Dell PowerEdge R930 servers promise more

Dell has launched its 13th generation PowerEdge servers including PowerEdge R930 enabling non-x86 customers to migrate from UNIX to Linux.

Main target will be enterprise applications such as in-memory databases, customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

These enterprise applications are shifting to x86 platforms for increased innovation, additional capabilities and lower total cost of ownership.

The x86 server market grew more than 600 percent since Dell first introduced the PowerEdge portfolio nearly 20 years ago, while the non-x86 market declined 70 percent between 2000 and 2013.

The non-x86 market presents a $9.1 billion addressable market in 2015. With the PowerEdge R930, along with Dell software and services, many of these non-x86 customers can migrate from UNIX to Linux with ease and move to a more innovative, future-ready data center.

Ameco Beijing has decided to migrate from RISC to x86 servers.

“By moving from IBM’s P-series UNIX systems to Dell’s PowerEdge R9-series servers we were able to reduce our total cost of ownership by nearly 50 percent, achieve 99.99 percent system availability and improve performance of systems running the SAP ERP application by 3.5 times,” said Gan Desheng, manager sub-division, Information Management, Ameco Beijing.

Dell India imageThe PowerEdge R930 rack server enables customers to maximize application performance with 22 percent better performance than its previous four-socket server on the industry ERP sales & distribution benchmark.

When paired with Dell Fluid Cache for SAN, organizations can further boost transactional performance and accommodate more virtual machines for increased productivity.

The PowerEdge R930 features Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product, 6TB of memory in 96 DIMMs, 24 internal hard drives and support for up to eight high performance PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs.

Dell PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs deliver ultra-high performance, front loading, hot pluggable 2.5-inch devices, providing up to 10 times more input /output operations per second (IOPS) over traditional SSDs.

Customers can leverage a mix of HDDs and SAS SSDs with SanDisk DAS Cache to reduce the price by 23 percent compared to an all SSD configuration while improving performance by 9 times of an all HDD configuration.

It reduces configuration time by up to 99 percent and reduce time on manual inventory by up to 91 percent. IT administrators can receive higher levels of automation and monitor and remediate data center situations from a hand-held device anywhere in the world.

“Dell servers are pushing the boundaries when it comes to accelerating application performance, powering workloads in any environment and simplifying systems management so that customers can focus on their business,” said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, general manager and vice president, Dell Server Solutions.

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