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2019-02-12T10:09:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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36 Answers
MinaMagdy - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Misr
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-02T12:49:35Z
02 June 21

When you decide to go with Dell EMC rack-mounted servers, then you are lucky to try their own built-in monitor & life cycle management IDRAC (integrated dell remote access controller), 


It's a built-in chip with out of band network interface that provides beyond any imagination full secure access for monitoring & configuring the servers. and with the additional Dell Open manage software, you will have a single dashboard for all of your servers to deploy, monitor, manage all of your computer resources from a single point of interface.

AB
Programmer Sysadmin at a university with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-12T11:12:00Z
12 July 22

Choose stable servers when considering fast servers, because even though they might work fast, they might not last. We have been happy with Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers. I would absolutely rate PowerEdge Rack Servers as 10 out of 10.

Moshe Tzarfati - PeerSpot reviewer
Global Backup Admin Lead at Motorola Solutions
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-11T13:36:00Z
11 July 22

It is easy to manage and extendable. Compared to other vendors, the prices are much lower. Go for it. I would rate Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers as 10 out of 10.

RW
Analytics at Israel InterUniversity Computation Center
Real User
2022-07-11T13:34:00Z
11 July 22

We use GCP Spot and AWS Graviton as our failover solutions. I would rate this solution as eight out of 10.

DG
Senior Manager of IT at PTC
Real User
2022-07-11T13:32:00Z
11 July 22

Before you approach procurement, you should know exactly what you are looking to get out of the product. If you're looking for a reliable vendor and performance, have all your information ready first. Then check the pricing and make sure that you have the budget. It's not like buying a PC for your home. It's a professional server and it costs. You'd better have all the information beforehand, and then you can evaluate whether the purchase of a PowerEdge is suitable for your requirements. We don't use Dell's OpenManage console. When we need to make changes that don't directly apply to the operating system but to the server itself, we only go into the iDRAC management interface and do it from there on.

OG
Product Manager - Cyber app Security at Amdocs
Reseller
Top 20
2022-07-07T13:10:00Z
07 July 22

It used to have a very good effect on IT staff's productivity. However, the problem has now moved from the infrastructure to the upper layer. I like the R640 model the best. I would rate Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers as nine out of 10.

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IM
Professional Services Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
Top 20
2022-07-07T12:30:00Z
07 July 22

There are no issues with security in my experience. I am hoping that some customers will use Dell’s OpenManage console in the future. I would rate the product as nine out of 10.

RC
Senior System Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-07T12:26:00Z
07 July 22

The solution is a great service. They do their job. It requires minimal effort from my side as a system engineer, with very few errors or malfunctions. My advice is to buy them. They are really good servers. They're straightforward. You don't need to research hidden definitions in the BIOS. They're simple to handle.

Jan Gilevich - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Sapir College
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-07T12:18:00Z
07 July 22

Dell's PowerEdge Rack Server is the best solution that I've seen, compared to other vendors.

Raanan - PeerSpot reviewer
Lab Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-07T12:14:00Z
07 July 22

We are using both Intel and AMD technology with our Dell servers. We are comparing the performance of both. While there are some issues and challenges on the Intel side in some areas, the overall impression of the Intel technology is that it is working well. I expect we are going to use it for the next few years. The Dell platform works very well. We are very happy with it. If price isn't a concern, I would recommend Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers.

AD
IT Infrastructure Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2022-05-04T16:23:05Z
04 May 22

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Mohammed Farooqui - PeerSpot reviewer
Platform and Backup Support Senior Manager at Alinma Bank
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-04T16:20:50Z
04 May 22

I would recommend this solution because it is very stable and easy to deploy, manage, and maintain. It also offers reliable performance. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Tim Villa - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Jones-Hamilton Co.
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-03T19:41:00Z
03 May 22

If you are comparing Dell against anyone else, just get Dell PowerEdge. It's not even a question. The servers don't break, and they don't give you issues. Your applications are going to cause enough problems for you as it is, and you don't want the hardware they're sitting upon to also be another issue. After all, the servers were 220 degrees during an air conditioning outage and still churning and not causing problems! If I were to rate Dell PowerEdge Rack servers on a scale from one to ten, I would give them a nine.

JB
Vendor Account Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
2022-05-03T19:39:54Z
03 May 22

Our IT department have not had any complaints using this solution and have preferred its performance compared to what they used to use. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Dragan Lazic - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Manager at a engineering company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-03T18:52:17Z
03 May 22

The PowerEdge system management frameworks has enabled our business to progress towards full automation. This has freed up time to focus on different parts of the business, rather than constantly monitoring issues. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

RM
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-03T18:08:26Z
03 May 22

This is a good and reliable product which can be used for all kinds of application loads. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

JD
Network Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-03T17:54:10Z
03 May 22

This solution has met my needs. We have not run with the latest versions of this solution due to security concerns. This solution has helped me to view the health and status in our environment in a user friendly way. The TPM features have helped us a lot because, from a configuration management standpoint, there are trusted platform modules that operate consistently. For anyone considering this solution, I would recommend looking into all the finer details to understand how it could be integrated. Ensure every facet of the solution is going to meet your needs. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

TS
IT Director at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-03T15:58:00Z
03 May 22

I highly recommend Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers; they are solid. If you do your due diligence and do your homework or your janitorial work, they'll never break. I would give this solution a ten on a scale from one to ten.

Mostofa Kamal - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager of IT Security Infrastructure at leads
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-08T21:27:32Z
08 October 21

I rate Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers an eight out of ten.

KK
Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-07-22T12:42:27Z
22 July 21

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers an eight out of ten.

SR
Pre-sale and Post-sale Engineer at a reseller with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-12T12:24:56Z
12 May 21

We are Dell partners. We work with various versions of the solution. These include the 14 Generation, 13 Generation, and 11 Generation. We aren't currently in the process of buying a new server. I'd recommend the solution. I'd rate it at a perfect ten out of ten. It's been very good for us. We haven't had issues.

PV
Director at CMC CSI saigon
Real User
2021-01-26T21:00:53Z
26 January 21

I rate Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers an eight out of ten.

Jitesh Rathod - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Team Lead - IT at InfoStretch
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-23T18:33:37Z
23 January 21

This is a server that I would recommend to others. I would rate Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers a nine out of ten.

Frisal Argha Kusumah - PeerSpot reviewer
Automation Service Engineer (DCS) at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-16T07:23:10Z
16 December 20

We're a partner as a buyer of the solution. We're using the latest version of the solution. Overall, I would rate the solution nine out of ten. We've never had any issues with Dell servers. They're good. They're very stable. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations.

TP
Vice President Product Management & Strategy at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2020-11-24T07:37:39Z
24 November 20

I would advise to just do your homework and make sure that you get the warranty and support levels that you're going to need. Understand what you will get and whether you need software support along with it. We do a cost analysis for our clients based upon the total cost of ownership. We do that for every deal. That's a very smart process to follow for any tech solution because some people think that if they just put a solution, it will solve all of their problems, which is not necessarily the case. I would rate PowerEdge Rack Servers a ten out of ten. We love these servers. These are quality products, and I would personally purchase them for my own business.

Imad Awwad - PeerSpot reviewer
Group IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-23T18:37:07Z
23 November 20

There are certain components on other solutions that I need to check with Dell. Dell was very good before and always is in the performance, availability and support. That said, our region in Lebanon, had some problems with the distributors and the people who are licensed to sell Dell products. It's been about five years now, and it's now official that everybody can partner again with Dell. You don't have to be an experienced partner, per se. Before, it was being controlled by one partner. Nobody is able to bring in Dell, and this partner had control for all the prices of all the support and everything. However, after merging with EMC and after having so many partners, its become more exposed to the market. Many partners that were struggling to sell Dell EMC servers and storage, as well as laptops and everything, are able to do so. This is the main reason why we have returned to Dell. We know about them. They offer very good servers and they are one of the leaders in the market. Dell and HP are leaders now in the servers. For this season, we reconsidered having their Rack Servers. This is the only reason we're going now to Dell servers. With Dell, if a company is considering their work environments and they're considering Data Analytics and Big Data, etc., yes, why not to go for the Dell server. They have an extremely scalable infrastructure designed for Big Data and they have the processes and ERP system that needs a lot of power. The Rack Servers, the PowerUp servers, are very good. They are recommended by many people worldwide. I'd recommend organizations consider these servers. Dell also has a full portfolio of products that work together in harmony. Whatever you need, Dell likely has a solution for you. Overall, I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

Eslam Mamdouh - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at ITVision
Reseller
Top 5
2020-11-18T07:01:00Z
18 November 20

Dell has a new product every quarter, so its portfolio is very large. I would recommend this solution. I would rate Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers a ten out of ten.

Radwa Fouad - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Presales Engineer at MST
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-06T15:09:00Z
06 November 20

The pre-sales HP team in Egypt is more helpful than EMC's team. Overall, I think HP is more flexible than EMC. I don't really have any advice to give: it's only applications installed on a server, that's it. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

YS
Field Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-04T21:04:15Z
04 November 20

My company partners with Dell. I'm recently retired, however, I did most of the infrastructure, backup storage, and high-performance computing. I was in pre-sales. I was a solution architect. Therefore, I'm not an end-user. We only used Dell for the servers. We used Seagate for storage. They have hard drives. They've been in the hard drive business for 40 years. My biggest piece of advice for those considering the solution is to make sure they are delivered on time. When clients are spending $50 million for an installation and you say it's going to be ready September 15th, it better be ready September 15th. One of the main reasons stuff's not ready is because parts are missing. That means you can't deliver a complete solution. If you're missing a box of spare hard drives, they're just spares, they're not preventing the installation, however, they're missing, and therefore you haven't delivered the product. Overall, I'd rate the product ten out of ten.

TH
Business Continuity and Data Center Manager at a outsourcing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-22T14:34:13Z
22 October 20

I would recommend this solution for rack servers. It is perfect. I would rate Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers an nine out of ten.

RamaswamyK - PeerSpot reviewer
M. I. S. Manager at Ruby Mills Ltd
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-22T12:46:46Z
22 October 20

This solution has absolutely fulfilled our needs well. We are still running, this solution, we are upgrading only because of the features and abilities that it doesn't have. It's run now for 14 to 15 years. It's a brilliant product. I would recommend this solution to others looking into using this solution. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Klodian Maloku - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of IT at Sigal
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-06T06:57:50Z
06 October 20

I would recommend this solution to others, but they have to see their overall system, that is, the interfaces, fabric, reports, network path, etc. They have to see the compatibility metrics between different parts. I had some difficulties in the beginning when I was supposed to change to the right certified device. I would rate Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers a ten out of ten.

Anil Kale - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Technology Consultant at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
2020-08-23T08:17:19Z
23 August 20

We are a service provider and a reseller. We use various versions of the solution. The deployment models also vary as it depends on customer requirements. We deal with a lot of hyper-converged solutions. I'd recommend the solution. We've had no issues with it at all. Overall, I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

Md. Lyas Uddin Bhuiyan - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at Express Systems Limited (ESL)
Real User
2020-07-28T06:50:18Z
28 July 20

In summary, this is a good product and I have had a good experience with it. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

SG
CEO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2019-03-10T16:43:00Z
10 March 19

I would rate the Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers an eight out of ten. It was satisfactory, but we were not able to scale it to the level that we expected. Maybe we should have contacted their support or put in greater effort to find out about sizing guidelines, or maybe there is a limitation regarding the kind of scale that we are looking for. I would advise someone considering this solution to search for the use case that is the closest match to your business. We should have referred to that before making a purchase.

Daniel Lopes - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Sales Engineer at Carbon
Real User
2019-02-12T10:09:00Z
12 February 19

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten because the product is quite reliable, quite good. We haven't had many problems with. I did not give a ten because of the website. The information isn't so well organized on the website. They have different types of licensing of management so make sure to check their licensing because they can differentiate.

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Dovid Gelber - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech blogger
21 November 21
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. This solution offers users an AI-powered system that provides not only cutting-edge cyber security, but also in-depth analytic insight and notifications that alert administrators to any problem that may arise. The AI scans whatever is being downloaded into the system and identifies its nature before allowing it in. This provides a layer of defense that reduces the possibility of malware or viruses slipping by due to human error. It also spots ongoing issues that may exist within the framework of the system. This AI identifies the problems that plague the system and sends users alerts that they can follow up on. Instead of having to devote resources to finding issues, Dell EMC Poweredge will do it for you and free up resources to solve the problems before they become worse. Lenovo Thinksystem rack servers lack the kind of AI augmented security and notifications that Dell EMC Poweredge offers. There is no option for the server to scan for issues or create notifications if they arise. It is a very traditional sort of server that is not on the cutting edge as far as cyber security is concerned. If you choose to use it, you will have to have dedicated teams to keep an eye out for security issues. Dell EMC Poweredge provides organizations that employ it with excellent documentation that makes the product easy to use. Every system option comes with an explanation as to what it is and how to employ it. This shows that Dell EMC Poweredge considered users’ ease of use when creating this product. Lenovo Thinksystem rack servers do offer a certain ease of use. While certain processes such as upgrading the system may be relatively easy to do, there is no documentation offering a breakdown of the system options. This lack of explanation means that time and resources will have to be devoted to learning the ins and outs of the system. Conclusion Both Dell EMC Poweredge and Lenovo Thinksystem rack servers offer products that can do the jobs that they are needed for. However, Dell’s AI security analytics and thorough documentation make it by far the more effective product.
LS
Owner at Euritex
Jan 16, 2022
Hi peers,  Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers vs IBM Power Systems: which one should I choose and why? I can't make up my mind about it. Please share your pprofessional advice. I appreciate your help.
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Md. Shohel Rawshan Sarker - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at Mutural Trust Bank
16 August 21
IBM Power Systems vs Dell PowerEdge Rack Server IBM Power Systems is a RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) system that contains 8 threads or over per core. This processor performs super-fast due to the RISC algorithm technology than any other Intel-based hardware (e.g., Dell, HPE, Cisco).  In Intel, there are only 2 or 4 threads per core and it performs according to CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer). IBM Power system is a sustainable, reliable and obviously costly solution compared to any other Intel-based solution.  Generally, IBM Power system is used in mission-critical systems. 
NC
System and Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
03 January 22
IBM Power comes with virtualization integrated (PowerVM), highly optimized (practically with no performance impact) - no need for VMWare, HyperV etc.  For database it is the recomended platform - even is Hana, Oracle (best combination with AIX) or DB2 (DB2 for me is the most autonomous database that you can have).  The downside of IBM Power could be the lack of support for Windows and the initial cost. 
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