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Dell unveiled the PowerEdge 6950 and PowerEdge SC1435 along with the
integration of Dell OpenManage(TM) and Oracle Enterprise Manager at a press
conference at Oracle OpenWorld.
The Dell PowerEdge 6950 is a four-socket server designed for demanding
enterprise applications such as database, server consolidation, virtualization
and migration from costly RISC-based systems.
The PowerEdge SC1435 is a two-socket, rack-dense server optimized for
high-performance compute clusters, distributed Web serving and small- to
medium-sized businesses that require leading price-performance ratio and energy
conservation features.
Available now worldwide, the PowerEdge 6950 and PowerEdge SC1435 with dual-core,
next-generation AMD Opteron processors are priced from $ 6,499 and $ 1,299,
respectively.

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Dell today announced two PowerEdge(TM) servers featuring AMD Opteron(TM)
processors as part of Dell’s commitment to leadership in price-performance,
performance per watt and reducing complexity in customers’ server environments.

The company unveiled the PowerEdge 6950 and PowerEdge SC1435 along with the
integration of Dell OpenManage(TM) and Oracle Enterprise Manager at a press
conference at Oracle OpenWorld.

The Dell PowerEdge 6950 is a four-socket server designed for demanding
enterprise applications such as database, server consolidation, virtualization
and migration from costly RISC-based systems. Featuring AMD Opteron processors,
the PowerEdge 6950 can deliver industry leading performance(1), eclipsing
performance levels of conventional four-socket servers and consumes up to 20
percent less power than previous-generation four-socket PowerEdge servers(2).

The PowerEdge SC1435 is a two-socket, rack-dense server optimized for
high-performance compute clusters, distributed Web serving and small- to
medium-sized businesses that require leading price-performance ratio and energy
conservation features. The AMD Opteron processor-based PowerEdge SC1435 can
deliver performance gains of up to 128 percent(3) and performance-per-watt
improvements of up to 138 percent(4).

"The PowerEdge 6950 and PowerEdge SC1435 continue Dell’s unwavering commitment
to meet customer needs and lead the industry in price-performance and
performance per watt," said Brad Anderson, senior vice president, Dell Product
Group. "These servers – combined with the integration of Dell OpenManage with
Oracle applications to simplify the deployment, management and monitoring of
Oracle applications – deliver the solutions our customers need to reduce
complexity in enterprise environments."

Marty Seyer, senior vice president of AMD’s Commercial Segment, noted Dell and
AMD’s vision to deliver uncompromising performance-per-watt choices and complete
solutions to Dell enterprise customers.

"AMD and Dell share a commitment to deliver system-wide innovation where it
matters most to customers," said Seyer. "By combining Dell’s world-class product
design, service and support with the performance-per-watt benefits of AMD
Opteron processors and open innovation platform enabled by the AMD Torrenza
initiative, customers have the right tools for addressing specific workload
needs and applications while reducing total cost of ownership."

Grid Management: Simplified

Dell and Oracle have integrated Dell OpenManage and Oracle Enterprise Manager to
offer an industry-first solution for simplified management of the Oracle
application infrastructure. The integration of these standards-based tools
enables customers to natively manage Dell PowerEdge servers within a single
management console familiar to Oracle database administrators.

By continuing its commitment to integrate its OpenManage product family with
partner solutions, Dell is delivering standards-based, enhanced management for
customers. This enables fast issue isolation and improved availability between
application and hardware, helps minimize training and use of multiple tools and
leverages existing IT investments for customers.

The integration of Dell OpenManage and Oracle Enterprise Manager includes
support for lifecycle management of Dell PowerEdge servers with features such
as:

  • System discovery, reporting and configuration
  • Managing server hardware health
  • Cross-platform system event notification
  • Event-driven policy execution
  • Dell PowerEdge – Excellence in Performance and Performance per Watt

The new servers complement Dell’s ninth-generation PowerEdge servers
introduced earlier this year, delivering the most comprehensive technology and
design enhancements ever to the widely installed product line. Enhancements
include:

  • Industry-first programmable LCD that enables quick and easy visual
    diagnosis of server faults
  • Individually labeled hard drives that provide quick identification of the
    technology, capacity and speed
  • Standardized color coding and cabling that help make PowerEdge servers
    easier to manage and service today and with future generations
  • Draw-latch design for tool-less access to server components
  • ImageWatch(TM), a Dell service that helps customers proactively manage the
    number of changes to system images, available in a block-release format
    further helping to reduce the number of image changes a customer has to
    manage.
  • SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) hard drives for fast, reliable data
    transmission and minimized thermal output
  • TCP/IP Offload Engine, which helps reduce traffic on a host processor to
    enhance system performance
  • Enhanced virtualization technology for improved performance, management
    and utilization in virtualized workloads such as VMware ESX, Microsoft Virtual
    Server or Xen
  • PCI-Express I/O, which delivers high-performance Ethernet, RAID,
    InfiniBand and Fibre Channel interconnect while providing investment
    protection for future technologies
  • Dell Platinum Plus Delivers Complete Enterprise Solutions, Enables
    Extended Uptime

Customers buying Dell’s newest PowerEdge servers can also benefit from
Platinum Plus Enterprise Support, Dell’s highest level of enterprise support.
Platinum Plus provides reliability and global consistency for customers with
business-critical needs. It includes the industry’s first Operations Performance
Benchmarking feature, a patent-pending methodology that allows customers to
routinely compare critical IT performance metrics to historical results and
similarly configured environments.

Platinum Plus also includes the Enterprise Command Center Real-Time Tracking
Window, a Web-enabled feature to provide a virtual Enterprise Command Center to
follow ongoing support activities.

Platinum Plus is the culmination of a more than $ 200 million investment in
enterprise support over the past several years. In addition to Platinum Plus,
Dell offers Gold, Silver and Basic levels of enterprise support. For more
information, visit www.dell.com/services.

Pricing and Availability

Available now worldwide, the PowerEdge 6950 and PowerEdge SC1435 with dual-core,
next-generation AMD Opteron processors are priced from $ 6,499 and $ 1,299,
respectively.