Dell EMC has announced a number of updates to its PowerEdge servers. This should improve performance, scalability, security and management for daily and more challenging workloads. The OpenManage system, which is used to manage the servers, will also be updated.
The servers get improved performance from Intel’s new second-generation Xeon Scalable processors. According to Intel, this is a 40 percent improvement for important business applications. In addition, the servers will receive the new Intel Optane DC Persistent memory, which allows in-memory databases, virtualization and analytics workloads to utilize 2.5 times more memory capacity.
More interesting, however, are the updates to the OpenManage system. These provide Dell EMC’s own secure and scalable computing platform that serves as a good basis for cloud, analytics and software-defined data center initiatives.
Specifically, the system provides a way to reduce the number of devices needed to meet the user’s requirements. This is done through the new FlexSelect Manage architecture, which gives customers the flexibility to choose from specific OpenManage Enterprise features.
OpenManage Mobile gets augmented reality options, providing customers with a graphical representation of where incidents occur within their environment. They need to identify more accurate targets in the PowerEdge MX infrastructure, and find a solution faster. According to the company, customers can delay the time it takes to maintain the health of the server by 28 percent.
Finally, the OpenManage system also receives updates to improve security. For example, Dell EMC launches the OpenManage Secure Enterprise Key Manager, which allows customers to centrally manage their keys for self-encrypting devices. This should make the data more secure on both the drive and the server level.
The new OpenManage FlexSelect Secure capability also gives customers the flexibility to customize their security solutions and scale them to their own business requirements. For example, new security and encryption options are included in the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC), which provides the flexibility to allow communication between server components and external connectivity based on the company’s own policies.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.