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Dell EMC PowerEdge XE Line Expanded

by Michael Rink
Dell PowerEdge XE

Today, Dell Technologies announced their largest PowerEdge XE to date. More than twice the size of the existing PowerEdges, the PowerEdge XE7100 is a massive 5U and, at 911mm long, uses the full depth of standard server rack cabinets. Dell Technologies has been Dell and Dell EMC’s parent company ever since Dell acquired EMC in 2015.

Today, Dell Technologies announced their largest PowerEdge XE to date. More than twice the size of the existing PowerEdges, the PowerEdge XE7100 is a massive 5U and, at 911mm long, uses the full depth of standard server rack cabinets. Dell Technologies has been Dell and Dell EMC’s parent company ever since Dell acquired EMC in 2015.

Dell PowerEdge XE

Dell EMC’s PowerEdge XE lineup only has one other family member, the PowerEdge XE2420. Unlike its older, smaller brother, the newest addition will take up the full depth of standard server rack cabinets. The new Dell EMC PowerEdge XE7100 family will be a huge addition to this part of Dell’s portfolio. According to the pdf Dell provided, not only is the base frame simply gigantic, there will also be three configuration options, each optimized for different workloads. The base configuration will hold up to 100 high-capacity hard drives. Dell plans to offer configurations designed for object storage, intelligent video analytics, and media streaming. Confusingly, Not only are the configurations named using a 74xx scheme, but both the media streaming and intelligent video analytics configurations share the XE7440 name according to the document provided by Dell.

Dell has announced several plans to improve their support for genuinely enormous amounts of data lately. As we covered last week, Dell is planning to release Tanzu support for VxRail sometime this month. Last week, Dell also released Dell EMC PowerMax Cloud Mobility, allowing customers to more easily move data off of or on-premises. Adding to their list of announcements, Dell also said they plan to release an OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager plugin that will streamline and automate the catalog and repositories update tasks when using Dell EMC OpenManage Systems Management software. The plugin is expected out by the end of the year.

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OpenManage Enterprise Update Manager plugin – Q4 2020

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