"Dell's refresh of the higher-end of its PowerEdge portfolio is a solid strategy considering IDC research shows customers are looking to migrate more of their business critical applications to x86 servers", stated Jed Scaramella, research manager for IDC's Enterprise Platforms and Datacenter Trends. "The increased capacity and performance of these systems enable users to do more at an economical price. The ability to tackle some of the higher-end workloads in the data center will entice IT managers to consider wider adoption of x86 within their environment."
In the fourth quarter last year, Dell picked up significant market share in the four socket x86 rack server space, according to IDC. In part, this can be attributed to Dells time to market with the latest technology. By providing IT platforms that can help accelerate virtualization, enable greater IT consolidation while supporting mission-critical business and database applications, Dell is driving x86 server customer adoption.
Dell's latest generation of "powerhouse" servers give customers the performance, reliability and memory scalability they need to run mission critical applications. The company has invested heavily in its four socket PowerEdge server portfolio in the past two years bringing the total to six systems, three of which are based on Intel's latest "Westmere-EX" Xeon E7 series processors including:
In addition, these systems can offer customers substantial performance gains including:
Dell is also providing customers with a wide range of RISC migration services including workshops, readiness assessment, design, transition and implementation. These services can help customers obtain a better ROI by examining ways to reduce system maintenance, software licensing, staffing and energy usage costs with a migration from RISC/UNIX to Dell's PowerEdge solutions.
"Over the past two years Dell has invested heavily in our four socket offerings resulting in data centre workhorse systems that can provide the peace of mind that CIOs and IT directors are looking for", stated Sally Stevens, vice president, Server Platform Marketing, Dell. "We've established our credibility in the server market by putting the needs of our customer first. These latest offerings continue to put more computing power into the hands of our customers without limiting choice and flexibility."