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Enhanced Security

Scale data protection and streamline management of self-encrypting drives with new OpenManage Secure Enterprise Key Manager. This enables customers to centrally manage keys for self-encrypting drives to better secure data at both the drive and server level.

New OpenManage FlexSelect Secure capability gives customers the flexibility to adapt and scale their security solutions to meet their own business requirements. For example, new security and encryption options added to the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) offer flexibility to allow communications among server components and outside connectivity based on one’s own security policies.

Improved Performance and Scalability

With new 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, PowerEdge customers can better drive their digital transformations with improved performance. PowerEdge servers with these new processors offer up to a 40% increase in performance for core business applications, helping to improve organizations’ overall internal and external customer experiences. Easy BIOS tuning with workload-optimized server configuration profiles allow customers to configure optimal performance as they add new technologies or workloads.

According to a new benchmark, a single Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 server with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors can successfully host 69,500 simultaneous users with SAP Sales and Distribution software.  This demonstrates a 60.5% increase in supported users from a single server compared to the PowerEdge R930 server.

With new Intel Optane DC persistent memory, customers can accelerate in-memory databases, virtualization and data analytics workloads with up to 2.5 times more memory capacity for select PowerEdge Servers. The PowerEdge R740xd enables up to 2.7 times the transactions per second with an Intel Optane DC persistent memory compared to NVMe drives in a virtualized Microsoft SQL Server 2019 preview environment with VMware ESXi.

Dell EMC Ready Solutions enable customers to drive insights faster for high performance computing and artificial intelligence (AI) applications, and, with the new Intel Deep Learning Boost, make it easier for customers to tackle parallel use cases, such as deep learning, offering nearly three times faster inferencing performance in deep neural networks.


Dell EMC OpenManage updates will be generally available across the PowerEdge portfolio throughout the second quarter of 2019.

Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Dell EMC Ready Solutions for HPC with Intel Deep Learning Boost will be generally available in the second quarter of 2019.

Intel Optane DC persistent memory will be available for hands-on trials through a Dell EMC customer proof of concept program and through Dell Technologies Customer Solution Centers beginning this April and generally available later in the second quarter of 2019 on select two- and four-socket PowerEdge servers.

These updated PowerEdge servers will become available as the foundation for Dell EMC Ready Solutions and the Dell EMC hyperconverged infrastructure portfolio in 2019.