Dell and data center cooling specialist Liebert have announced that they are forming a relationship that will move Dell once step deeper into the data center integration business. Now they’ll be able to sell you the box, and keep it cool.
The Dell-Liebert Energy Smart Solution combines Dell’s innovative PowerEdge Energy Smart servers with Liebert XD supplemental cooling technology and Liebert DSroom cooling systems to deliver up to 80 percent in systems performance increase and up to 42 percent reduction in facility power required compared to prior generations of Dell servers.
…Dell is designing new Energy Smart Services to complement Dell-Liebert Energy Smart Solutions. These services will help customers identify power and cooling inefficiencies, assess datacenter infrastructure and systems capacities, develop recommendations for improvements to optimize computing capacity, reclaim data center space and reduce energy usage. This holistic, simplified approach to designing and optimizing standards-based IT infrastructures will enable customers to take advantage of proven, end-to-end solutions for today’s most pressing datacenter energy issues while planning for future business growth.
This move fits right in with the move Dell made in May to start focusing on the entire datacenter, rather than just the machine that goes in it. This strategy reflects a realization that many of the customers that Dell wants to woo — enterprise HPC customers with no significant prior experience — need help getting past the major pain points of system installation and management.