Dell Enables Customers to Maximise Performance of Enterprise Applications and Core Business Workloads with Dell PowerEdge Four-Socket Servers

Sunday 12 June 2016

Dubai - MENA Herald: Dell today announced performance and capability updates to its PowerEdge 13th generation four-socket server portfolio, which is engineered for any enterprise customers from large scale server deployments to solutions requirements for remote and branch offices. Designed to optimise performance for big data and real-time analytics and dense virtualization deployments the updated the Dell PowerEdge servers enable the flexibility, scalability and manageability of customers’ demand for the future-ready enterprise.

“Customers today are looking for highly virtualized data centers that can easily manage evolving workloads; this coupled with a growing demand for big data analytics will drive the growth of the four-socket server market,” said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, general manager and vice president, Dell Server Solutions. “Dell’s customer-inspired four-socket servers are designed to offer world-class performance that accelerate core enterprise application performance while increasing density and workload consolidation.”

Greater flexibility and scalability with the new Dell PowerEdge R830
The Dell PowerEdge R830 is a foundational four-socket rack server designed for database applications, scale-out virtualization and VDI environments. With a 2U rack server form factor it is ideal for mainstream and mid-market customers standardised on a rack form factor. The Dell PowerEdge four-socket server portfolio is now the company’s most comprehensive with the addition of the PowerEdge R830 featuring Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v4 product family.

With four processors and up to 48 DIMMS the Dell PowerEdge R830 provides:
An optimum combination of scalability, flexibility and density for both scale-out virtualization deployments as well as VDI deployments
A great balance across compute, memory and overall cost for customers running computational or transactional Microsoft SQL or Oracle databases standardised on rack form factors

This four-socket extension of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family gives customers more options and greater flexibility for scaling their infrastructure and growing business in a hardware-enhanced security environment.

Intensive workload optimisation to drive faster business results with the Dell PowerEdge R930
In addition to the improvements to the Dell PowerEdge R830, FC830 and M830, Dell refreshed its 4-Socket PowerEdge R930 flagship server. Shipping today and utilising the power and unique hardware-enhanced capabilities of the new Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800 v4 family like Intel® Run Sure Technology, the Dell PowerEdge R930 server helps customers quickly deploy database intensive applications, easily scale up and better manage infrastructure and mission-critical workload delivery.

The Dell PowerEdge R930 enables customers with:
Industry-leading in-memory database performance: The Dell PowerEdge R930 with Intel® Xeon® E7-8890 V4 processors recently set three new world-record benchmarks:
A world-record result on the standard benchmark for the SAP HANA® platform, SAP BW advanced mixed load (BW-AML) with 2 billion records. This new record is a 24.77 percent improvement over the previous 4-socket world record, which was set by the Dell PowerEdge R930 with E7v3 processors
A world-record result on the standard benchmark for SAP HANA® platform, SAP BW advanced mixed load (BW-AML) with 4 billion records. This new world record is a 23.06 percent improvement over the previous 4-socket world record, which was set by the Dell PowerEdge R930 with E7v3 processors
A new world record result on the SAP sales and distribution (SD) standard application benchmark. This new world record is a 33.09 percent increase over the previous 4-socket world record, which was set by the Dell PowerEdge R930 with E7v3 processors
Optimised data base performance: The Dell PowerEdge R930 with MSFT SQL Server 2016, as well as its built-in high performing data warehouse, have the processing power required for virtualization and memory-intensive application workloads for database. The Dell PowerEdge R930 with the Dell Compellent SC9000 All Flash Array, MS SQL Server 2016 data-warehousing and Emulex’s latest fiber channel 16G Gen 6 delivered 99.4 percent greater storage throughput and 44 percent faster IOPs than the legacy Emulex 8G Gen 5 fiber channel solutionIV

Dell PowerEdge modular four-socket servers
Dell’s four-socket server portfolio is engineered to provide customers with platform choice to best support their data center density, scalability, manageability and flexibility needs. In addition to the Dell PowerEdge R930 and R830 rack servers, Dell is updating its PowerEdge FX2 and PowerEdge M1000e converged platforms with the Dell PowerEdge FC830 and the Dell PowerEdge M830 blade servers featuring the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v4 family.

The Dell PowerEdge FC830 is a full-width, four-socket compute node for the Dell PowerEdge FX architecture that helps organisations quickly configure complete workloads using modular building blocks of IT resources. This converged platform provides twice the four-socket density of any solution in the industry, making it ideal for Oracle RAC or dense four-socket deploymentsV.

The Dell PowerEdge M830 blade server is a full-height, four-socket blade server that offers maximised data-center consolidation delivering vast amounts of compute.

Customer and Partner quotes:

“While looking for a suitable infrastructure partner for ERP solutions on SAP HANA, we decided to engage with Dell to understand their offerings as a market leader in the space. We were impressed by the flexibility and ease of deployment of Dell’s server, storage and networking architecture. Our requirement was holistic – we needed a compact, flexible & scalable SAP Infrastructure coupled with a solution provider known for ‘Service Excellence’. We chose Dell as our preferred infrastructure partner and we are confident that we made the right decision.” - Milan Khurana, CHRO, Prestige Constructions

“As a channel partner, we are constantly looking at offering customers technology solutions that address their data center needs to help drive business impact.” said Dell Premier Partner Jason Myers, Regional Vice President – Southwest Region, FusionStorm. “Dell’s four-socket server solutions deliver faster performance, quicker access to real-time insights and extreme flexibility to scale up and scale out infrastructure. With this technology investment customers can future-proof their data centers.”

“The Intel® Xeon® processors E7-8800 v4 family offers industry leading performance, new hardware enhanced security capabilities, a broad range of advanced reliability features and leading per-socket memory capacity. These servers tackle the most data-demanding mission critical workloads and enable our customers to gain rapid actionable insights from massive data sets” said Lisa Spelman, vice president and general manager of Intel Xeon Products and Data Center Marketing Group.

Availability and additional Information:
The Dell PowerEdge R930, 4S/4U rack sever is available today, with the Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800 v4 family. The Dell PowerEdge R830 rack server and Dell PowerEdge FC830 and M830 blade servers will be aligned to Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v4 availability later in June.

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