Cisco, Dell and Lenovo reveal Ice Lake servers

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Following the announcement of the new Intel Ice Lake server processors, several manufacturers have unveiled their updated server line-up. In large part, these are modifications to existing servers in order to be able to work with the new processors.

Cisco comes with three new models: the UCS B200 M6, C220 M6 and C240 M6. The servers are intended for hybrid cloud environments and should offer increased performance, improved security and better efficiency for workloads such as virtual desktops, databases, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data. The servers all integrate with the Intersight platform for hybrid cloud operations. The new servers will be available within the next 90 days.

Dell has added the new Dell EMC PowerEdge R750 to its server portfolio. The server can be used for all kinds of business applications, such as VDI applications and database analysis. The company claims the server is 43 percent faster than its predecessor, the PowerEdge R740.1. Dell has also unveiled a new version of its flagship model, the PowerEdge R750xa. This model is intended for heavy workloads such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and high-performance computing. Finally, Dell is introducing the PowerEdge C6520, intended for running software containers. The new servers will be available in Q2 of this year.

Lenovo has refreshed its ThinkSystem line. The top model is the ThinkSystem SR650 V2, intended for large companies and cloud providers. In addition, the company introduces the more compact ThinkSystem ST650 V2, intended for deployment at remote offices and branch offices. Lenovo is also releasing a number of new servers with Neptune cooling technology, including the ThinkSystem SD650 V2. Finally, the company reports that it will soon release a ruggedized server for edge purposes. These servers can be used for telecommunications, factories or smart cities, for example. Customers can purchase all new servers directly from Lenovo or get a subscription through Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services.

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