As a part of my role at Dell I find myself talking regularly with customers, prospects and internal sales people about the different Dell offerings either currently running in customer environments or possible incorporation of one (or few).
Since I come from a non-hardware background, and Dell sells like a million solutions and services (both hardware and software), sometimes these discussions would throw me in a loop. It was almost every time that I’d hear about a product I had never known about or didn’t know about enough. So I decided to make a comprehensive list of all the products and services Dell offers against a short description against it so I could make more sense of the discussions happening around.
Let’s start with PowerEdge. When you hear the word PowerEdge (PE), think of servers. Under the PowerEdge portfolio there are a bunch of products under different categories. Note that sometimes PowerEdge servers also work as a foundational platform onto which more specialized services are built which are sold under different portfolios.
Rack servers generally start with R (for Rack) in the name. They come in 3 varieties – single socket, two socket and four socket servers. For ex. PE R240, PE R750, PE R7525, etc.
Tower servers generally start with T (for Tower) in the name. They come in 2 varieties – single socket and two socket servers. For ex. PE T150, PE T340, PE T440, etc.
Modular infrastructure (MI) solutions let you optimize your IT infrastructure for traditional, new and emerging workloads, and provide a path to a modern, software-defined data center.
Dell offers modular, kinetic infrastructure such as chassis and compute/storage sleds under this category. There are 3 variants in this based on the sizes, benefits and use cases.
PowerEdge XE is the server family purpose-built for complex, emerging workloads that require high performance and large storage such as AI/ML. These robust servers deliver the reliability and security for demanding applications inside traditional data centers or in extreme conditions stretching from outside the data center to the harsh edge environment of the IT infrastructure.
PowerEdge XE Servers – Enterprise Servers | Dell Technologies US start with XE in the name. They come in 2 variants – XE2420 and XE8545.
Rugged PowerEdge XR servers are built to withstand the extreme heat, dust, shock and vibration of factory floors, construction sites, mobile command centers and other extreme environments. They are generally used on field where environmental conditions are harsh.
PowerEdge XR Servers | Dell Technologies US start with XR in the name. They come in 3 variants – XR2, XR11 and XR12.
Modern IT infrastructures are powerful and flexible, yet, often complex and challenging to manage. The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio helps tame the complexity of your IT infrastructure with intuitive software tools that work together to deliver automated, repeatable processes, based on your unique policies, enabling effortless management.
Ex. iDRAC, Dell OM Enterprise, UEFI Secure Boot Customization, Dell CloudIQ, and lot more.