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NEI, Maker of NEBS Servers, Develops Portfolio of Custom Dell PowerEdge Solutions
By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor
NEI, a provider of application platforms and lifecycle support services, as well as carrier-grade NEBS servers, unveiled a portfolio of customized Dell PowerEdge solutions for the telecommunications market.
The company said that it designed and built the Dell (News - Alert) solutions to address the availability and performance requirements of the telecommunications market, and also to achieve greater energy efficiency.
Jeff Hudgins, vice president of marketing for NEI, said that NEI has been working closely with Dell to support its expanding footprint in the telecommunications market.
NEI is able to provide unique value by extending the PowerEdge platforms to position them to meet the demanding high-reliability, battery back-up and NEBS requirements of server farms and telecommunications central office environments, according to Hudgins.
“The Dell-NEI technical cooperation has allowed Dell to focus on the ongoing development of its advanced platform suite while expanding its available market and shortening the time to delivery of competitive -48 volt solutions,” Hudgins said.
Tapping NEI, Dell is providing the design, integration, manufacturing and regulatory testing services for its new telecommunications offerings.
The portfolio of NEI-manufactured Dell-based solutions includes E-2710, a Dell PowerEdge R710 platform modified for DC-power operation; and S-2510, a DC-powered version of Dell’s R-510 2U storage platform.
Additionally, the open-standard E-2710 delivers the speed, computing power and flexibility the market demands for green-compliant data center and carrier-class central office technologies.
S-2510 is useful for mission-critical security, storage, networking and communications applications. Company officials said that with storage scalable up to 24 TB, redundant AC or DC power and up to four PCIe slots, this open-standard is ideal for applications that require high performance, expansion and storage coupled with efficient power consumption.
Moreover, the S-2510 also uses Intel’s Xeon 5600 series processors in combination with power optimization technologies to achieve greater energy efficiency than previous generations.
Additionally, N-2710, a DC-powered NEBS Level 3 certified carrier-grade rack mount server, provides dual socket support for Intel Xeon 5600 Series Processors. In addition, it combines high performance with power efficiency to deliver improved performance-per-watt over previous generation rack-mount servers.
Earlier this month, NEI announced record revenues of $61.6 million in the third fiscal quarter of 2010.
Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri