• Paul Fingleton

New Future-Ready Servers from Dell Target Small and Midsize Businesses

Dell today unveiled the latest additions to its highly successful Dell PowerEdge 13th generation servers, targeting small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in an effort to help prepare for future growth with the introduction of four new entry-level servers that provide greater performance, flexibility and efficiency.

Recent global research of IT decision makers shows that the top IT pain points of small and medium businesses (SMBs) include performance, hardware capacity and IT complexity.

Dell designed the latest PowerEdge servers address these specific pain points to help customers accelerate performance, adapt to changing application demands and attain greater operational efficiency and all with future growth in mind.

“Dell has a long history addressing the unique needs of small and midsize customers,” said Jed Scaramella, Research Director, Enterprise Servers, IDC. “Dell’s mainstream server portfolio is growing, and their new entry-level PowerEdge servers will be appealing to additional SMBs around the world who are hoping to save time and money while reducing business risk.”

Powerful, efficient and versatile

The new Dell PowerEdge servers include the PowerEdge R330 and R230 rack servers and the PowerEdge T330 and T130 tower servers.

Dell’s entry-level server T130 features Dell’s leading OpenManage systems management portfolio, a first in the series history, making it easier for customers to deploy and manage systems more quickly and efficiently.

The new servers also enable customers to:

  • Accelerate compute performance across a wide range of applications with a choice of processors from the latest Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 product family.

  • Drive faster response times with DDR4 delivering 33 percent faster memory performance compared to DDR3 memory(3).

  • Gain insights faster with two times the data throughput made possible with PCIe Gen 3.0 slots boosting I/O performance.

  • Achieve two times the IOPS (input/output operations per second) performance with Dell’s latest-generation PERC9 RAID controller(4).

The latest generation of entry-level PowerEdge servers

Offering large amounts of internal storage capacity, extensive configuration flexibility, and an expandable memory footprint, the new entry-level PowerEdge servers feature up to four DDR4 memory slots and up to four or eight hard drives depending on the model. The new server line-up includes:

  • Dell PowerEdge R330 – a versatile rack server ideal for small businesses, remote offices of large institutions and OEM customers who are seeking enhanced hardware availability and serviceability. The PowerEdge R330 provides up to 56 percent more internal storage capacity than the previous generation server.

  • Dell PowerEdge R230 – a powerful and efficient rack server excellent for distributed applications in SMBs, hosting companies and OEM customers. This server has 100 percent more memory capacity, three times the maximum internal storage capacity and two times the I/O expansion compared to the previous generation server.

  • Dell PowerEdge T330 – an expandable, rackable tower server for SMBs and departments and remote offices of large corporations that need greater internal storage. The PowerEdge T330 is designed for future growth, with up to four DDR4 memory slots and up to eight 3.5-inch hard drives. (5)

  • Dell PowerEdge T130 – a powerful and reliable tower server for driving collaboration and productivity applications in small offices/home offices (SOHO). The PowerEdge T130 provides two times the memory capacity compared to the previous generation server. (5)

As SMB customers prepare for future growth, these new PowerEdge servers can be combined with Dell’s end-to-end portfolio of hardware, software and services to enable operational efficiency and flexibility at any scale.