Earlier this year we introduced a new line of business called Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS), designed to meet the specific needs of customers such as web tech, telecommunications service providers, hosting companies, oil and gas, and research organizations. These customers are large scale, but are in size just below hyperscale. This market is growing three times faster than the traditional x86 server market and requires us to evolve how we manufacture, forecast and service these customers. While operating in stealth mode prior to our public announcement in August, we consistently heard from these large-scale customers that they were looking for minimalistic server design, open and industry-standard systems management, and the right mix of performance, flexibility and scalability.
Today we are excited to introduce our first DSS-branded products, all powered by the Intel E5 v3 series CPUs:
Large, just-below-hyperscale customers have different requirements from our PowerEdge customers. DSS customers typically purchase large volumes of equipment to run a narrow set of applications, designed specifically for scale-out to meet increasing demand as their business grows. In doing so, they deeply investigate and tweak the performance at both the code and hardware component level, which sometimes leads them to specify and qualify hardware components tuned to meet their specific needs.
Alternatively, many small to large organizations have IT staffs that support a broader set of applications to support a varied set of business functions. Our PowerEdge customers range from SMBs to large enterprises – in every vertical and around the world – and require a robust systems management portfolio to help monitor and remediate data center situations remotely from anywhere in the world.
We are excited to introduce the first DSS-branded products that have been purpose-built to provide the sub-hyperscale market with the technology they need. Featuring a minimalistic design and the right balance of performance, flexibility and openness, these servers provide versatility and scale while reducing infrastructure costs. But it doesn’t stop there. Dell DSS will continue to leverage its agile operating model to engage with customers on feature modifications, unique optimization requests and supply chain requirements in order to help them drive business innovation.
DSS-branded servers are available now directly from Dell and will soon be available from channel partners. Please contact a Dell sales representative to learn more.