Dell launches PowerEdge R930 server, eyes core enterprise workloads

The R930 is aimed at the traditional enterprise running workloads such as enterprise and customer relationship management applications from the likes of Oracle and SAP.

Dell on Tuesday rolled out its PowerEdge R930, the enterprise application workhorse of its PowerEdge server lineup. Dell's aim is to capture more workloads such as analytics.

The R930 is aimed at the traditional enterprise running workloads such as enterprise and customer relationship management applications from the likes of Oracle and SAP.

Brian Payne, executive director of Dell Server Solutions, said the server replacement cycle is roughly three to five years. But Payne argued that Dell's performance improvements as well as configurations and preintegrated applications from Cloudera, SAP HANA and Oracle to name a few will convince enterprises to upgrade.

"The aim is to be future ready," said Payne.

While other enterprise vendors such as IBM have ditched the x86 server market as a commodity business, Dell is arguing that this type of server is grabbing UNIX workloads. Yes, there's the cloud, but Payne said there will be growth in hybrid data centers.

The PowerEdge R930 has the following:

  • A 22 percent improvement on the SAP SD 2-Tier benchmark for a four-socket server.
  • 6TB of memory in 96 DIMMs.
  • 24 internal hard drives and support for SSD or hard drives.
  • Automation, reliability and availability features and software.

Dell also has pre-engineered appliances based on the PowerEdge R930. Payne said the majority of its customers buy that standard R930.

Along with the R930, Dell updated its PowerEdge VRTX and PowerEdge M1000e converged systems. The company also announced the PowerEdge FC830 and M830 blade servers. The FC830 and M830 are designed for database, technical computing and virtualization.

The FC830 and M830 run up to 3TB of memory and up to 72 processing cores for the Intel Xeon E5-4600 v3 processors.

Dell didn't detail pricing or availability for the new systems.

Integrated systems based on the PowerEdge R930 will be available later in the year.

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