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Dell Unveils Virtualization Lineup

Dell Announced Its Lineup of More Than a Dozen New Servers, Tools, and Services to Simplify the Management of Virtualization

Dell announced its broadest lineup of dedicated virtualization solutions ever. More than a dozen new servers, tools, and services simplify the deployment and management of virtualization in Enterprises of any size.

"Virtualization is quickly moving beyond hypervisors and hardware consolidation," said Rick Becker, vice president of software and solutions, Dell Product Group. "Enterprises are looking for a broad array of servers, storage and services designed specifically for virtualized environments. Having been a leader in the first wave of virtualization, today we are signaling our intent to lead the second."

Simplified Purchase, Upgrade and Deployment of Virtualization Offerings
Dell has simplified the path to purchase and deploy virtualized Dell PowerEdge servers with updated on-line tools, new e-commerce capability and expanded factory integration. With the updated Virtualization Advisor tool, customers have more options for building validated configurations on-line for virtualization deployments before purchase. Through www.dell.com/VMwareNow, customers can upgrade PowerEdge servers purchased with VMware ESXi 3.5 to full VMware Infrastructure 3 enterprise licensing in a single click. Dell will also offer in coming weeks factory integrated VMware ESXi 3.5 or Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition across a broad range of PowerEdge servers, including the PowerEdge 2950, R900, 1950, 2900, M600 blade and M605 blade.

New Dell PowerEdge Servers Built For Virtualization
The new Dell PowerEdge R805 and R905 deliver servers optimized for virtualization with the PowerEdge R805 offering 2X the memory and I/O capacity of Dell's previous generation 2 socket servers. With a choice of VMware ESXi 3.5 or Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition integrated hypervisors, the PowerEdge R805 and R905 servers can deliver the optimal platform for virtualized environments.

The Dell PowerEdge R900 and R905 can deliver the ultimate in 4 socket virtualization performance as some of the first servers to support 60 virtual machines in VMmark testing, with 23 percent higher virtualization performance than the HP ProLiant DL580 G5, 8 percent higher than the IBM System x3850, and 16 percent higher than the Sun Fire X4450. The PowerEdge R905 delivered price per virtualization performance at 25 percent less cost than the IBM x3850, 36 percent less cost than the Sun X4450, and 15 percent less cost than the HP Proliant DL580. This is in addition to Dell's leadership with number 1 virtualization performance benchmarks in 2 socket servers with the PowerEdge M-Series blades and the PowerEdge 2950III.

Dell EqualLogic Delivers Advanced Integration with VMware Site Recovery Manager
Dell EqualLogic storage arrays offer new advanced SAN-aware integration with VMware Site Recovery Manager for data protection and disaster recovery for virtualized environments at no additional cost in management tools. Combined with Dell EqualLogic patented storage virtualization technology designed to eliminate the complexity of SAN deployment and management, customers can more easily provision and manage their virtual storage environments.

Dell and Egenera Driving New Path to Virtual Data Center Automation
Dell and Egenera are making virtualization and data center automation a reality beyond the blade chassis. The Dell PAN system is built on proven PowerEdge 1950 and 2950 servers and Dell/EMC storage, with Citrix XenServer and factory integrated as a complete, turn-key solution that consolidates and virtualizes server compute-resources into an entire Processor Area Network to be managed like hard drives in a SAN. The Dell PAN system can deliver rapid provisioning and re-deployment in minutes not weeks.

New Services 'Right-Size' Solutions for Customer Needs
Dell today announced the expansion of its virtualization services to include:

  • Virtualization Simplification Workshop
  • New Virtualization Operational Assessment and Process Automation accelerates selection of the right virtualization technology for their needs and define processes and tools to automate the management of virtualized environments.
  • New Virtualization Healthcheck
  • Expanded Virtualization Assessment
  • Dell PAN Accelerator Service
  • Expanded Design and Implementation Services
  • ProSupport Remote Advisory Services
These offerings are available today from Dell Global Infrastructure Consulting Services.

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