher TDP components can be used without requiring a new chassis. This is a similar forward-looking design aspect along with the no-midplane chassis for network and fabric upgrades.

Final Words

Although we do a lot of single server reviews, and 2U 4-node server reviews, blade servers are popular because they are much easier to manage. Having a forward-looking design like the PowerEdge MX also means that there is a larger implication. Installing power, cooling, and chassis today that can handle the workloads of tomorrow means less e-waste. There are fewer cables to replace. There are fewer chassis and power supplies to replace. For eco-consious IT organizations, this is the type of design you will want to deploy and maximize value of over time.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Typo in the title of the article. However they should take up that name for the product because Wow its awesome!

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