Dell EMC is launching Dell EMC PowerEdge MX, the industry’s newest high-performance, modular infrastructure, designed to support a wide variety of traditional and emerging data center workloads.
PowerEdge MX offers the first modular infrastructure architecture designed to easily adapt to future technologies and server disaggregation.
With its unique kinetic infrastructure, customers can break free from the bounds of technology silos and time-consuming, routine operational management while also dynamically assigning IT to optimally match different applications and needs.
“While emerging technologies –, such as artificial intelligence, IoT and software-defined storage and networking –, offer competitive benefits, their workloads can be difficult to predict new challenges for IT departments,” said the President and General Manager, Dell EMC Server and Infrastructure Systems, Ashley Gorakhpurwalla. “PowerEdge MX enables a modular approach to flexibly build and combine compute, storage and networking, so organizations can transform their IT in a way that optimizes resources and offers investment protection for future generations of technological advances.”
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.
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 to respond to changing needs as they happen.
By creating on-the-fly hardware capacity, overprovisioning and stranded assets are reduced as performance and efficiency are optimized.
PowerEdge MX, with its kinetic infrastructure, is uniquely designed without a mid-plane, enabling support for multiple generations of technology releases – processor technologies, new storage types, and new connectivity innovations – well into the future.
Specifically, the absence of a mid-plane enables direct compute to I/O module connections, allowing for future technology upgrades without disrupting customer operations and without a mid-plane upgrade.
With this approach, PowerEdge MX is prepared to one day support fully disaggregated components, down to memory-centric devices, such as storage class memory, GPUs, and FPGAs, to offer customers full composability.
The PowerEdge MX also benefits from comprehensive in-system management, including Dell EMC Open Manage Enterprise – Modular Edition, which delivers key functions of OpenManage Enterprise management within the server chassis for the entire environment. Customers can perform full lifecycle management on all PowerEdge MX components across multiple chassis’ at once; roll-out changes and templates faster; and access servers remotely with the Dell EMC OpenManage Mobile application and the new Quick Sync 2 feature.
OpenManage Enterprise also offers management of rack and modular solutions via a single interface.
“The benefits of the new PowerEdge MX mirror our focus on innovation to simplify IT for our customers. This new architecture includes many features that reduce complexity, such as profile-based deployment and management and intelligent switch configurations. Its future-proof architecture, with a ‘no mid-plane’ design, eliminates bottlenecks and opens the door to easily accommodate future demands and technology.”
“Computing platforms continue their fundamental transformation in line with the digital transformation journey that most firms have embarked on. Dell EMC PowerEdge MX is a poster child for this transformation as customers look for highly- efficient and agile architectures that can easily adapt to a multitude of workloads and future technology advances.”
With PowerEdge MX designed for flexible customization, Dell EMC’s end-to-end support and deployment services range from delivery of a fully integrated modular solution to customized deployment and configuration to meet individual customer needs.