Dell today refreshed its line of 1u servers with an eye toward making it simpler for small organizations to preserve investments in servers as they shift from relatively simple tower servers to investing in a rack.
Based on the latest Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 processors, Dell has added four offerings to its line of entry-level PowerEdge servers that can all be configured with DDR4 memory, which Brian Payne, executive director for Dell Server Solutions, notes is now available in enough volume to include in entry-level servers.
Also included in those Dell PowerEdge 13G Wave 4 Server offerings is a Dell PowerEdge T330 rackable tower server that comes with four DDR4 memory slots and up to eight 3.5-inch hard drives. Payne says IT organizations have the option to deploy the Dell PowerEdge T330 as a tower that can then be turned on its side to be installed later on in a rack.
For the first time, Dell is now bundling its OpenManage software with its entry-level tower server in addition to higher-end tower and rack servers.
Given the raw compute horsepower that can now be packed into a 1u server, IT organizations are getting more bang for the buck than ever. As such, many of the servers IT organizations buy today are more than likely going to be put to use in multiple ways over their increasingly extended lives.