(Gawkwire.com) The Planet announced the availability of the Dell PowerEdge R710 server, equipped with the Intel® Xeon® X5600 series processor. The new server is now the most powerful server in the company’s fleet. The next-generation processor, built on the new Westmere microarchitecture, offers significantly enriched performance and security. Built with six cores, the new 32 nanometer processor operates at speeds up to 2.80GHz, with 12MB of cache, a 1333MHz memory bus, and enabled with turbo- and hyper-threading.
The new processor also delivers two new security features – Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) and Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT). These new technologies enable faster encryption and decryption performance for more secure transactions and virtualized environments.
The new server is available today exclusively on The Planet’s Virtual Rack platform, which allows customers to effortlessly scale computing capacity within their hosting environment without long-term commitments.
“Our customers require performance, security and server density, and the new Intel processor delivers across the board,” said Todd Mitchell, general manager for Dedicated Hosting and Global Services. “This high-performance server offers hardware acceleration for virtualization and cloud instances, and improved security through Intel’s AES-NI and TXT technologies. It also improves the economics of multi-tenant environments such as cloud and virtualization, as well as Web hosting services.”
Every server from The Plant comes bundled with Symantec Endpoint Protection — business-class antivirus software — along with 10GB of Storage Cloud, the company’s robust cloud storage solution. Customers also receive the Parallels Small Business Panel for their hosting environments.
For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.theplanet.com.