Dell Introduces New Server Powerhouse to Accelerate Most Demanding Enterprise Applications

Bangalore, India, May 6, 2015: Dell today announced an expansion of its 13th generation PowerEdge servers including the PowerEdge R930, Dell’s most powerful server specifically designed for the most demanding enterprise applications such as in-memory databases, customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Once the domain of UNIX systems, these enterprise applications are increasingly shifting to x86 platforms for increased innovation, additional capabilities and lower total cost of ownership.

“Dell servers are consistently pushing the boundaries when it comes to accelerating application performance, powering workloads in any environment and simplifying systems management so that customers can focus on their business,” said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, general manager and vice president, Dell Server Solutions. “The PowerEdge R930, our powerhouse server, and our entire four-socket server portfolio are the latest examples of how we’re providing our customers with the technology they need to address the business needs of today and tomorrow.”

Manish Gupta, Director, Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell India said “Enterprise applications today are pressed for better performance in organizations due to business demands, and data growth as a result of the forces of social, mobility, cloud and Big Data. The PowerEdge R930 has been developed with the aim of not just enabling customer to handle heavy enterprise application workloads that have arisen of new forces — but also enable them to deploy and configure it in lesser time. The device has compute at the core with flexibility to have more local storage with Up to 24 drives with optional up to 8 PCIe Express Flash drives.”

The global x86 server market has grown more than 600 percent since Dell first introduced the PowerEdge portfolio roughly 20 years ago, while the non-x86 market has been on a constant decline – shrinking 70 percent between 2000 and 2013. Even with the declines, the non-x86 market presents a $9.1 billion (USD) addressable market in 2015. With the PowerEdge R930, along with Dell software and services, many of these non-x86 customers can migrate from UNIX to Linux with ease and move to a more innovative, future-ready data center.

PowerEdge R930 built for performance, scalability, reliability and manageability

The PowerEdge R930 rack server can flexibly scale to optimize transactions and operations while reducing latency. It enables customers to:

  • Maximize application performance with 22 percent better performance than our previous world-record four-socket server on the industry ERP sales & distribution benchmark(2). When paired with Dell Fluid Cache for SAN, organizations can further boost transactional performance and accommodate more virtual machines for increased productivity.
  • Flexibly scale workloads by bringing storage closer to compute and leveraging industry-leading storage scalability and a large memory footprint. The PowerEdge R930 features the future Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families, 6TB of memory in 96 DIMMs, 24 internal hard drives and support for up to eight high performance PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs.
    • Dell was the first to ship NVMe PCIe SSDs and it’s now offering industry leading capacity with the new 3.2TB PCIe SSD.  Dell PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs deliver ultra-high performance, front loading, hot pluggable 2.5-inch devices, providing up to 10 times more input /output operations per second (IOPS) over traditional SSDs(3).
    • Customers can also leverage a mix of HDDs and SAS SSDs with SanDisk DAS Cache to reduce the price by 23 percent compared to an all SSD configuration while improving performance by 9 times of an all HDD configuration(4).
  • Protect mission-critical and data-intensive applications with built-in reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features, such as Dell’s exclusive Fault Resilient Memory.

Reduce configuration time by up to 99 percent and reduce time on manual inventory by up to 91 percent(5). IT administrators can also receive higher levels of automation and monitor and remediate data center situations from a hand-held device anywhere in the world with Dell’s recently updated OpenManage systems management portfolio.

Dell helps customers quickly deploy applications with pre-integrated and pre-engineered appliances

Organizations are increasingly turning to leading databases and analytics platforms such as Oracle 12c and SAP HANA running on Linux and x86 platforms. The PowerEdge R930 will serve as the hardware foundation for these appliances and integrated systems, helping customers speed time-to-value and maximize IT resource efficiency.

  • For customers who want to gain business insight in real-time by leveraging SAP HANA into their IT environment with little or no configuration, Dell offers Dell Engineered Solutions for SAP HANA. This appliance will be updated to include SAP HANA pre-integrated and pre-configured on Dell PowerEdge R930 servers to help customers deploy applications faster, scale up and down easier and better manage infrastructure and workload delivery.
  • For customers who are experiencing bottlenecks in OLTP performance, the Dell Acceleration Appliance for Databases (DAAD) built with Dell PowerEdge R930 servers will offer acceleration for any database infrastructure.
  • For customers who want a quick and simple path to standing up Oracle 12c, Dell is updating its Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Database with the PowerEdge R930.  This pre-engineered, pre-configured and pre-racked combination of DAAD and the PowerEdge R930 servers will help customers migrate to and accelerate current Oracle 12c environments. 

Dell expands four-socket server portfolio

Dell provides one of the most dense, scalable, manageable and flexible four-socket portfolios in the market. In addition to the PowerEdge R930 rack server, Dell is updating its PowerEdge VRTX and PowerEdge M1000e converged platforms, and introducing the PowerEdge FC830 and the PowerEdge M830 blade server as part of Dell’s 13th generation of PowerEdge servers.

The PowerEdge M830 and FC830 servers are designed to meet the performance needs for workloads in database, technical computing and virtualized environments while enabling the flexibility, scalability and manageability customers’ demand for the future-ready enterprise. The PowerEdge FC830 is a full-width, half-height four-socket server block for the PowerEdge FX architecture that helps organizations quickly configure complete workloads using modular building blocks of IT resources. The PowerEdge M830 blade server is a full height, four-socket blade server.

Both the PowerEdge FC830 and PowerEdge M830 feature the future Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 v3 product family and include Dell’s leading systems management capabilities.

Availability and Additional Information:

  • Additional information and availability will be shared when the future Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 and E5-4600 v3 product families are announced.
  • Dell’s full four-socket server portfolio will be sold direct and via channel partners.

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