Dell EMC Introduced the 14th Generation of PowerEdge Servers

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In my mind, the biggest story coming out of the event was the announcement of the 14thgeneration of their popular PowerEdge Server line. Dell EMC claims the 14G delivers improvements in several different areas. First, it says the 14G provides scalable business architecture, that will optimize data centers for new and emerging workload requirements. This aligns very well with Intel’s new Xeon messaging. Secondly, it offers intelligent automation– using expanded APIs, and the new OpenManage Enterprise console (which provides unified server management). The third big area of improvement is integrated security, with new features like System Lockdown (protecting hardware and firmware from malicious changes), drift detection (which notices any firmware or configuration drift away from the so-called “golden baseline”), and its BIOS recovery (which quickly and securely restores configuration).

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