Dell Unveils Server for Small Businesses
PowerEdge 1600SC comes with dual Xeon processors from Intel and a starting price of $999.Dell Computer Corp. on Monday rolled out a new server designed for small and mid-sized businesses and corporate workgroups that the company says offers high-end features at an entry-level price. The PowerEdge 1600SC comes with dual Xeon processors from Intel Corp. It includes up to 438GB of internal SCSI storage, six PCI slotsincluding two PCI-X slots and two legacy slotsand an embedded Ultra320 SCSI controller. The server also includes optional hot-plug redundant power supply and hot-plug hard drives, designed to enable users to bulk up performance and scalability as needed, said Russ Ray, senior product manager for PowerEdge servers.
The 1600SC also comes with a key option that will enable users to remotely manage the server, said Dell officials, in Round Rock, Texas. Users can control or diagnose the system with the Dell Remote Access Card III/XT, a feature that until now has only been found in the higher-end servers, said Ray. That capability is complemented by Dells OpenManage software, which enables users to maintain servers via a Web interface. The software also allows for easy installation and setup, according to Dell officials.