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Dell PowerEdge Line Expands With Four Servers Targeting SMB, "First Server" Customers

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Dell announced an expansion to the 13th generation of PowerEdge servers, with four new models that should serve as a suitable first server for an organization. With two tower models and two rack mountable versions geared for small to midsize businesses (SMBs), the newest Dell servers add flexibility and expandability to the entry-level side of the PowerEdge server line. 

The PowerEdge T130 and T330 are the tower servers. One of the coolest things about this release is the fact that all of the servers come with Dell OpenManage software, making out-of-band management a possibility. Being able to connect to the server remotely, even in the case of a system crash event, gives resellers and Managed Services Providers (MSPs) a low cost server option for their customers that they can still remote into and manage. 

The rack-mountable servers, the R230 and R330, fit needs that are more specific. Though the hardware inside is similar to the tower models, many companies looking for a "first server" aren't looking to add in a rack to support it. Instead, the R230 is ideal for a hosting company that is offering a dedicated server for a customer. The R330, with some expanded storage options, is targeted at customers looking to expand into a remote location, such as a satellite office. 

With each release of the entry-level PowerEdge servers, Dell looks across the industry for items to include that represent great value as components. As the prices come down for key technology components, they will become a good enough value to make it into the lowest-priced servers. In this release, the sweet spot in value technology is in the RAM. All of these models support the latest DDR4 SDRAM in their configurations. 

Many small businesses just starting out with their first server may be intimidated by technology to the point where it could be easier to not have the resources on-premises. As cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service gains momentum, it's easy to perceive that many companies would rather just get Office365 or a virtual server and not have the complexity of having a server on-prem. However, especially with those small businesses where there is not a resource on staff to take care of the IT work, being able to setup a server is found to be easier to understand and keep working through a service company than to go it alone with Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

"There are over 125 million SOHO and SMB customers around the globe, and these customers operate in challenging, fast-changing environments – with most not having the luxury of a dedicated IT department. These customers require IT solutions that help them prepare for future growth, drive application performance and improve operational efficiency," said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, vice president and general manager, Dell Server Solutions. "Dell has been helping customers in this space achieve their goals for decades, and our new entry-level PowerEdge servers have the performance, expandability and flexibility to help them do business even more efficiently."