Over the past three years Dell’s Data Center Solutions group has been designing custom microservers for a select group of web hosters. The first generation allowed one of France’s largest hosters, Online.net to enter a new market and gain double digit market share. The second generation brought additional capabilities to the original design along with greater performance.
A few months ago we announced that we were taking our microserver designs beyond our custom clients and making these systems available to a wider audience. Last month the AMD-based PowerEdge C5125 microserver became available and yesterday the Intel-based PowerEdge C5220 microserver made its debut. Both are ultra-dense 3U systems that pack up to twelve individual servers into one enclosure.
To get a great overview of both the 12 sled and 8 sled versions of the new C5220 system, let product manager Deania Davidson take you on a quick tour:
Target use-cases and environments
- Hosting applications such as dedicated, virtualized, shared, static content, and cloud hosting
- Web 2.0 applications such as front-end web servers
- Power, space, weight and performance constrained data center environments such as co-los and large public organizations such as universities, and government agencies
- PowerEdge C5220 microserver: Tech specs
- Intel’s Jason Waxman on Sandy Bridge, Atom and our new Intel-based Microserver
- DCS brings its experience to a wider Web Hosting audience — announcing PowerEdge C microservers
- DCS Microserver allows French hoster to enter new market (and grab big market share)
- And on the other end of the spectrum — Microservers
Pau for now…