Dell Launches New Servers to Stake out Green Data Center Turf

Dell Launches New Servers to Stake out Green Data Center Turf

Dell yesterday unveiled a new line of blade servers that target HP and IBM's server businesses, aiming to use less energy for more performance than offerings from those two companies.

Dell said its new M-Series PowerEdge blade servers consume as much as 19 percent less power and achieve up to 25 percent better performance per watt than some of HP's blade servers, and uses 12 percent less energy for 28 percent more performance per watt than an IBM line.

In addition to performance-per-watt improvements, Dell has made the new servers lead-free for those customers who are seeking to green their IT department while improving performance.

The servers will be available immediately, starting at $5,999, and individual blades priced at $1,849 to start.