With up to six hard drive bays, up to two Intel® Xeon™ processors (single-core or dual-core) supporting an 800MHz Front Side Bus and up to 16GB2 of DDR-2 memory, the PowerEdge 2850 server is designed for top-notch performance today and the ability to expand in the future. And it packs all of this into a space-conscious 2U chassis. Additionally, the system includes support for PCI Express™, the latest development in I/O throughput that helps your server keep pace with advances in I/O technologies. Plus, the PowerEdge 2850 server is designed to support expansion with Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology that supports both 32-bit and 64-bit applications enabling you to easily expand into 64-bit technology.
The PowerEdge 2850 server addresses the need for high availability in intense network applications. It features optional hot-plug redundant power supplies and standard hot-plug hard drives, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or 50 support for data redundancy, an optional internal tape drive for local data backup, Memory Mirroring and redundant Network Interface Controllers to keep your systems running while protecting your data. Additionally, support for high availability SCSI or fibre channel clustering provides flexible, scalable availability.
Manageability and Serviceability
Simple yet powerful management features, both local and remote, are key benefits of the PowerEdge 2850 server. PowerEdge 2850 includes a standard Baseboard Management Controller that is compliant with Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 1.5 so that you can manage your systems from anywhere, anytime with any management program that supports IPMI. The optional DRAC 4/I remote management card with continuous video monitoring, virtual floppy/CD access and Active Directory integration provides an additional level of manageability. Additionally, it shares common BIOS and drivers with PowerEdge 1850 and 2800 servers making it easy to perform software upgrades and maintenance while helping to reduce Total Cost of Ownership.