Dell PowerEdge R710 – Virtualization Powerhouse

Every time I come across Dell PowerEdge servers, I always remember this fleeting memories with Dell PowerEdge way back in 2005. It was a side project back then and we purchased a Dell PowerEdge server only to refund it later because the business partner backed out. If the business partner didn\’t back out it\’s possible that we are still running that same server until now.

All of that was done remotely but if you are interested to buy one here in the Philippines, you\’re in luck because Dell PowerEdge R710 is  now available locally.

Dell PowerEdge R710 has enhanced virtualization capabilities, improved energy efficiency and innovative system management tools. If you are familiar with the naming convention, you\’ll know immediately what R710 offers. R means that it is rack-mountable, 7 means it has 2 sockets, 1 for Generation 11, and 0 means it has Intel processor.

Instead of regurgitating the product specs, I will just link the product brochure here.

For some reason Dell makes this seemingly normal rack-mountable server look sexy and masculine. Just look at the picture!


Here is the press-release from MSI-ECS, the local distributor of R710.

Dell Introduces a Virtualization Powerhouse

The Dell™ PowerEdge™ R710 rack server is designed to be the building block of today’s virtualized enterprise. Engineered in response to input from IT professionals, it is the next-generation 2U rack server created to address any virtualized business application efficiently. The R710 features the high-performing Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series, a large memory capacity and I/O (input/output) bandwidth, and streamlined deployment with hypervisors from VMware®, Citrix® and Microsoft®, which help build a foundation for virtualization.

Virtualized I/O-intensive applications require a large pool of resources that scale effectively. IT managers must balance performance while trying to maintain current power envelopes. The Dell end-to-end solutions help customers build an efficient enterprise.

Reduce operating costs and energy usage with Dell Active Power Controller and with Intel Intelligent Power Technology, which proactively put your server into lower power states when demand decreases. Control cost without sacrificing performance — with industry-standard, efficient enterprise solutions from Dell.

Dell™ PowerEdge™ R710 is distributed by MSI-ECS. For product information and availability, please contact Kat Cac at [email protected] or +63-2688-3906.

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Dell Vostro 3450 Laptop

If you want a solid notebook for everyday work, Dell Vostro 3450 is one of the most suitable laptop that I can recommend. It weighs about 2.28kg and the battery life is reasonable as it can last about 3 hours with a mix of browsing the web, streaming music and doing some Word documents on wireless connection.

What I really like about Dell Vostro 3450 is its AMD switchable graphics because it helps prolong the battery life while still run decent games and applications demanding a dedicated graphics card. It can run Sims 3 at high settings and StarCraft 2 runs just fine at medium settings. You won\’t be able enjoy Battlefield 3 with this laptop but I think you already know that. Overall, this a good work device.


Read the local press release below.

Work virtually anywhere, anytime with Dell Vostro 3450

Specially designed for small business, the durable, portable Vostro™ 3450 laptop helps you stay connected and in control, with style and confidence. With its 14\” screen, you get the mobile productivity your business demands, without sacrificing the power you need.

Users can experience a noticeable smooth multitasking and lightning-fast performance with DDR3 memory and Intel® 2nd-generation Core™ processor with an upgrade to Windows® 7 Professional operating system. Outfitted with AMD Switchable Graphics technology, the Dell Vostro 3450 automatically switches to the Intel integrated HD graphics—helping deliver more performance on a single battery charge. For added productivity, it comes with two USB 3.0 ports enabling data transfers at up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0. Your Vostro laptop also includes Bluetooth® 3.0, which transfers at up to 24 Mbps, allowing you to move large files in a jiffy.

And when you need to collaborate from the road, Dell Vostro 3450 feature an HD webcam, digital array microphones to reduce background noise, preinstalled Skype™ and SRS Premium Voice Pro software for state-of-the-art collaboration. With an optional backlit keyboard, 3450 is the ultimate productivity tool—day or night. It even comes with a fingerprint reader, Trend Micro virus protection and optional Absolute Lojack to track your laptop if it’s stolen to keep your data safe.

Dell Vostro 3450 is distributed by MSI-ECS. For product information and availability, please call 688-3181 or email [email protected]

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