Dell PowerEdge R series: Our experience in a few words
February 03, 2022

Dell PowerEdge R series: Our experience in a few words

Kike Maldonado | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Dell PowerEdge R

We are using Dell PowerEdge R series servers in our production environment. We have 6 of them in a vSAN cluster located in only one location. We made the decision of buying them helped by Dell Consulting services. They helped us to simulate our main load and to project how that load would best fit into their hardware.
  • Low part incident.
  • Fast hardware delivery.
  • Centralize management VM.
  • Not particularly found any worth mentioning.
  • Some issues were fixed by firmware updates.
  • They are very stable.
  • Reliability.
  • Security for our production databases.
  • Fast customer support.
  • We got ROI in just 6 months in, after implementing in.
  • We are saving 70% in electricity costs after migrating.
  • We have reduce management costs in 30% after migrating.
Against hp servers, Dell has outperformed them in terms of incidents regarding hardware memory parts. With the Dell PowerEdge R series servers we have not had any incidents regarding memory modules. On the other hand, with HP servers, we encountered a lot of failures regarding memory modules during the first year of implementation.

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Nutanix AOS, Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery, VMware vCenter Server
We chose Dell PowerEdge R series because we need to consolidate a lot of physical load into a smaller number of nodes. Their hardware configuration, specifically for vSAN helps us achieve a high-density load in a very low number of physical servers. On top of that, they have lots of expansion ports, so we can increase our load internally on each other with simple upgrades.