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Dell PowerEdge: Drive Digital Transformation & Security

October 13, 2023
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In our increasingly connected and data-driven world, businesses across all sectors find themselves navigating uncharted digital waters. Legacy infrastructures that served them yesterday are woefully inadequate in today's rapidly evolving digital landscape.  

 Today’s organisations operate in an era marked by an unprecedented pace of change, where major shifts can occur overnight. For companies aspiring not only to survive but to thrive, digital transformation is not just a strategy, it’s a business imperative.  

 To future-proof themselves, companies need to be agile, adaptable, scalable, and, above all, secure, with an IT foundation that can withstand the relentless challenges of the digital age. 

Covered in this article

Tackling the most demanding workloads 
Three tenets of innovation 
 Intrinsic security 
Superior cooling  
Acceleration, innovation are critical  
 Lowering TCO 
Innovate, adapt, and grow 

Tackling the most demanding workloads 

 Introducing Dell's groundbreaking PowerEdge range of servers, brought to South Africa by Tarsus Distribution.  

 These servers are purpose-built to tackle the most demanding workloads, capable of operating autonomously and collaboratively across a spectrum of IT environments. The PowerEdge range offers solutions tailored to diverse needs, spanning from colossal data centers to the harshest, most remote industrial environments. 

Three tenets of innovation 

 Dell's new portfolio is built on three core tenets: adaptive compute, autonomous compute infrastructure, and proactive resilience. 

 Firstly, adaptive compute empowers businesses to address the ever-shifting demands of computing. This platform is engineered to optimise the latest technology advancements, ensuring predictable and profitable outcomes. It scales effortlessly to meet data needs, from the edge to the hybrid cloud. 

 Next, autonomous compute infrastructure is the tenet that enables rapid responses to business opportunities by harnessing intelligent systems that work in tandem and independently. It accelerates digital transformation, enhancing productivity and freeing IT teams to focus on innovation instead of day-to-day management. 

 Lastly, proactive resilience empowers companies to infuse trust into their digital transformation efforts. It encompasses an infrastructure and IT environment designed with secure interactions in mind. It also boasts the ability to anticipate and mitigate potential threats from the earliest design phases through the entire supply chain and lifecycle, up to decommissioning. 

Intrinsic security 

 In today's highly connected and digital environments, complexity is a given, and cybercriminals are well aware of this fact. Dell takes proactive resilience to the next level by integrating an immutable, silicon-based root of trust.  

 The company’s motto is ‘Start strong. Stay strong. And outmanoeuvre threats’. Firmware is safeguarded following National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines, including signed firmware updates. Certificate management is streamlined through automatic renewal. 

 Dell's PowerEdge servers provide data-at-rest protection through Secure Enterprise Key Manager (SEKM) and data-in-use protection via Confidential Compute CPU technologies.  

 To counter threats like counterfeit components, malware, and firmware tampering, Dell employs a comprehensive approach to supply chain security, featuring tools for counterfeit avoidance, manufacturing chain of custody, code signing, chassis intrusion detection, and tamper-evident packaging. 

 Superior cooling  

 To support the increasing density required for innovation, Dell has introduced new designs addressing the cooling needs of today's denser data centers. 

 Multi-Vector Cooling 2.0: This innovative thermal design streamlines airflow pathways for more efficient cooling. 

  • Dell Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC): Leveraging the thermal capacity of water, DLC efficiently removes heat. 
  • Leak Sense Detection: Protecting liquid-cooled servers, this feature is fully managed through Dell's Integrated Remote Access Controller (iDRAC). 

Acceleration, innovation are critical  

 The new PowerEdge portfolio supports a full stack of GPUs to optimise performance across various workloads. These include high-performance computing (HPC), training and inferencing for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL), data analytics, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and dense virtualisation.  

 PowerEdge servers also allow entities to rapidly adapt to evolving business requirements and harness data from any environment, leveraging intelligence and automation to free the technology department for higher value activities. 

 With PowerEdge servers as an innovation engine, companies in every sector can seamlessly navigate this digital era of data and be prepared for whatever might happen. 

 Lowering TCO 

 Dell's commitment to ongoing innovation extends to the PowerEdge server portfolio, aimed at improving performance and efficiency while reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO).  

 Flexible payment solutions offer various options to align IT costs with technology consumption and budget availability. A prime example is APEX Flex On Demand, a pay-per-use model that allows customers to scale capacity up or down, with payments adjusted accordingly, ensuring they pay only for what they use. 

Innovate, adapt, and grow 

Together with Dell OpenManage and systems management solutions, PowerEdge servers deliver the productivity and performance that today's businesses need to fuel their innovation. 

 Allow Dell PowerEdge servers to serve as the engine propelling your business forward. This latest generation of powerful solutions stands ready to meet the demands of today's connected environments, today and into the future. 

 As you embark on your digital transformation journey, consider Tarsus Distribution as your trusted partner in achieving innovation, security, and peak performance. Contact us today to explore how Dell PowerEdge can transform your business and enable you to thrive in the dynamic digital landscape. Contact details 

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