Dell PowerEdge M Overview

Dell PowerEdge M is the #4 ranked solution in our list of top Blade Servers. It is most often compared to HPE Synergy: Dell PowerEdge M vs HPE Synergy

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.
Buyer's Guide

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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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Partners with 1-10 employees
Consultant
It reduces complexity and is easy to manage by an administrator

Pros and Cons

  • "It is easy to manage by an administrator and we can spend valuable time on other IT issues."
  • "More interconnections with third party equipment and limited I/O selection."

What other advice do I have?

Look for a good product and technology to go with. Something reliable and solves problems.
Principal Architect - Virtual, Storage and Networking infrastructure at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
It offers high density and low cost. It is easy to manage.

What other advice do I have?

It’s a solid solution. I recommend it. But in today’s always-on environments and virtual deployments in redundant designs, used hardware is not a bad option. We have quotes on the table for fully populated chassis with 16 blade servers and 4 MXL switches for around $40,000. Compared to about $9k for a single new blade. Given that today’s blades are higher density with newer processors, 1-2 year-old equipment is still a valid solution for our needs.
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Senior Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
I can fit 40 logical cores and 400GB of RAM into one half-height blade. That allows me to achieve my desired density in a cloud environment.

What other advice do I have?

When increasing the core count of the CPU when requesting a quote, be wary of the big jumps in price going from an 8-core CPU to 10-core or more etc. Dell doesn't give a price per component breakdown on their quotes. Getting two quotes for the same blade where only the CPUs differ will clearly indicate the huge price they associate per core.