Dell launches R920 high-end server

Summary:The PowerEdge R920 is Dell's high-end server that's often used as a way to handle workloads that often aren't virtualized over reliability concerns.

Dell on Tuesday launched its PowerEdge R920 server that's designed for workhorse applications such as enterprise resource planning, e-commerce and a wide-range of databases.

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The PowerEdge is Dell's high-end server that's often used as a way to handle workloads that often aren't virtualized over reliability concerns.

Brian Payne, executive director of Dell Server Solutions, noted that the PowerEdge R920 is also used for virtualization ships too, but the server highlights how "not all applications are ideal for a virtualized use case."

The 4-socket 4U server is built on Intel's new E7 processors and aims to deliver the same performance as the previous generation 8-socket server. Dell outlined the following additions to the R920 to boost performance:

  • Storage and data access: The R920 has 8 PCIe Express Flash drives, a H730P PowerEdge RAID controller that doubles cache size and the ability to maximize performance based on the available solid state drives. 
  • Memory: The server has up to 6 TB of memory and up to 24 local storage drives. 
  • Fault resilient memory and Intel's Run Sure technology along with Dell's AppAssure software to bolster continuity.

Topics: Servers, Data Centers, Dell

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