Dell EMC is launching Dell EMC PowerEdge MX, a high-performance, modular infrastructure designed to support a wide variety of traditional and emerging data centre workloads.
The PowerEdge MX ecosystem includes a newly designed chassis and precisely-sized resource blocks of servers and storage that connect to the infrastructure through a smart I/O fabric.
The PowerEdge MX is designed for the software-defined data centre, and is 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 optimised.
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.
Customers have the flexibility to customise their PowerEdge MX with a robust portfolio of components including the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX7000 chassis, the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX740c and MX840c compute sleds, the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX5016s storage sled, and Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Ethernet and Fibre Channel switching modules.
The PowerEdge MX also benefits from comprehensive in-system management, including Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition, which delivers key functions of OpenManage Enterprise management within the server chassis for the entire environment.