Down To The Bedrock
The latest generation of the PowerEdge server portfolio that Dell EMC unveiled at the Dell EMC World conference in May has finally hit the market. Most of it, at least. Five of the seven models in the new line become available this week while customers will have to wait until later in the year for two.
Dubbed 14G, the fourteenth generation of the venerable PowerEdge line launches in lockstep with the release of Intel's new Xeon Scalable processors. Of course, that means PowerEdge 14G has plenty of competition, including Lenovo's rebranded ThinkSystem server line, which was introduced last month and also relies on Intel's latest processors
Dell EMC intends 14G to be "the bedrock of the modern data center," and the portfolio will underpin a wide variety of Dell EMC systems, including the popular VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure offering, which hits the market with a starting price of about $25,000.
Clearly, Dell EMC is intent on pushing growth in the server market as it consolidates. Dell EMC was the only major server vendor to show server revenue growth in the first quarter as the worldwide market declined nearly 5 percent, according to research firm IDC.
Click through to see the most important aspects of the new PowerEdge 14G line.