Review: Dell PowerEdge VRTX Is Fast And Versatile


Server Innovation

Dell continues to prove itself as an innovator in server technologies. For the third year running, the company has found itself the recipient of the CRN Test Center's Product of the Year for enterprise servers. In 2011, the PowerEdge C6145 caught our attention with its 96-Opteron cores in a two-node, 2U design. Last year, the company's PowerEdge 720xd blew away what had been the competition for our Top 10 Servers of all time.

In 2013, Dell builds on the multi-node theme with the PowerEdge VRTX, a desktop data center capable of housing as many as four server nodes, 48 terabytes of storage and enterprise-grade network switching in a single cabinet or 5U rack enclosure.

Here's a closer look at Dell's latest, the PowerEdge VRTX.