Dell EMC presents PowerEdge MX modular approach

Dell EMC announced the introduction of Dell EMC PowerEdge MX that enables a modular approach to flexibly build and combine compute, storage and networking.
Dell EMC PowerEdge MXCIOs can utilize Dell EMC PowerEdge MX and transform their organizations IT in order to optimize resources and offers investment protection for future generations of technological advances.

“While technologies, such as artificial intelligence, IoT and software-defined storage and networking, offer competitive benefits, their workloads can be difficult to predict and pose new challenges for IT departments,” said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, president and general manager, Dell EMC Server and Infrastructure Systems.

Dell EMC said the PowerEdge MX is designed for the software-defined data center — able to support a combination of dense virtualization, software-defined storage, software-defined networking, artificial intelligence and big data projects.

The latest modular architecture is designed to support the latest low latency NVMe drives and native 25GbE connectivity. Customers can tailor compute and storage configurations to their own requirements and benefit from shared pools of disaggregated resources.

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX7000 chassis offers an efficient hardware foundation with support for multiple server processor generations. 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 two- and four-socket blade sleds deliver full-featured compute, with exceptional performance and 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 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 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.

The networking company said PowerEdge MX is the industry’s first modular infrastructure to deliver 25Gpbs Ethernet (GbE) and 32Gbps Fibre Channel host connectivity. Combined with 100GbE and 32G Fibre Channel uplinks, customers can expect up to a 55 percent reduction in switching latency for multi-chassis fabric architectures.

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