My Dell are going Well
September 24, 2020

My Dell are going Well

Dmitry Malafeev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Dell PowerEdge R

We use Dell PE R710 servers in our data center. They provide resources for Drake Hyper-V virtualization.
Few of them also allocated for backup and DR. During time of usage they have showed mostly positive outcome.
They connected to corporate SAN and provide access to various applications for business needs. It is mostly Web and SQL servers.
  • PowerEdge R really well work for small/med hosting servers.
  • MS SQL DBs are running well for such type of hardware.
  • Dedicated backup servers are performing well on Dell servers.
  • DRAC interface should be better designed to improve usability of management.
  • Raid controllers sometimes have an issue with non-Dell disks.
  • There is room to improve drivers for server support.
  • It is balanced impact on ROI, the price of maintaining them a little bit high.
  • I like those servers because they are easy to mange.
  • Reliability of the servers is good.
PowerEdge R servers was selected by CIO. I think the servers have lots of benefits for our company and are well placed on our projects. In most business cases they are working good and our management have a clear vision to upgrade them to the same brand with better specs. Hope to see this upgrade in close future.
Dell support is usually busy during working hours. It is possible to get through after 5-10 minutes on hold. Service support engineers are qualified to provide high quality troubleshooting for any cases. It usually takes few days to replace faulty components or find solution for drivers issues.
Usability of Dell servers on high level. They work fine with different operation systems like MS or Linux.
DRAC management GUI is handy and provide good access to every day maintenance. Monitoring, logs and notification are well suited for the current model of support. You can easily monitor all server components, storage, performance, power supply, and temperature, etc.

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It is good hardware to meet project requirements, if budget can allow to purchase high grade Dell servers. We use them for hosting and they well suited for our needs. Practically PowerEdge R servers have good reputation and can provide any high load compute activities like DBs, SAP, Mail servers or other application services.