FX Architecture Solutions

PowerEdge FX Architecture: Scaling business performance without compromise.

An adaptable IT infrastructure is critical in helping enterprises keep pace with advances in computing technology. The Dell EMC PowerEdge FX converged architecture provides a flexible, modular platform that can be easily customized to match the requirements of specific data center and multi-cloud workloads.

Scalable Architecture

To address the challenges introduced by the latest computing trends as well as to reduce reliance on legacy, siloed equipment and operations, the PowerEdge FX converged architecture is designed to give enterprises the flexibility to tailor their IT infrastructure to specific workloads — and the ability to scale and adapt that infrastructure as needs change over time with zero-growth form-factor options. PowerEdge FX helps deliver the agility, flexibility and secure foundation that businesses need to simplify their operations and increase their business results.

Innovative Modular Design

The PowerEdge FX architecture is based on a modular, concept that makes it easy for enterprises to focus processing resources precisely where they are needed.

 

This concept is realized through the PowerEdge FX2 chassis, the foundation of the FX architecture. The FX2 is a 2U platform that combines the density and

efficiencies of blades with the simplicity and cost advantages of rack-based systems. The FX2 hosts flexible blocks of server and storage resources while providing

outstanding efficiencies through shared power, networking, I/O and management within the chassis itself. Although each server block has some local storage, the

FX architecture allows servers to access multiple types of storage, such as a centralized storage area network (SAN) or direct-attached storage (DAS) in FX storage blocks.

Software-defined storage environments including VMware vSAN can readily benefit with the FX2 high-density storage elements.

 

The PowerEdge FX architecture lets data centers easily support an IT-as-a-service approach because it is specifically designed to fit the scale-out model that this approach embraces. In data centers of all sizes, deployments incorporating the FX architecture are designed to be right-sized, efficient and cost effective.

4 x FC640 – Up to 224
Cores/6TB Memory,

2 x M.2 RAID 1/8 x

2.5”/FN I/0 Modules

Performance virtualization,
HPC (no low latency requirement), database – SAN, private clouds, SaaS/IaaS (Enterprise).

3 x FC640 +

1 x FD332
(Up to 16 x 2.5”

SATA/SAS)

Virtualization environment,
more VM’s and additional
DAS options.

2 x FC640 +

2 x FD332
(Up to 32 x 2.5”

SATA/SAS)

SDS – vSAN,
Hadoop clusters
and database.

1 x FC640 +

3 x FD332
(Up to 48 x 2.5”

SATA/SAS)

Dense direct
attached storage,
PowerFlex – DIY.

2 x FC830 + 1 x FX2S
(Up to 96 DIMMs, scales

up to 176 cores, 32

drives of storage)

Highly scalable,
database
driven server.

2 x FC830 +

2 x FD332
(Up to 32 x 2.5”

SATA/SAS)

SDS – vSAN,
Hadoop clusters
and database.

FX2S Dense Compute Bundles


Dell PowerEdge FX2S +

2 x FC830 Servers

144 Cores in a 2U Rack Solution

Dell PowerEdge FX2s 2U Modular Chassis

CMC Controller w/ 8GB Flex Address SD Card

2 x 1Gbe Pass Through Modules

2 x 1600W Hot Swap Redundant Power

Ready Rail Kit

90 Day Limited xByte Warranty*

 

2 x FC830 Modular Servers configured with:

4 x E5-4667v4 2.2GHz/45MB 18-Core CPUs

Up to 48 DIMMs

H730 MiniBlade RAID Controller

Up to 8 x 2.5 Hot Swap HDDs/SSDs

Broadcom 5720 Quad Port 1GB bNDC

4 x PCIe Slots

90 Day Limited xByte Warranty*

This Configuration Starting at: $4,999

* Warranty upgradeable up to 3yrs w/ xByte ServAssist

Dell PowerEdge FX2S +

FC830 + 2 x FD332

72 Cores w/ 40x Drives in a 2U Solution

Dell PowerEdge FX2s 2U Modular Chassis

CMC Controller w/ 8GB Flex Address SD Card

2 x 1Gbe Pass Through Modules

2 x 1600W Hot Swap Redundant Power

Ready Rail Kit

90 Day Limited xByte Warranty*

 

1 x FC830 Modular Servers configured with:

4 x E5-4667v4 2.2GHz/45MB 18-Core CPUs

Up to 48 DIMMs

H730 MiniBlade RAID Controller

Up to 8 x 2.5 Hot Swap HDDs/SSDs

Broadcom 5720 Quad Port 1GB bNDC

4 x PCIe Slots

90 Day Limited xByte Warranty*

 

2 x FD332 Storage Modules configured with:

16 x 2.5" Hot Swap HDDs/SSDs

1x Dell PERC FD33xS RAID Enablement Upgrade For Single Controller

90 Day Limited xByte Warranty*

This Configuration Starting at: $3,999

* Warranty upgradeable up to 3yrs w/ xByte ServAssist

Flexible Configurations, More Choices

The FX architecture includes the following server nodes and storage block:

Dell PowerEdge FX Chassis

Sled Options: 4 half-width, 8 1/4-width or 2 full-width sleds
Ports: 1GbE or 10GbE pass through, or FN I/O Aggregators 
Remote: Chassis Management controller with iDRAC
Power: 1600W, 2000W, or 2400W


Dell PowerEdge FC640 Sled Server

CPU(s): Up to 2 x Intel Xeon SP Multi Core
Memory: 16 DIMM Slots (Max 2TB)
HDD: 2.5" Hot Swap SAS, SATA & Near Line SAS, NVMe SSD

Dell PowerEdge FD332 Storage Sled

HDD: 2.5" Hot Swap SAS, Near Line SAS and SSD
HDD Capacity: 16
Controller: Single or Dual Storage Controllers that

support HBA or RAID modes 12Gbps


Dell PowerEdge FC630 Sled Server

CPU(s): 2 x Intel E5-26xx Multi-Core
Memory: 24 DIMM Slots (Max 1.5TB)
HDD: 2.5" Hot Swap SAS, SATA & Near Line SAS

Dell PowerEdge FC830 Sled Server

CPU(s): Up to 4 x Intel E5-4600 v4 Multi Core 
Memory: 48 DIMM Slots (Max 3TB)
HDD: 2.5" Hot Swap SAS, SATA and Near Line SAS, 1.8" SSD/uSATA MLC


Dell PowerEdge FC430 Sled Server

CPU(s): 2 x Intel E5-26xx Multi-Core
Memory: 8 DIMM Slots (Max 512GB)
HDD: 1.8" SSD/uSATA MLC