Sometimes listening to your customers can lead to inspiration. Such is the case with the PowerEdge VRTX, a revolutionary integrated IT solution from Dell that gives small businesses, as well as remote or branch offices, the capacity and scalability of a data center without all the space and energy requirements.
The design incorporates all the key IT components — servers, storage, networking and remote management — into a single console. The system is quiet and energy efficient, using Intel Xeon processors that can quickly perform encryption and other applications. VRTX is also versatile, able to fit in a small tower case or a 5U rack, using either 110-volt or 220-volt power.
Tech Page One recently visited Dell headquarters in Round Rock, Texas to find out how VRTX was developed. Product Marketing Manager Brad Lawrence, Senior Principal System Engineer Tim Lambert and Distinguished Engineer Bill Lynn discuss how VRTX gives small businesses the power of a data center without hardware sprawl or needing full-time IT staff.
Tom Barkley is a business journalist with nearly 20 years of experience, most recently at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal.Tags: Business,Data Center,Technology