Published: Tue,22 August 2006 17:00:00 CST
Last Build Date: Thu,01 February 2007 17:00:00 CSTCopyright: Copyright 2006 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:00:00 CSTAs virtualization becomes pervasive, increasing the number of high-bandwidth network ports is not always enough to meet the bandwidth needs of enterprise data centers. To help support the I/O requirements of multiple virtual machines in server consolidation and virtualization scenarios, Dell, Intel, and Cisco have teamed up to offer organizations a virtualization-tuned 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ direct attach solution.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 05:00:00 CSTInternet SCSI (iSCSI) is rapidly becoming a convergent data center technology for disparate types of networking. The Broadcom® iSCSI Offload Engine technology available in 9th- and 10th-generation Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers can free server resources to help increase performance and throughput, enabling organizations to maximize the benefits of iSCSI in their environments.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 05:00:00 CSTTo help meet the growing bandwidth demands of multi-core architectures and server virtualization, Dell, Intel, and VMware have collaborated to develop virtualization solutions built on Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers, Intel® Xeon® processors and 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters, and VMware® ESX software. Utilizing Intel Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq) and VMware NetQueue technology, these solutions can enhance performance, increase flexibility, and simplify management in virtualized environments.
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 05:00:00 CSTDell has used VMware® virtualization extensively to help optimize its hardware utilization, streamline provisioning processes, and increase resilience. By following the networking best practices used by Dell engineers in their own IT environment, organizations can create an efficient, resilient virtualized infrastructure.
Tues, 5 Feb 2008 05:00:00 CSTBuilt on a patented peer storage architecture, the EqualLogic® PS Series of Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage arrays offers high performance, reliability, intelligent automation, and seamless virtualization of a single pool of storage to enable simplified enterprise storage deployment, ease of management, and comprehensive data protection.
Tues, 5 Feb 2008 05:00:00 CSTRobust business continuity has historically been out of reach for small and medium businesses (SMBs) because it was often too costly and overly complicated. EqualLogic® PS Series Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage arrays enable organizations of all sizes to deploy an enterprise-level storage infrastructure offering comprehensive data and application protection.
Tues, 5 Feb 2008 05:00:00 CSTThe Avocent® iKVM (integrated keyboard, video, mouse) switch, an analog KVM switch integrated into the Dell PowerEdge M1000e modular blade enclosure, is designed to simplify administrative tasks by letting IT staff easily view, monitor, and manage server blades and by providing access to the remote management and power control functions of the PowerEdge M1000e Chassis Management Controller.
Tues, 5 Feb 2008 05:00:00 CSTBy using Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet server adapters in Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers and unified storage systems such as the Dell PowerVault™ NX1950, organizations can achieve the performance required for high-bandwidth applications and meet the demand for increased storage capacity while moving toward network convergence on a simplified Ethernet infrastructure.
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 05:00:00 CSTThe increasingly popular InfiniBand high-speed interconnect now supports both single data rate (SDR) and double data rate (DDR) transmission, with DDR providing significantly increased speeds. This article discusses how InfiniBand has evolved and presents test results comparing the performance of Gigabit Ethernet, SDR InfiniBand, and DDR InfiniBand.
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 05:00:00 CSTAs organizations move toward virtualized data centers with shared resources to increase capacity and resource utilization, Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers with Intel® PRO server adapters can help multiply the advantages of Internet SCSI (iSCSI) technology in storage area networks (SANs) by offering remote boot-from-SAN capabilities and enhanced I/O throughput.
Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CSTEnterprises can take advantage of advanced configuration options for the Dell™ PowerConnect™ 5316M Gigabit Ethernet switch for the Dell PowerEdge™ blade server chassis to help optimize network access for blade servers.
Fri, 04 May 2007 05:00:00 CSTDespite dramatic advances in network bandwidth and processor speeds, expected increases in server performance have not materialized. It turns out that the limiting factor is a set of network I/O bottlenecks. By addressing the primary causes of I/O bottlenecks, Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology streamlines the movement of network data, helping to accelerate network performance and improve scalability.
Thu, 01 February 2007 05:00:00 CST10 Gigabit Ethernet is positioned to fulfill many expectations of Ethernet LAN technology that have been long anticipated but not yet realized by its predecessors and their alternatives. This article discusses the criteria for creating a virtual data center and how 10 Gigabit Ethernet can meet these criteria through its ability to function as a unifying fabric.
Wed, 01 Nov 2006 05:00:00 CSTAdministrators can choose from a number of methods when installing Broadcom NetXtreme and NetXtreme II device drivers on Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers during Microsoft® Windows® OS installations. This article discusses best practices for carrying out manual and automated installations using the Broadcom installer and utilities like Netset.exe as well as other considerations for Windows instllations involving these Broadcom adapters.
Wed, 01 Nov 2006 05:00:00 CSTThe standards-based Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) enables network administrators to design and implement default gateway redundancy on LAN segments. VRRP configurations can be implemented using Dell™ PowerConnect™ 6024 Gigabit Ethernet routing switches.
Thu, 1 Feb 2006 05:00:00 CSTThis article explains how to configure the Dell
Thu, 8 May 2008 05:00:00 CSTThe Dell™ PowerEdge™ Expandable RAID Controller (PERC) 6 family of enterprise-class Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controllers is designed for enhanced performance, increased reliability and fault tolerance, and simplified management—providing a powerful, easy-to-manage way to create a robust infrastructure and help maximize server uptime.
Thu, 8 May 2008 05:00:00 CSTThe Dell™ Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 6/iR family of integrated RAID controllers provides a cost-effective, entry-level RAID configuration and management solution for internal storage on Dell PowerEdge™ servers and Dell Precision™ workstations.
Thu, 26 June 2008 05:00:00 CSTDell has used VMware® virtualization extensively to help optimize its hardware utilization, streamline provisioning processes, and increase resilience. By following the networking best practices used by Dell engineers in their own IT environment, organizations can create an efficient, resilient virtualized infrastructure.