Dell’s PowerEdge VRTX Modular Approach Can Give Your Business the Edge

Alexander Darcy



Alexander Darcy

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    By consolidating separate servers, storage and networking into a single chassis, Dell’s PowerEdge VRTX offers small businesses the power, flexibility and high availability enjoyed by the big end of town.

    The footprint of three separate chassis alone can make separate servers, storage and networking impractical for some small businesses, before you even consider the expense and complexity of management. Dell’s PowerEdge VRTX Modular Infrastructure Platform wraps everything up in a single, affordable platform, combining multiple blade servers, shared storage and networking capabilities in a single unit that runs quietly enough to live in an office environment.

    The PowerEdge VRTX is flexible enough to meet the needs of any business. There’s a built-in RAID controller and support for up to 12 hot-pluggable 3.5-inch drives or 25 smaller 2.5-inch hard drives. This lets you configure your storage however you see fit – handling the demands of virtualisation and clustering – with the ability to swap out failed drives on the fly without missing a beat.

    The VRTX is also expandable thanks to eight flexible PCIe slots – three full-height/full-length slots (150W) with double-wide card support (225W) and five low-profile/half-length slots (25W).

    When it comes to fitting out your office with a high-performance network, the VRTX features an integrated Ethernet switch incorporating a 1GbE 8-port pass-through module, 1GbE 24-port switch and a 10GbE switch.

    The VRTX is a scalable solution designed to meet the needs of growing businesses, while retaining the benefits of unified system management to make it easier for small businesses to punch above their weight when it comes to in-house IT resources.

    By meeting the challenges of today and preparing you for the challenges of tomorrow, Dell’s PowerEdge VRTX can ease business growing pains while ensuring you’ve got everything you need at your fingertips.

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