Overall Satisfaction with Dell PowerEdge R
We have been using Dell PowerEdge servers for about 10 years. We have some of R740 and R440 at our company, and we use them for many purposes like Windows domain, application servers, VM systems, and other. We use the R740 for cloud applications and VMs, they came with a punch of storage slots and 2nd generation of Intel Xeon, these are quite reliable servers and have the smooth performance we rarely had issues with them. We use the R440 for domain controlling and applications.
- Great working performance.
- Redundancy for power and network connectivity.
- Produce less noise, Dell PowerEdge R are quiet servers.
- Easy access to the inside of the servers and upgrade.
- The need for increasing the performance may cost much.
- The older version has not much support or replacement parts.
- Facilitate our IT infrastructure.
- We could relay on virtualization and availability of VMs.
- The overall cost of the hardware considering the benefits were worthy.
We have used Sun Fire X4170 Servers before, they were reliable servers in terms of durability, but they always had issues were the servers are not responding or not booting, they also have higher response times for the individual VMs comparing to the PowerEdge R740 which have better performance and expandability and lower response times in all kinds of circumstances.
We didn't have any issues which needed support from Dell, but the few times we had inquiries about some issues, we used Dell community forums it's a very good source of information, they help a lot in resolving the problems. There are posts for almost every issue you need to know about, we usually found what we looking for there, and solve the issues.
Most of our applications are on-premises thus computer servers are an essential part of the IT infrastructure, we use Dell PowerEdge Servers to keep our applications and VM systems running, control our domains, storage, and permissions, connects our users to the clouds and to the internet, they connect all network elements with each other, they are highly usable and we can't run the IT infrastructure without them.
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Dell PowerEdge R servers include a wide range for different implementation needs. For example, we use the R740 for VMware deployment because it offers many drive slots for different types of drives and pre-bundled and tailored Ready Nodes. The R440 is smaller and characterized by the balance of performance and density, we use them for Windows Domain and application purposes.