Back in 2014, the same year that Dell unveiled its 13th generation servers, the company put more than 1,000 technologists to work on the next generation. In 2016, Dell closed on its $60 billion merger with EMC. Less than a year later, Dell EMC introduced the culmination of a three-year effort – the PowerEdge 14th generation servers, which will provide the foundation for the modern data center and fuel digital transformation.
Designed for new Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers offer 27 percent more CPU cores and 50 percent more bandwidth to accelerate performance. The new line of servers delivers scalable business architecture, intelligent automation and integrated security for traditional, virtualized and cloud-native applications.
Scalable Business Architecture
The Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation server portfolio is optimized for non-volatile memory express (NVMe) to help organizations quickly deploy software-defined storage and hyper-convergence solutions. The new server line delivers significantly more database performance and lower latency, and accelerates the live migration of virtual machines. 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, Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers are designed to support the most demanding enterprise applications.
IT can focus on higher-value functions while deployment, updates, monitoring and maintenance are automatically handled by OpenManage Enterprise with RESTful APIs. The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller simplifies server lifecycle management with up to four times more performance in user interface and experience and a 30 percent reduction in setup time. With the predictive capabilities of ProSupport Plus and Support Assist, PowerEdge server issues are resolved up to 90 percent faster.
Cryptographically trusted booting features silicon-based root of trust, Intel Boot Guard protection, signed firmware and automatic BIOS recovery. The new OpenManage Enterprise improves server safety while increasing operational flexibility. System Lockdown helps to protect any system configuration from malicious or unintentional changes and alerts users to any such attempts to change the system. System Erase allows for the simple retirement or repurposing of PowerEdge 14th generation servers by quickly wiping data from storage and memory.
Why the New PowerEdge Servers Are Important
According to the ESG 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Curve study, organizations that are in more advanced stages of their digital transformation initiatives are seven times more likely to value technology as a competitive differentiator. To succeed in the future, organizations will need a sophisticated IT infrastructure that is secure, efficient, and capable of supporting new business models and innovation.
This isn’t the equivalent of trading in your 2012 car for the latest model to get a few more bells and whistles. New enhancements, features and capabilities in the Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers are critical to the success of IT environments that are increasingly software-defined. These servers should be a high priority in your digital transformation planning.