Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers vs Dell XR2 Rugged Server comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers
Ranking in Rack Servers
1st
Average Rating
9.0
Number of Reviews
139
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Dell XR2 Rugged Server
Ranking in Rack Servers
12th
Average Rating
9.0
Number of Reviews
2
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Rack Servers category, the mindshare of Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers is 27.5%, up from 26.9% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Dell XR2 Rugged Server is 1.2%, up from 0.9% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

RB
Mar 19, 2024
Reliable servers with easy management and good service
We have virtualization running on Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers. We have VMware. We have some physical workloads. We also have Oracle databases Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers are reliable and do not require a lot of maintenance. We put them in the rack and forget them.  In terms of the overall…
Jesse_B - PeerSpot reviewer
Jul 22, 2022
Simple to scale, high availability, and top level service and support
We use Dell XR2 Rugged Server mostly for application hosting and corporate application Dell XR2 Rugged Server could improve if there was more customization allowed. I have been using Dell XR2 Rugged Server for approximately 10 years. The stability of the Dell XR2 Rugged Server is good, their…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The active directory and file server are valuable features."
"It is user friendly and easy to configure."
"We haven't faced any problems with the power supplies. The consumption of power is robust. We still have slots for the new hard discs for availability and upgrading RAM, but the machine itself has been working nonstop for ten years."
"I like the reliability and ease of swapping out failed equipment. It is very easy to replace power supplies and drives."
"Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers powered by Intel are easy to use, are easy to manage with OpenManage, and have extended support for five years."
"The product is reliable."
"It's allowing us to scale out a lot faster than before."
"The initial setup is so easy."
"The scalability of the Dell XR2 Rugged Server is good and easy to do."
"The storage and the disc performance in terms of IOPS is great."
 

Cons

"I've had some trouble where the customers are not happy with the Toshiba drives, and it's a challenge when it comes to specific requests for Dell to a non-deviate, and only use Seagate drives."
"The servers get slower at the end of their life cycle. The technology needs to evolve."
"Since the start of COVID, there is a shortage of support resources and it is challenging to get queries resolved quickly."
"The shipment times could be improved. Sometimes we have to wait four or five days before we get the actual servers. It could even be longer. Sometimes it is many days."
"We do encounter power supply failures from time to time."
"The T150 is a little bit bulky for what it is. I think if they created a T150 version with small form-factor drives, that would be an ideal solution. Currently, it is a tower box and it has quite a big footprint..."
"I would like more resilience because, for all companies, cybersecurity is important."
"It would be easier if the remote connection to the server could be done through the USB port. From the server, we should be able to connect to a laptop or a management workstation through a USB port."
"It lacks a modular option to expand to a 16-bay system."
"Dell XR2 Rugged Server could improve if there was more customization allowed."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The tool's pricing is very good."
"The licensing is expensive and inflexible."
"The cost structure associated with Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers aligns closely with the prevailing norms established within the information technology hardware sector."
"The product's pricing is not good."
"The overall pricing and licensing are fair according to the market."
"The pricing is fair enough."
"The solution is expensive."
"The pricing is good compared to other products."
"The price of one Dell XR2 Rugged Server is approximately $10,000."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
22%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Government
7%
Financial Services Firm
7%
Manufacturing Company
18%
Computer Software Company
16%
Government
9%
Comms Service Provider
8%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
No data available
 

Questions from the Community

When shopping for a rack server, would you go with Dell EMC Poweredge or Lenovo Thinksystem?
Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether the Dell EMC Poweredge or Lenovo Thinksystem rack servers were the better fit for us. We ultimately decided to go with Dell EMC Poweredge....
What do you like most about Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers?
It has helped us reduce unplanned downtime by 20% to 30%.
What needs improvement with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers?
The world market for CPUs is excited. We have new ideas popping up left and right like new accelerator cards because there are GPUs. Dell is already working with Kalray, for example, that builds ac...
What do you like most about Dell EMC XR2 Rugged Server?
The scalability of the Dell XR2 Rugged Server is good and easy to do.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Dell EMC XR2 Rugged Server?
The price of one Dell XR2 Rugged Server is approximately $10,000.
What needs improvement with Dell EMC XR2 Rugged Server?
Dell XR2 Rugged Server could improve if there was more customization allowed.
 

Also Known As

PowerEdge R
XR2 Rugged Server
 

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Sample Customers

NxtGen Datacenter, Medien-Service Untermain (MSU), Exasol, IndigoVision, Dayco
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