Dell sees demand for servers despite virtualization

Even as Dell slowly moves from being a hardware maker to a software- and services-focused company, it has no plans of retreating from the server market which powers most of businesses today.

Dell Philippines country manager Chris Papa

And even if the server market itself is being buffeted by cloud computing and virtualization – two technologies that are diminishing, if not eliminating the need for servers – the US-based firm is convinced that companies would still need more powerful servers that can address their new breed of requirements and applications.

Recently, the company’s local office unveiled the 12th generation of blade, rack, and tower PowerEdge servers optimized for use in demanding enterprise environments.

The Intel Xeon processor E5-powered line-up includes the new PowerEdge R820, R720, R720xd, and R620 rack servers, the M620 blade server, the T620 tower server, and C6220.

“Dell designed the new PowerEdge servers with input gathered from more than 7,700 customer interactions in 17 countries across four continents,” said Christopher Papa, country manager of Dell Philippines.

“Our customers told us that they need end-to-end solutions to handle the complex workload problems they face every day. As such, we built our new generation of servers, systems management and workload solutions to address the needs of business end users who require maximum performance to run mission-critical applications and IT departments which demand more efficient, secure and reliable operations.”

Papa also recently assumed the solo role as country manager of Dell Philippines following the departure of Ricky Lopez, former head of the enterprise segment of the company, who left his post to transfer to Microsoft Philippines.

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