Dell Aims At Cloud With New Server Range

Server and computer maker Dell has announced host of novel solutions, systems, as well as services tailored to assist customers in making cost-effective cloud computing and large-scale datacentre installations.

The company, at its “Solutions for the Virtual Era” product announcement in San Francisco, has asserted that it will be commercialising three versions of servers developed as part of its Data Centre Solution (DCS) arm, shipping them under the label PowerEdge C-series.

The new line of servers will target vendors running high traffic websites and cloud computing services aimed at public domains, along with organisations building “private clouds” to offer application services on demand within their frameworks.

The company touted it would “take the guesswork” out of developing public as well as private clouds by shipping servers in the form of “turnkey cloud solutions” that incorporate bundles of software hardware, and implementation apps.

All the three newly-announced servers by Dell are rack-mounted, based on Intel’s quad-core Xeon 5500 and six-core Xeon 5600, the latter being launched just around a week ago.

The company didn’t give away the pricing details of the new line of products, which will come integrated with services to help service providers manage cloud efficiently.

Our Comments

This is the latest in the firm's attempt to capitalise on its considerable experience as the infrastructure associate of some of the world’s leading cloud service vendors. Dell will need to be extra careful when it comes to new rivals like Cisco which has also launched a new set of servers.

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