I had the pleasure of Attending Dell Enterprise forum this year. If you have not noticed Dell is growing and increasing it’s server market. “In the past three years, Dell has managed to grow its servers and networking sales from $7.6 billion to $9.3 billion” Source http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/dell-inc-dell-cisco-systems-inc-csco-are-growing-in-the-declining-global-server-market-168461/
Further stepping into the compute market, Dell announced the PowerEdge VRTX shared infrastructure platform.
“The PowerEdge VRTX is a shared infrastructure platform offering extensive performance and capacity with office-level acoustics in a single, compact tower chassis. It is an ideal solution for small and midsize businesses as well as remote and branch offices of large enterprises. The simple, efficient and versatile platform can be rapidly deployed to consolidate and manage business applications in two or three virtualized servers with shared storage and integrated networking.”
Is Dell making a move into the unknown? Lets take a look.
How does it work? I will give you a high level overview, and point you in the right direction for a deep drive. Think of it as a small scale, remote office blade center.
As you can see, this is a powerful product. I ask my self, is this the first step of many for Dell into a new Future? Will Dell tackle scale computing? We will have to wait to see. I for one, am looking forward to the next lineup of Dell PowerEdge server releases.
As promised, I wanted to share a deep drive post from Kevin Houston titled : A Detailed Look at Dell PowerEdge VRTX