Dell is launching new virtualization, storage and server systems that look to expand Dell’s reach into the virtualized data center. In addition to new Dell PowerEdge M905 and M805 blade servers and PS5500E storage array, Dell is offering expanded support for Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX.
Dell is rolling out an assortment of virtualization offerings, along with new server and storage systems, that the PC vendor believes will boost its ability to offer hardware, software and services for the virtualized data center.
For Dell, the new offerings include a pair of blades—the two-socket PowerEdge M805 and the four-socket PowerEdge M905—which are based on Advanced Micro Devices processors and offer additional memory to support virtual machines. The M805 has 16 DIMM (dual in-line memory modules), while the M905 offers 24 DIMM slots. Dell also plans to roll out a third system—the PowerEdge R900—a four-socket server that will offer Intel’s upcoming six-core Dunnington processor and embedded hypervisors.