Dell PowerEdge R is an Economical and Stable Server!
September 21, 2020

Dell PowerEdge R is an Economical and Stable Server!

Craig West | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Dell PowerEdge R

The PowerEdge R is a server that houses all of our files, including data, images, audio, and other media. We use PowerEdge R to manage the server and our 30+ employees. We allow and restrict those who has access to certain data. The server allows for Windows backup and password protection. The server allows multiple users to access the information remotely.
  • Solid performance.
  • Few reboots.
  • Few maintenance issues.
  • Interface could be improved upon.
  • Better IOPS, i.e. the disc speed. That is the main limitation for scaling up the number of users.
  • Increase GPU's and benchmarking.
  • From the perspective of physical server consolidations, when servers spread across multiple branch and remote offices are gathered into a central data center, this simplification process provides ROI in several ways. One, the configuration control, restriction of server access.
  • Reduce complexity and enable greater standardization of hardware purchases, which lowers costs.
  • Increased security of the move are important.
  • The costs of moves, add-ins, and changes are reduced, as well as the costs of travel time and maintenance.
  • Migrating legacy operating systems to a newer version via rehosting brings similar ROI benefits when it comes to server consolidation.
Both systems are comparable.
Dell's customer support is fair and often has mixed reviews. I haven't had to contact Dell support but they do have phone numbers where they can be contacted.
The Dell PowerEdge R usability is like other servers and uses Microsoft Windows Server operating system and comes with optional Hypervisors:

Citrix® XenServer™
Microsoft® Hyper-V™ via Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008
VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 (including VMware ESX® 4.1 or VMware ESXi™ 4.1)

It has Microsoft SQL server solutions as well as Oracle Database if needed.

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The PowerEdge R is well suited for those who are looking for reliability and have a need to increase volume or have to connect to a computer with permissions for multiple users. Helpful for managing e-mail for an increasing number of people. Multiple users need to access the same data. Managing shared resources across the workspace. Centralized control over network security management. If you don't require multiple user access a server might not be right for you.