Sales & Marketing
Training & Development
PCs & Servers
Imaging & Printing
Dell takes balanced approach to blades
Jan 22, 2008 7:43 AM
Dell has unveiled new servers and a blade enclosure which the firm claims are more energy efficient and easier to manage than competing offerings.
The M-Series enclosure and blades consume 19 per cent less energy than HP's c-Class blades and 12 per cent less than IBM's BladeCenter H models, according to Dell.
The servers are also simple to install and remove. The systems ship in a single box, and individual blades can be removed easily from the front of the enclosure.
However, Rick Becker, vice president of solutions at Dell, said that the vendor is not attempting to push blades to all customers.
"We are committed to blades, but our focus is on solving customer problems and using blades where appropriate," he said.
IBM and HP have been notable for blade server campaigns, but Dell has remained relatively quiet in this area.
Becker dismissed the idea that Dell has been lagging behind its competitors, claiming that supplementing existing hardware can be better than replacing everything with new blade systems.
"[IBM and HP] love to talk about blades and 'blade' everything," he said. " Dell takes a different view. You are not going to see us enter a blades arms race."
Becker also dismissed the idea of Dell's developing a portable blade system for small to medium sized firms to compete with HP's C3000 and IBM's BladeCenter S.
"Our customers are delighted with our SMB offerings because it meets their needs," he said.
"We are going to recommend the right solutions for our customers, and we think the right solutions are our rack servers."
Follow us on
Dell trash talks Cisco: we can build cloud 80% faster
Is 'channel-first' just lip service?
Dell expands Blue Thunder strategy
Is the Dell Chromebook 13 the best yet?
Exetel signs exclusive deal to resell Optus NBN
VMware, Microsoft give peace a chance for Windows 10 lovefest
VMware chief tries to quash speculation of EMC buyout
Google redesigns iconic logo for the fifth time
Head-to-head: Galaxy S6 Edge+ vs iPhone 6 Plus
Send us your tips
You must be a registered member of CRN to post a comment.
Click here to login
Click here to register
Ads by Google
Five top takeaways from this year's Microsoft APC
Couldn't get to the Gold Coast? Here's what you missed.
Ignia, Distribution Central named among top Aussie employers
Several IT resellers commended.
Which tech companies are the best to work for in Australia?
All the IT firms from Best Places to Work list.
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
Four iiNet directors resign, TPG boss steps in
IBM Australia's long wait for a channel manager is over
We're not Uber! UberGlobal swamped by ridesharing requests
Victorian IT firm whacked $72,000 for piracy
Amcom's IT revenue crashed before Vocus buyout
Powered by Disqus
Which device are you more excited about?
Surface Pro 4
iPhone 6s / iPhone 7
view previous polls »
Powered by Disqus
CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.
What's in this issue?
Most popular tech stories
7 accounting packages for Australian small businesses compared: including MYOB, QuickBooks Online, Reckon, Xero
Do you use Dropbox? Here are some clever tricks
How to get the best parking rates at Sydney Airport
How much does it cost to use the NBN? 14 providers compared including iiNet, Telstra, Internode
Tip: Your shop can use a smartphone instead of an EFTPOS terminal
When being rude to IT can get you fired
IT staff outline deep anger in Macquarie Uni survey
The Toshiba scandal: what went wrong?
DBC opts against appeal in iiNet piracy ruling
Inside the stalemate on Australia's piracy code
How to: How much RAM do you really need?
Top 25 fantasy games of all time
11 WhatsApp tricks you may not know about
Top 15 obscure video game consoles for collectors
How to: Fix Windows Update if it gets stuck
Interview: Pete Hines on Fallout 4
Fallout 4 + Fallout Shelter E3 screenshots
Fallout 4 gets MA15+ rating - and no cuts!
Preview: Star Wars Battlefront Fighter Squadron mode
Preview: Quantum Break
PC & Tech Authority
nextmedia Pty Ltd
. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form without prior authorisation.
Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of nextmedia's
Terms & Conditions
Login to CRN
Email or Username:
* Email or Username required
* Password required
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Register now!
To request a
, enter the email address linked to your CRN account and we'll send one to you.
* Email required
* Invalid Email address
* Invalid Email address
Click here to return to Login Form
comments powered by Disqus.