The small or remote data center of today requires an infrastructure with enterprise class features that support high-end applications, while lowering the total cost of ownership with efficient use of space, cooling and power consumption. Ease of deployment and simplified management that suit the skill-sets and resources available at these data centers are considered essential.

This document presents a consolidated infrastructure solution, based on an M1000e chassis containing Dell blade servers and blade arrays, which is designed to meet the needs of large enterprise branch offices or small and medium enterprise data centers. This solution provides excellent performance, ease of deployment and enhanced data center efficiency with the shared power, cooling, networking and management infrastructure of the PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure.

This solution is designed to provide an infrastructure based on the enterprise class computing Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure, Dell Networking MXL switches, EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Arrays and Dell PowerEdge M620 blade servers running Windows 2012 R2, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and Microsoft SQL Server 2014.