Shifting the Boundaries: Introducing the Dell PowerEdge R930

By Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, VP and GM, Dell Servers Solution

At the pace of today’s business transformation, workloads continue to evolve – datasets get bigger, stakeholders want more information and faster time to insights. But is the infrastructure evolving with the workloads? You’d be surprised at the amount of enterprises who would answer “no” to that question due to cost, system uptime, and other challenges.


Enter the Dell PowerEdge R930, our most powerful server specifically designed for the most demanding enterprise applications such as in-memory databases, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and online transaction processing (OLTP). The R930, powered by Intel’s new Xeon E7 v3 family of processors, can flexibly scale to optimize transactions and operations while reducing latency, allowing customers to maximize application performance, accelerate workloads, protect mission-critical and data-intensive applications and reduce deployment time by 10x.

This ability to do what was once reserved for proprietary RISC servers and mainframes would never be possible without the continuing evolution of the microprocessor as well as Dell and Intel’s commitment to gather feedback from customers, who inspire us to design solutions that solve real-world business problems at the frontlines of IT.

At the heart of this shift in the boundary of what’s possible in computing is a fun fact: since the PowerEdge portfolio was introduced some 20 years ago, the x86 server market has grown more than 600 percent, while the UNIX market has been on a constant decline – shrinking 70 percent between 2000 and 2013(1). Even so, the RISC and mainframe markets present a $9.1 billion (USD) addressable market in 2015(2). With the PowerEdge R930 powered by Intel, these RISC customers can migrate from UNIX to Linux with ease and move to a more innovative, future-ready data center and reduce business risk (pun completely intended).

Along with Intel, Dell has been seeing more and more customers make that switch in order to take advantage of new technologies such as in-memory databases. Ameco Beijing, an aircraft maintenance, repair and operations leader, describes that by using these four-socket rack servers they’ve been able to reduce total cost of ownership by nearly 50 percent, achieve 99.99 percent system availability and improve SAP ERP performance by 3.5 times.

As Dell, Intel and their customers continue to push the boundaries on the next frontier of computing, we invite you to take a closer look at the PowerEdge R930 or share any feedback about Dell Servers by following us on Twitter.

(1) According to IDC Server Tracker

(2) According to IDC’s WW Server Workloads 2014 Model