Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
Organizations need to work with suppliers that not only have a clear long-term vision, but that can implement it in a way that ensures cost-efficient scalability and a small administrative footprint. Dell’s PowerEdge portfolio of servers have been available for several years in a variety of configuration options, such as towers, racks, blades and converged infrastructure. The paper discusses VRTX and FX as innovation proof points for Dell’s compute infrastructure vision.
Lenovo® Flex System™ — powered by Intel® Xeon® processors — is the newest blade infrastructure design with the attributes that support soft ware-defi ned infrastructure and virtualization better than any competitor.
It delivers key benefits better than any competitor:
• Reduces capital and operational costs with consistent hardware/software deployment and the ability to simply scale workloads with the highest VM capacity and performance.
• Increases agility with simplified rapid deployment and ongoing management to add, change, or move workloads with their associated resources.
• Improves efficiency and increases space, power, and cooling with the leading compute, storage, and network density.
Sponsored by Lenovo® and Intel®"
FlashBlade fabric modules implement a unified network that connects all blades to each other and to the data center network. With full connectivity, all blades can serve as client connection endpoints, as authorities that process client requests, and as storage managers that transfer data to and from flash and NVRAM.
Customers across all industries are transitioning to the 3rd Platform, where IT organizations are seeking to leverage mobile, social, cloud, and big data solutions to drive business value. At the same time, the pace at which the business operates is continually accelerating.
Remove the unnecessary burdens of server management and provisioning with HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO), designed to support the full lifecycle of servers from initial deployment to ongoing management and service alerting.
The rise of computing in the cloud, expansive mobility options, and increasing pressure to boost application performance have added even further complexity - leading to inefficiencies that can limit your opportunity for growth and success.
Savvy IT professionals are finding that blade servers are less expensive than traditional rack servers for most new deployments, while also delivering improvements in agility, scalability and manageability.
Blade servers can yield significant cost efficiencies over rack servers — while taking up a smaller footprint, consuming less power and providing significant advantages in terms of manageability, scalability and flexibility.
This white paper is focused on the design and architecture of an OCS 2007 environment in an HP BladeSystem infrastructure. The document outlines a building block approach to deploying OCS on the HP BladeSystem and focuses on how the design decisions around levels of availability, scalability, and the OCS 2007 feature set impact the hardware that is deployed and the version of OCS that is used. The white paper also covers a brief overview of the Microsoft Unified Communications framework including Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 and an overview of the HP BladeSystem architecture and how the HP BladeSystem can help lower the total cost of ownership (TCO).
The focus of this report is performance testing of the core services of an OCS Enterprise Edition Consolidated Configuration and as deployed on an HP BladeSystem and HP StorageWorks solution. One requirement for any solution deploying more than one server in a pool is a hardware load balancer. In this solution a F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is used.
In this White Paper IDC sees the use of static x86 server configurations is quickly becoming an outdated concept with the introduction of modern solutions based on blade architectures, which can offer both intelligent configuration and management and the ability to perform physical-to-virtual migration to promote uptime and efficient resource usage. When combined with the quickly maturing x86 hypervisor technologies available from a variety of solution providers, the synergy of blade architectures and virtualization offers customers the ability to dramatically increase utilization of their server investments, boost uptime, provide a more resilient and available infrastructure, and roll out new infrastructure and services more quickly.
Published By: Dell-Intel
Published Date: Jul 16, 2009
The Business Ready Configurations for Dell PowerEdge blade servers, Dell EqualLogic SAN, and VMware Infrastructure provides a detailed reference architecture for deploying and using VMware virtualization on Dell blades and iSCSI storage environments. The Dell PowerEdge M1000e supports the recently announced 11th generation Dell PowerEdge M610 and M710 blade servers based on the new Intel Xeon processors.