Dell EMC Launches PowerEdge MX, 1st Platform Designed With Kinetic Infrastructure for Workloads of Today and Tomorrow
Customers have the flexibility to customize their PowerEdge MX with a robust portfolio of components:
Dell EMC PowerEdge MX7000 chassis - Offers an efficient hardware foundation with support for multiple server processor generations, in a scalable system with end-to-end lifecycle management and a single interface for all components, enabling organizations to focus more on their business priorities than IT maintenance. This 7U chassis includes eight bays to accommodate a variety of single- and double-width compute and storage combinations.
Dell EMC PowerEdge MX740c and MX840c compute sleds - Two- and four-socket blade sleds deliver full-featured, no compromise computer, with exceptional performance and a rich set of storage options including NVMe drives. The single-width MX740c and double-width MX840c support the full Intel® Xeon Scalable Processor family with up to six terabytes of memory. The MX740c is the industry's only single-width, two socket, modular server that can house and tier up to six 2.5" NVMe, SAS or SATA drives. The MX840c can hold up to and tier eight drives.
Dell EMC PowerEdge MX5016s storage sled - Dense, full-width, scale-out storage sleds complement MX servers, holding up to 16 hot-pluggable SAS storage hard disk drives, with a maximum of seven MX5016s sleds in the MX chassis for up to 112 drives of direct-attached storage. These drives can be individually mapped to one or more servers, offering the ideal storage ratio needed for specific use cases.
Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Ethernet and Fibre Channel switching modules - These new low latency, high-bandwidth switching modules for multi-chassis environments include automated processes for topology compliance, quality of service and autonomous healing for peak network performance with the PowerEdge MX single management interface. PowerEdge MX is the industry's first modular infrastructure to deliver end-to-end 25Gpbs Ethernet (GbE) and 32Gbps Fibre Channel host connectivity. Combined with 100GbE and 32G Fibre Channel uplinks, customers can expect up to a 55% reduction in switching latency for highly-scalable, multi-chassis fabric architectures.
The PowerEdge MX also benefits from comprehensive in-system management, including Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise - Modular Edition, which delivers key functions of OpenManage Enterprise management within the server chassis for the entire environment. Customers can perform full lifecycle management on all PowerEdge MX components across multiple chassis at once; roll-out changes and templates faster; and access servers remotely with the Dell EMC OpenManage Mobile application and the new Quick Sync 2 feature. OpenManage Enterprise also offers management of rack and modular solutions via a single interface.
With PowerEdge MX designed for flexible customization, Dell EMC's end-to-end support and deployment services range from delivery of a fully integrated modular solution to customized deployment and configuration to meet individual customer needs. Services also include ProSupport Plus, which offers around the clock support, direct access to senior ProSupport Plus engineers and a designated Technology Service Manager for full system support.
Matt Eastwood, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Datacenter, Cloud Infrastructure and Developers, IDC:
"Computing platforms continue their fundamental transformation in line with the digital transformation journey that most firms have embarked on. Dell EMC PowerEdge MX is a poster child for this transformation as customers look for highly efficient and agile architectures that can easily adapt to a multitude of workloads and future technology advances."