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Real User
Senior Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 01 2016

What is most valuable?

Fitting 40 logical cores and 400GB of RAM into one half-height blade allows me to achieve the density in a cloud environment I aim for. What's more is it handles workloads of 25 VMs and more without any noticeable penalty performance-wise.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The density achieved by the M630 while maintaining good performance allowed us to cut our hardware footprint by more than half. This makes for a huge cost saving, not only for hardware to maintain and rack space rental costs, but also reduces... more»

What needs improvement?

For a half-height blade, Dell did well with this one, not leaving much room for improvement. The ever-increasing boot time due to ever-increasing POST checks with every new generation makes maintenance tasks somewhat of a headache. That and... more»
Real User
Principal Architect - Virtual, Storage and Networking infrastructure at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 28 2016

What do you think of Dell PowerEdge M?

Valuable Features Density Cost Feature set Manageability • Improvements to My Organization The low cost and high density of the solution has allowed us to place more compute assets per data center rack and increase our virtual machine count. Our customers rent VMs and compute space from us via a traditional IaaS model. The more VMs and the more compute per rack, the better. • Room for Improvement I would like to see a broader range of chassis networking options. Cisco was an option at one time and then not. I am not sure if they are again. • Use of Solution I have used it for 3+ years. • Stability Issues I have not encountered any stability issues. Our only issues with the solution have revolved around firmware interoperability between networking firmware and...
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Consultant
Nov 21 2017

What do you think of Dell PowerEdge M?

Valuable Features Faster deployment Efficiency Scalability Reliability Simplified management • Improvements to My Organization It has reduced complexity. Therefore, it is easy to manage by an administrator and we can spend valuable time on other IT issues. • Room for Improvement More interconnections with third party equipment and limited I/O selection. • Use of Solution Two years. • Stability Issues No, we have not. • Scalability Issues No, we have not. • Customer Service and Technical Support Good and knowledgeable. • Previous Solutions Previously, HPE and IBM solutions, but Dell's are more budget friendly. • Initial Setup It was budget friendly. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing You will get your value for your money. • Other...

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What is Dell PowerEdge M?

The Dell PowerEdge M-Series blade servers address the challenges of an evolving IT environment by delivering leading enterprise classfeatures and functionality. The M-Series delivers a unique array of options configured to meet the needs of your IT environment both now and in the future.

  • Multiple blade form-factor choices.
  • Long life cycle providing better life cycle management and improved TCO.
  • Modular I/O switches for future scalability.
  • Breakthrough fan technologies for reduction in power consumption.
  • Configuration management via chassis management controller.
  • Persistent MAC/WWN/iSCSI addresses in a switch-agnostic environment.
Dell PowerEdge M customers

Newport City Homes, Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC), Georgian College, AgreeYa Solutions, IIHT Cloud Solutions, Arizona State University, AudienceScience, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Holy Cross School

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