Review: Dell PowerEdge VRTX Is Fast And Versatile


Scalable Design

The PowerEdge VRTX starts with two PowerEdge M620 or M520 Intel Xeon E5-series blade server nodes, and it can accept as many as four, each with its own memory, storage and expansion slots (more on the specs next). Blades slide in and out for easy service and can mix and match depending on budget, computing requirements or intended applications. They attach and lock into the chassis through a proprietary backplane and interconnect, giving the server nodes access to power supplies, hard drives, fans, networking and other shared resources contained in the VRTX enclosure. The VRTX is designed to grow along with the needs of a small office, enterprise branch office or campus department.