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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… 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… 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… more»

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

The price tag on the M630 can easily be compared to that of most beefy rack mounts out there. And that with very little internal storage. If the aim is raw processing… more»

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

I have used IBM blade chassis before. The change to Dell at the time was more a financial one - one that I now fully support from a technical perspective.

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Having used predecessors like the M610 and M620 over the years, refreshing with M630s was the obvious choice.

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