After less than 3 years from the introduction of Generation 13 of PowerEdge series, Dell has announced the new 14th generation of DellEMC servers (and will be the first server line with the new name).

The newly designed 14th generation of the Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio forms a secure, scalable compute platform that is the ideal foundation for cloud, analytics or software-defined data center initiatives.

The new portfolio delivers innovation in three key areas:

  • Scalable business architecture optimizes data centers for a wide variety of new and emerging workload requirements
  • Intelligent automation via expanded APIs and the all-new OpenManage™ Enterprise console enable IT to spend more time on higher priority work
  • Integrated security protects customers’ businesses and data for the life of the server

The new portfolio offer will be available starting from this Summer (probably, like with previous series, only with some rack models) and the new home page seems relocated on EMC web site (confirming that this brand will cover all the enterprise portfolio).

The new scalable business architecture of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers enable customers to meet dynamic business needs with performance optimized for traditional and cloud-native workloads. The new Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio is enhanced to:

  • Increase application performance and response time – With 19X more Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) low latency storage than the prior generation, Dell EMC leads the industry in driving industry standards in NVMe via Express Flash
  • Get results from PowerEdge faster – One-click BIOS tuning enables quick-and-easy deployment of many processing-intensive workloads
  • Access to the right data at the right time – With enhanced storage capacity and flexibility, customers can tailor their storage configurations to their application needs, this is especially critical in a software-defined-storage (SDS) environment

Newly enhanced systems management features embedded in the Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio uniquely automate productivity and simplify lifecycle management from server deployment to retirement. These new management features:

  • Unify the server management experience and provide full data center monitoring – OpenManage Enterprise is a new virtualized enterprise system management console with application plug-ins, an easy-to-use interface and customizable reporting
  • Speed troubleshooting and maximize server uptime – The enhanced iDRAC 9 provides up to 4 times better systems management performance over the prior generation
  • Enable faster remediation – ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist can reduce time to resolve parts failure by up to 90%
  • Improve power efficiency and compute density – Automatic multi-vector cooling enables more GPU accelerators in a single configuration, increasing up to 50% more VDI users per server

As usual, PowerEdge servers will be embedded in storage and data center appliances, hyper-converged appliances and racks, ready nodes, bundles and other industry-leading Dell EMC solutions and of course, the new generation will replace existing one in all the products (for example we have to expect in the future a new SC9000 replacemente with 14th gen).

The new design of the Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation server portfolio has already won a user-experience design award, with a completely reimagined portfolio identity to mirror how customers interact with servers:

  • Improve airflow – A new streamlined front profile moves air efficiently, optimizing power for application performance
  • Deliver an intuitive user experience – Server configuration and monitoring is now possible via a handheld smart device with Quick Sync feature
  • Be eco-friendly – Introduction of hemmed edges as a structural element, eliminates the use of paint on the server reducing environmental impact

See also: New Dell EMC PowerEdge: Bedrock of the Modern Data Center

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2489 Posts)

Virtualization & Cloud Architect. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). PernixPro 2014. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014. MVP 2014. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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