Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers Archived Reviews (More than two years old)

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Real User
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 13 2016

What is most valuable?

These servers have been real work-horses. Dell has done a nice job at including more management tools, with OpenManage and the likes. The DRAC Enterprise is an amazing feature, especially when managing decentralized server farms.

How has it helped my organization?

One of the main factors in helping efficacy is having like-branded servers, which have compatible tools. There are are more universal management tools out there, but they are generally pretty costly. The fact that the servers have generally… more»

What needs improvement?

Unfortunately, I am now more in the space of IaaS, so I am a little bit removed from that particular area. In my experience when I was actively using Dell's servers, they were always improving their hardware, and coming up with more… more»

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

Most of my experience has been with Dell servers, so I can't comment much on different solutions.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have worked very minimally with HP servers as well, which were also pretty good servers.
Chris Rodinis
Vice President at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Feb 23 2015

What do you think of Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers?

Valuable Features:

One valuable feature is the scalability to deploy thousands of desktops. 

Improvements to My Organization:

Ideal for database applications, large virtual infrastructures and other data intensive workloads.

Use of Solution:

Dell PowerEdge R920 4U Rack Server

Scalability Issues:

Here are more specs when considering scalability: The R920 12G Server is a four socket, 4U rack server that offers increased performance and expandability, boasting a 100% increase in IOPS performance (Input/Output Operations Per Second) over the previous-generation PowerEdge servers. Enhanced storage and compute density enables the R920 to run intensive mission critical applications for any midsized to large enterprise environment effortlessly.…

What is Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers?

PowerEdge R is available in three models and with the following advantages: Entry level is simple, entry level server ideal for businesses just migrating to server usage, advanced is offering more cache and speed, these servers offer more options for processors, expansion and virtualization, Premium create a dynamic infrastructure with flexible workloads from a complete virtualization platform.

Also known as
PowerEdge R
Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers customers

NxtGen Datacenter, Medien-Service Untermain (MSU), Exasol, IndigoVision, Dayco