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November 2, 2009

NEI, Dell team up on new DC-powered servers

Based on Dell’s PowerEdge technology

By CBR Staff Writer

NEI said that it is working with Dell to manufacture and co-market a new line of DC-powered servers based on Dell’s PowerEdge R710 platform. It has worked with Dell OEM Solutions to specify, engineer and test the new DC-powered server.

The two companies will co-market the new model E-2710 to enterprise and telecom application developers and OEMs worldwide. NEI will be Dell’s exclusive manufacturer of the E-2710 and a provider of support and deployment services as well as reverse logistics for this platform. Other terms and conditions of the agreement were not disclosed.

The E-2710 is an open-standard application platform that offers the speed, computing and power the market demands for green-compliant data centre. It features Intel Xeon 5500 series processor to scale power usage to the workload and can host NEI’s Smart Services to offer network-ready, lifecycle-managed applications, OS and patch management, streamline support processes, accelerate deployments and gain a real competitive advantage, said NEI.

When the E-2710 is Smart Services enabled, IT shops can benefit from the automated health, update and backup capabilities, all of which make it easier to maintain and support the platform throughout its lifecycle, the company claims.

Rick Froehlich, general manager of Dell, said: Dell identified a growing segment of OEMs including several large telecommunications equipment manufacturers that require high-quality server-based technology to run and manage their OEM solution.

We decided to leverage NEI’s expert design and integration capabilities to target this growing industry vertical and produce a highly advanced solution. NEI worked hard to develop the E-2710 and we’re excited to offer OEMs and end-users this DC-optimized version of Dell’s PowerEdge R710. The result is a purpose-built, highly efficient server made for DC-powered environments seeking to deploy green server-based solutions.

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