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Dell Launches Virtualization-Optimized Servers

The PowerEdge R805 and R905 are available with either VMware ESXi 3.5 or Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition hypervisors preinstalled.

Dell on Wednesday launched two servers optimized for virtualization.

The PowerEdge R805 and R905 are available with either VMware ESXi 3.5 or Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition hypervisors preinstalled. In addition, the R805 has twice the memory and input/output capacity of Dell's previous generation two-socket servers.

Both servers are available worldwide. Starting prices are $3,049 for the R805 and $6,499 for the R905.

Besides the new products, Dell plans to offer in the coming weeks the same VMware and Citrix hypervisors preinstalled in the PowerEdge 2950, R900, R1950, and R2900 and the M600 and M605 blade servers. Dell has also updated its online tools with more options for customers configuring servers for virtualization deployments.

In broadening its virtualization-related offerings, Dell also started selling its EqualLogic storage arrays with VMware Site Recovery Manager for data protection and disaster recovery. Dell has added the new features to its EqualLogic storage virtualization technology without raising the price.

Finally, Dell is offering more consulting services for any size company looking to upgrade, expand, or implement a virtualization environment. Virtualization is one of the hottest trends in IT today. The technology makes it possible to run multiple business applications on different platforms within the same server. The consolidation makes better use of the machine's processing power, and reduces the need to buy more servers.

Dell is not the only computer maker optimizing its products for virtualization. Rival Hewlett-Packard started offering in March ProLiant servers with Citrix and VMware hypervisors, a kind of mini operating system used in running business applications on separate virtual machines. HP said it also would offer ProLiant and BladeSystem servers with Microsoft's Hyper-V Server software, which is set to ship in August.

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