Dell, HPE launch servers aimed at SMBs

Dell and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise are trying to court smaller enterprises with servers that promise to be easier to manage.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

Dell and Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Wednesday rolled out servers designed to cater to small and mid-sized companies.

Both hardware vendors are aiming to entice smaller enterprises to buy entry level rack and tower servers and then ultimately trade up. The wild card is whether smaller businesses will simply go cloud first in the future.

Dell added new servers to its PowerEdge 13th generation systems that include the PowerEdge R330 and R230 for racks and PowerEdge T330 and T130 in the tower form factor. The T130 now includes Dell's OpenManage systems management tools for easier deployment.

Intel's latest Xeon processors are in the latest systems from Dell. The main takeaway from Dell's rollout is that it included more internal storage and memory slots for capacity. For instance the T130 has twice the memory capacity relative to its predecessor and the R230 has 00 percent more memory capacity.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) also launched new systems for SMBs and included the latest Intel Xeon processors. HPE's two systems for SMBs are available Dec. 1.

The ProLiant DL20 Gen9 is an entry level rack server with capabilities to be managed onsite and remotely. That system will start at $660. The ProLiant ML30 Gen9 is a standalone unit that'll start at $599. HPE is also adding integrated services to enable encryption as well as remote working arrangements.

HPE also launched a small business marketplace that will connect customers with partners for better price comparisons and availability.

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