Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers Review

A perfect and stable solution with reconstructive compatibility

What is our primary use case?

I use Dell R740 servers series as the main compute server to host IT workloads.

It's an excellent choice and it's integrated well with Dell-VMWare virtualization OS (ESXi).

How has it helped my organization?

Dell R series are very good engineered servers. Reliability and durability are the key to choose this product. This is a cornerstone to build a highly available IT system.

What is most valuable?

The reconstructive compatibility with VMware ESXi is the most valuable.

What needs improvement?

The only thing that could be improved is documentation. The product is highly customizable with a lot of options for each component. These options are not easily understood. It would be great to offer more user-friendly interface/Documentation to build up the system. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We can scale it by adding nodes, but some software and licenses are required for that. We have around 60 users using it on a daily basis

How are customer service and technical support?

I never contacted them. We are usually able to resolve any issues within the company.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Yes, I installed and administered HP Proliant servers. It was a good product in my experience.

I switched because we got a competitive price.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We have three team members for its deployment and regular maintenance.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's easy to install and configure with suitable server administrator.

iDrac management solution is included with the server. It provides suitable zero-cost solution for monitoring and managing your hardware.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes we evaluate all possible alternatives like:

HP and Lenovo

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution for rack servers. It is perfect.

I would rate Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers an nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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