Infrastructure

Dell releases five servers
Dell announced the release of five server models designed for businesses of all sizes. The Dell PowerEdge 1900, 860 and 840 and PowerEdge SC1430 and SC440 servers are designed to help small businesses grow and large businesses that need remote office support. These servers, combined with the availability of Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) R2, Dell OpenManage systems management software and Dell services are designed to reduce complexity and simplify IT operations, allowing customers more time to manage and grow their business.

The Dell PowerEdge 1900, 840 and 860 servers and Dell PowerEdge SC1430 and SC440 servers feature dual-core Intel Xeon processors for increases in performance, scalability and power efficiency, especially when running multiple applications such as file serving, e-mail, and databases.

The PowerEdge 1900, a dual-socket tower server featuring dual-core Intel Xeon 5100 series processors, offers:

  • a platform optimized for database, messaging, file and print sharing as well as remote location deployments
  • up to 16GB fully buffered DIMMs for up to three times theoretical throughput compared with DDR-2 memory
  • embedded NIC featuring TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) designed for improved performance
  • DRAC5 (Dell Remote Access Controller) for improved performance in secure remote management
  • IMPI 2.0 and SMASH, which deliver simplified management capabilities today and in the future via a standardized management infrastructure

The PowerEdge 840, a general-purpose tower server featuring dual-core Intel Xeon 3000 series processors, offers:

  • platform for remote offices, retail POS and small businesses
  • SAS and SATA hot-pluggable storage technology
  • available with Microsoft Windows Storage Server R2 for file serving
  • optional TOE-capable NIC

The PowerEdge 860, a 1U rack-mountable server featuring dual-core Intel Xeon 3000 series processors, offers:

  • server capabilities to help maximize data centre density and performance while reducing power consumption
  • a platform for edge-of-the-network, infrastructure or Web applications for organizations of all sizes
  • SAS and SATA storage technology
  • optional TOE-capable NIC

The PowerEdge SC440, an entry-level tower server featuring dual-core Intel Xeon 3000 series processors, offers:

  • small business capabilities for file and print sharing, small workgroup, e-mail, Web or dedicated applications
  • SAS and SATA storage technology
  • optional internal backup tape
  • accessible and serviceable tower chassis

The PowerEdge SC1430 server, featuring dual-core Intel Xeon 5100 series processors, offers:

  • up to 8GB fully buffered DIMMs for improved theoretical throughput compared with DDR-2 memory
  • SAS and SATA storage technology

The Dell PowerEdge 1900, 840 and 860 servers and Dell PowerEdge SC1430 and SC440 servers are available now. Prices start at $1,799, $1,349, $899, $1,349 and $699, respectively.

Sangoma Technologies releases enhanced PCI Express cards
Sangoma Technologies Corp. announced it is now shipping its complete product line of enhanced PCI Express (PCIe) cards.

Sangoma’s Octal port A108, Quad port A104 and dual port A102 T1/E1 cards as well as its A200 analog voice system are now all available in PCI Express format to take advantage of the new bus architecture.

Sangoma will continue to produce standard 3.3v/5v PCI versions of the A102, A104, A108 and A200 cards for the foreseeable future to support legacy PC server designs. In common with the PCI versions, the PCIe versions also support field upgradeable firmware to take advantage of hardware and software improvements as they become available. The PCIe versions also offer optional carrier-grade echo cancellation on all models.

Lenovo releases desktops with manageability features
Lenovo has introduced several desktop PCs including the ThinkCentre M55p with Intel vPro technology. The M55p is part of two lines of ThinkCentre desktops that, for the first time, offer the Intel Core 2 Duo processor and provide enterprise users with enhanced security features and automation tools designed to help IT staff remotely manage systems.

The two lines of Core 2 Duo-enabled ThinkCentre desktops include the M55p, M55, M55e and A55 models and offer enterprises choice in processor technology and graphics. The ThinkCentre M and A Series desktops are built with IT managers in mind with extended service and support and a common software image for easy fleet management.

The desktops are preloaded with ThinkVantage Technologies, a suite of software tools that help maintain user productivity and reduce costly and time consuming calls to the help desk. ImageUltra Builder and ThinkVantage System Migration Assistant make rollouts simpler and more efficient for IT departments. ThinkVantage Productivity Center guides the user to a host of information and tools to help set up, understand, maintain, and enhance their ThinkCentre desktop.

All ThinkCentre M and A Series desktops offer customers a choice of Intel’s Core 2 Duo, Pentium D, Pentium 4 and Celeron D processors. Toolless-entry drives, adapter cards and steel chassis further enhance the simplicity of the ThinkCentre M and A Series desktops by allowing users to easily access components for quick repairs or upgrades. Both lines are Microsoft Vista capable.

The ThinkCentre M and A Series are available now from Lenovo and select Lenovo business partners. Prices for M Series models start at $1199. Prices for the A Series start at $849.

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