Maximum energy efficiency with Dell PowerEdge Servers

Maximum energy efficiency with Dell PowerEdge Servers

Danny Gerber, Senior Systems Engineer, Channel PreSales Switzerland, Dell Technologies Switzerland in Computerworld No. 3/2023

Energy efficiency in data centers is not only necessary from an economic point of view, it is now also indispensable in relation to the climate crisis. One of the most important factors here is the choice of server, as they run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Servers in data centers consume enormous amounts of energy. Vendors like Dell Technologies have been working on energy-efficient solutions for years. As a result, their servers have evolved significantly and have become much more energy-efficient. This is mainly thanks to advances in the manufacturing process for components such as CPUs, RAM, hard drives and Dell smart flow cooling.

Dell PowerEdge Server with AMD EPYC™ processors

Dell PowerEdge servers are equipped with AMD EPYC™ processors. In data centers, AMD EPYC™ processors power the most energy-efficient x86 servers. They are capable of delivering exceptional performance while lowering energy costs. AMD EPYC™ processors are designed to meet the performance requirements of applications with fewer servers, resulting in lower power consumption and less greenhouse gas emissions. For example, to deliver 10,000 units of integer performance, a 2P AMD EPYC™ 7763-based server uses an estimated 29 percent fewer servers, 29 percent less power and has a three-year total cost of ownership (TCO) that is up to 30 percent lower than a comparable system.

Dell Technologies’ PowerEdge servers help to maximize a data center’s efficiency and productivity while reducing its carbon footprint, resulting in:

  • 32% less energy consumed
  • Up to 33% fewer servers required
  • Up to 41% lower total cost of ownership (hardware only) over a three-year period

Specially developed for large workloads

The servers offered with Smart Selection are preconfigured and perfectly aligned to the requirements of the company using them. This makes them ready for use quickly and with minimal effort. They have been specially designed for large workloads – from the edge to the cloud and the core. AMD EPYC™ processors are used for cloud instances ranging from traditional applications, such as virtual machines or remote desktops, to high-performance computing, AI, databases and big data analytics.

Working sustainably with the right partners

The first steps towards a more efficient server infrastructure can be taken during the planning phase. Here, it is important to specify the exact requirements for the infrastructure. How much power is needed? How much storage is needed? Which connections need to be supported? The appropriate components can then be selected according to these requirements. The experts at DataStore are the first choice when it comes to planning and implementing an energy efficiency strategy. Thanks to their many years of experience and extensive expertise, they can help companies to effectively reduce their IT costs. DataStore has already helped many companies to optimize their IT infrastructure. Energy efficiency often played a decisive role here. By implementing the right measures, these companies were not only able to cut costs but also reduce their carbon footprint. DataStore is passionate about continuing to develop energy-efficient solutions.

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