• Paul Fingleton

Dell EMC launch portfolio of 14G PowerEdge Servers

Dell EMC recently announced the worldwide availability of the fourteenth generation of it's PowerEdge server range.

Changing business needs of customers for successfully deploying and maintaining traditional, virtualized and cloud-native workloads have brought about enhancements in the 14G PowerEdge series. With its scalable business architecture, intelligent automation and integrated security, the new PowerEdge series ticks all the boxes from a recent ESG 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Curve study - a study commissioned by Dell EMC.

The scalable business architecture of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers helps customers meet their changing business needs in a software-defined data centre. The new Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio, optimised for non-volatile memory express (NVMe), helps customers accelerate deployment of software-defined data storage and hyper-converged infrastructure stacks with:

  • Accelerated database performance and lower latency with up to 12 times more database IOPS and up to 98 percent less database latency in a VMware vSAN cluster

  • Faster and seamless live migration of virtual machines now up to 58 percent faster with up to 75 percent less CPU usage when using 25GbE with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)

  • Faster storage performance in compute to maximise application performance with up to six times more NVMe drives, up to five times total flash storage, 30 percent more input/output slots and 25 percent density improvement

Intelligent automation in Dell EMC PowerEdge servers enable IT professionals to focus on mission-critical tasks that drive greater customer and business value. Specifically, OpenManage Enterprise with a powerful RESTful API offers tools for automating deployment, updates, monitoring and maintenance. The new, more powerful OpenManage Enterprise management console offers users:

  • Easy server lifecycle management from deployment to retirement and repurposing with enhanced Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC9). It gives up to four times more improved performance in user interface and experience and a 30% time reduction to set up iDRAC with QuickSync 22 mobile-based management

  • Up to 90 percent faster PowerEdge server issue resolution using ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist proactive and predictive technology


"Our modern infrastructure solutions are a game changer in today’s digital economy. With our cyber-resilient architecture and performance innovations, we will enable our customers to unleash their business potential.”

- Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, president, Server Solutions Division at Dell EMC


Dell EMC believes that integrated security is integral to compute and should not require extra licensing fees. Dell EMC pioneered root of trust within its PowerEdge servers for the past two generations. A robust cyber-resilient architecture enables customers to protect, detect, recover and retire PowerEdge servers via:

  • System Erase, which allows users to easily retire or repurpose their 14th generation PowerEdge servers by securely and quickly wiping data from storage drives and other embedded non-volatile memory

  • System Lockdown, a capability unique to PowerEdge, helps secure any system configuration from malicious or unintended changes while alerting users to any attempted system changes

  • Cryptographically trusted booting that anchors end-to-end server safety and overall data centre security. It includes features like silicon-based root of trust, Intel Boot Guard protection, signed firmware and automatic BIOS recovery and the new OpenManage Enterprise as a virtual console delivers enhanced server safety while offering customers operational flexibility

​For business looking to use the new PowerEdge sever portfolio, the Dell EMC PowerEdge R940, R740, R740xd, R640, and C6420 are now available in Ireland. Other models and solutions based on the Dell EMC PowerEdge servers will be available later in the second half of 2017.