Small business solutions for connectivity and storage launched by Dell

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Dell has announced the launch of new solutions into its PowerEdge servers, PowerVault storage and PowerConnect ranges.

Dell has announced the launch of new solutions into its PowerEdge servers, PowerVault storage and PowerConnect ranges.

Targeted at growing businesses, they are intended to help with updating of technology infrastructures. Dell also announced the global availability of Dell OEM Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010, which helps customers consolidate servers, proactively monitor systems and manage hardware, software and services through a unified console.

Launched in the PowerEdge range is the R415 and R515 servers that according to Dell, offer full redundancy in power supplies and 'hot swap' hard drives to provide important availability options for better business data protection. The PowerEdge R415 is optimised to run typical business applications, such as file/print, email, web service, IT infrastructure, small virtualisation deployments and meet entry high-performance computing (HPC) demands.

The PowerEdge R515 is designed for small to medium-sized businesses, and is designed for customers looking to consolidate their infrastructure, improve server efficiency and availability and promote consolidation through virtualisation.

The PowerVault NX200 Network Attached Storage tower allows small businesses to move beyond saving data on individual client PCs, and access simple file storage on a centralised device to store, protect and manage data. It includes Intel processors to enable client PC backups and retrieval of large files, making it easier to find, backup, recover and maintain information.

Finally, the PowerConnect W-Series wireless networking solutions are designed to help small- and medium-businesses scale their networks by delivering connectivity and security to mobile workers. According to Dell, an intuitive, centralised management console enables customers to manage thousands of wireless access points and allows employees and authorised guests to connect wirelessly.

Erik Dithmer, vice president and general manager of Dell Americas small and medium business, said: “The economy still continues to be challenging, but businesses are finding they can no longer postpone technology updates.  As they look to make investments, customers are telling us they are concerned about business continuity and data protection, with return on investment being a more important consideration than price.  The products we are launching today are specifically designed to address those needs.”

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