Dell PowerEdge servers come in rack, tower and blade models. Most recently, Dell debuted seven new PowerEdge servers, which include the latest Intel Xeon processors. The new PowerEdge R820, R720, R720xd and R620 racks, the M620 blade, the T620 tower server and C6220 (a shared Dell infrastructure server) use the Xeon E5 product family.
These machines also harness the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 6 (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller 2.0 to manage the deployment, updating, monitoring and maintenance. They have also been designed for rapid deployment and provisioning. As such, the servers require up to 86 percent less engineering time and up to 86 percent fewer manual steps than previous generations.
PowerEdge servers come with OpenManage Essentials, a management console to monitor the health of Dell servers, storage and switches. The PowerEdge R720 rack server, for example, is designed for demanding workloads, with server fans that cool with less power than it takes to runs a nightlight.
Another new generation model is the PowerEdge R620 rack server. It uses Intel Xeon E5 processors that take advantage of 32-nanometer process technology and have up to 8 cores per processor. It also packs a lot of memory -- up to 24 DIMMs -- as well as integrated PCIe Gen3-capable expansion slots.
On the tower side, Dell offers the PowerEdge T620 rackable tower server. It comes with Xeon processor E5-2600 chips, and abundant storage capacity via up to 32 hot-swap drive bays. The PowerEdge M620, on the other hand, is a 2-socket blade server for extreme density and power efficiency. It is loaded with up to 768GB of RAM and plenty of processing power.