Designed to help hosting and Internet companies achieve greater efficiencies in their data centers, Dell has introduced its third generation of microservers, the PowerEdge C5000 line, including the PowerEdge C5125 and C5220.
Packing up to 12 nodes into a 3U chassis, this new series of microservers allows applications to run on individual dedicated physical servers “without compromising on price, power or density”.
Microservers are a new class of server designed for those use cases where multi-core CPU architecture and extensive virtualization are overkill. What these systems provide are multiple low-cost dedicated servers where one CPU is perfect for running single applications.
The PowerEdge C5125 and C5220 come with up to 12 server nodes in 3U chassis supporting both AMD and Intel architectures, respectively. Additional features on both microservers include 4 x DDR3 UDIMMS, 2 x 3.5-inch or 4 x 2.5-inch HDDs, 2 x GbE ports, IPMI 2.0 management, iKVM, individually serviceable nodes, as well as a shared power and cooling infrastructure.