Dell has announced Virtualization Solutions that include more than a dozen new servers, tools and services offering the deployment and management of virtualization in Enterprises of any size.
PowerEdge R805 and R905, the new Dell PowerEdge servers built for virtualization deliver servers optimized for virtualization. The PowerEdge R805 features 2X the memory and I/O capacity of typical 2 socket servers. While both of them offer a choice of VMware ESXi 3.5 or Citrix XenServer Express integrated hypervisors, the PowerEdge R805 and R905 servers can deliver optimal platform for virtualized environments.
The Dell PowerEdge R805 and R905 servers are now available in the Indian market at starting prices of Rs. 2 lacs and Rs. 3.5 lacs respectively.
“Virtualization is quickly moving beyond hypervisors and hardware consolidation,” said Pallab Talukdar, Director, Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell India. “Enterprises are looking for a broad array of servers, storage and services designed specifically for virtualized environments. Having led the first wave of virtualization, today we are signaling our intent to lead the second.”
The Dell PowerEdge R900 and R905 are some of the first servers to support 60 virtual machines in VMmark testing1 and deliver 4 socket virtualization performances. Dell claims that they deliver 23 percent higher performance than the HP ProLiant DL580 G5, 8 percent higher than the IBM System x3850 and 17 percent higher than the Sun Fire X44501.
Dell has also introduced the EqualLogic software that offers the new advanced SAN-aware integration with VMware Site Recovery Manager. This achieves data protection and disaster recovery for virtualized environments at no additional cost in management tools. It also eradicates complexity of SAN deployment and management and allows managing users’ virtual storage environments.
Dell announced the expansion of its virtualization services to include: