Dell has announced an expansion of its 13th generation PowerEdge servers including the PowerEdge R930, Dell’s most powerful server specifically designed for the most demanding enterprise applications such as in-memory databases, customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP).
Once the domain of UNIX systems, these enterprise applications are increasingly shifting to x86 platforms for increased innovation, additional capabilities and lower total cost of ownership.

The global x86 server market has grown more than 600% since Dell first introduced the PowerEdge portfolio roughly 20 years ago, while the non-x86 market has been on a constant decline – shrinking 70% between 2000 and 2013. Even with the declines, the non-x86 market presents a $9.1-billion addressable market in 2015. With the PowerEdge R930, along with Dell software and services, many of these non-x86 customers can migrate from UNIX to Linux with ease and move to a more innovative, future-ready data centre.

“As our business continued to grow, our previous system was getting slow, hard to manage and unreliable,” says Gan Desheng, manager sub-division, Information Management, Ameco Beijing. “We were looking for a new system to keep up with our business needs and decided to migrate from RISC to x86 servers. By moving from IBM’s P-series UNIX systems to Dell’s PowerEdge R9-series servers we were able to reduce our total cost of ownership by nearly 50%, achieve 99.99% system availability and improve our SAP ERP performance by 3.5 times.”
The PowerEdge R930 rack server can flexibly scale to optimise transactions and operations while reducing latency, enabling customers to:

* Maximise application performance with 22% better performance than our previous world record four-socket server on the SAP SD 2-Tier benchmark, and accelerate Oracle workloads with eight times more transactions per minute. When paired with Dell Fluid Cache for SAN, organisations can further boost transactional performance and accommodate more virtual machines and increase productivity.

* Flexibly scale workloads by bringing storage closer to compute and leveraging industry-leading storage scalability and a large memory footprint. The PowerEdge R930 features up to 72 processing cores of the future Intel Xeon E7-8800/4800 v3 family of processors, 6TB of memory in 96 DIMMs, 24 internal hard drives and support for up to eight high performance PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs. Dell was the first to ship NVMe PCIe SSDs and its now offering industry leading capacity with the new 3.2TB PCIe SSD. Dell PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs deliver ultra-high performance, front loading, hot pluggable 2.5-inch devices, providing 10 times more input /output operations per second (IOPS) over traditional SSDs .

* Protect mission-critical and data-intensive applications with built-in reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features, such as Intel’s Run Sure Technology and Dell’s exclusive Fault Resilient Memory.
* Reduce deployment time by 99%, receive higher levels of automation and monitor and remediate data centre situations from a hand-held device anywhere in the world with Dell’s recently updated OpenManage systems management portfolio. IT administrators can also reduce time on maintaining compliance standards and server baseline configurations by 91%.

Dell helps customers quickly deploy applications with pre-integrated and pre-engineered appliances
Organisations are increasingly turning to leading databases and analytics platforms such as Oracle 12c and SAP HANA running on Linux and x86 platforms. The PowerEdge R930 serves as the hardware foundation for these appliances and integrated systems, helping customers speed time-to-value and maximise IT resource efficiency.
* For customers who want to gain business insight in real-time by leveraging SAP HANA into their IT environment with little or no configuration, Dell offers Dell Engineered Solutions for SAP HANA. This appliance comes pre-integrated and pre-configured with SAP HANA on Dell PowerEdge R930 servers to help customers deploy applications faster, scale up and down easier and better manage infrastructure and workload delivery.
* For customers who are experiencing bottlenecks in OLTP performance, the Dell Acceleration Appliance for Databases (DAAD) built with Dell PowerEdge R930 servers offer acceleration for any database infrastructure.
* For customers who want a quick and simple path to standing up Oracle 12c, Dell is updating its Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Database with the PowerEdge R930. This pre-engineered, pre-configured and pre-racked combination of DAAD and the PowerEdge R930 servers helps customers migrate to and accelerate current Oracle 12c environments.

Dell expands four-socket server portfolio
Dell provides one of the most dense, scalable, manageable and flexible four-socket portfolios in the market. In addition to the PowerEdge R930 rack server, Dell is updating its PowerEdge VRTX and PowerEdge M1000e converged platforms, and introducing the PowerEdge FC830 and the PowerEdge M830 blade server as part of Dell’s 13 generation of PowerEdge servers.

The PowerEdge M830 and FC830 servers are designed to meet the performance needs for heavy use workloads in demanding database, technical computing and virtualized environments while enabling the flexibility, scalability and manageability customers’ demand for the future-ready enterprise. The PowerEdge FC830 is a full-width, half-height four-socket server block for the PowerEdge FX architecture that helps organisations quickly configure complete workloads using modular building blocks of IT resources. The PowerEdge M830 blade server is a full height, four-socket blade server.

Both the PowerEdge FC830 and PowerEdge M830 provide up to 3TB of memory deployable in 48 DIMM slots, up to 72 processing cores of the future Intel Xeon E5-4600 v3 processor family and include Dell’s leading systems management capabilities. These servers provide a 56% performance improvement on the SAP SD benchmark compared to their previous generations.