2020-10-06T06:57:50Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers?

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Jorge Soto - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect of solutions at Trendit
Real User
Top 5
2022-10-05T22:10:39Z
Oct 5, 2022

I think the price of these servers is good.

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

As an educational institution, we have certain budget restraints. So, we work around our budget and what hardware we can get from it.

Moshe Tzarfati - PeerSpot reviewer
Global Backup Admin Lead at Motorola Solutions
Real User
Top 10
2022-07-11T13:36:00Z
Jul 11, 2022

The pricing and licensing are fair.

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

PowerEdge pricing is equivalent to that of all the others in the market. We always try to get a better price, but I don't see any problem with the pricing and licensing of Dell's servers. It's not the case, when I compare them to other vendors, that they are extremely more expensive or that the licensing is much more complex.

OG
Product Manager - Cyber app Security at Amdocs
Reseller
Top 20
2022-07-07T13:10:00Z
Jul 7, 2022

The overall pricing and licensing are fair according to the market. Because it is pay-per-use, there is a large offering from the application and software. This is what the customer requires, and I need to provide whatever they want. If they want to use the cloud, i.e., hyperscales as a solution, then I need to provide an application that will run on top. For me, it is a no-brainer. It is whatever the customer wants. In general, going to the public cloud has its benefits since the CAPEX is low and the OPEX is pay-per-use. However, you need to arrange your application and software in a way that will modernize and utilize the cloud economically. This is the downside of things.

IM
Professional Services Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
Top 20
2022-07-07T12:30:00Z
Jul 7, 2022

The pricing is very good because there are a lot of types of PowerEdge Rack Servers. You have the R540, R640, and R740. The prices are very scalable through the specific server, e.g., small businesses can take the R640 while large businesses can take the R740 or R840. Thus, Dell technologies touch on every organization.

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RC
Senior System Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-07T12:26:00Z
Jul 7, 2022

The pricing is great; very competitive. That's the reason we bought hundreds of them.

HC
IT Infrastructure Manager
Reseller
2022-07-07T12:24:00Z
Jul 7, 2022

The pricing is fair enough.

Jan Gilevich - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Sapir College
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-07T12:18:00Z
Jul 7, 2022

The pricing could always be better.

Mohammed Farooqui - PeerSpot reviewer
Platform and Backup Support Senior Manager at Alinma Bank
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-04T16:20:50Z
May 4, 2022

The pricing is good compared to other products.

Tim Villa - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Jones-Hamilton Co.
Real User
Top 10
2022-05-03T19:41:00Z
May 3, 2022

I have no issues with the pricing and licensing costs. They are fine.

JB
Vendor Account Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
2022-05-03T19:39:54Z
May 3, 2022

The pricing for this solution is competitive compared to others on the market.

Dragan Lazic - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Manager at a engineering company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-05-03T18:52:17Z
May 3, 2022

This solution is reasonably priced and licenses are easy to acquire.

RM
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-03T18:08:26Z
May 3, 2022

This solution is very affordable.

JD
Network Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-03T17:54:10Z
May 3, 2022

The pricing for this solution is reasonable. We pay a basic premium with a military premium on top of that.

TS
IT Director at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-03T15:58:00Z
May 3, 2022

When you compare public cloud solutions to PowerEdge in terms of cost, initially the cost of Dell servers or Dell technology was really high. However, right now it's on par or, maybe, even cheaper when we use Dell hardware. If we don't swap it out in three years and if we stretch it to four or five years, then we can get even more of an ROI versus cloud cost.

Mostofa Kamal - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager of IT Security Infrastructure at leads
Real User
Top 10
2021-10-08T21:27:32Z
Oct 8, 2021

The price of Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is reasonable compared to other solutions.

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

The price could be cheaper. Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers are very expensive.

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

The solution offers very good, very fair pricing. It's reasonable. It's not overly expensive.

Eslam Mamdouh - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at ITVision
Reseller
2020-11-18T07:01:00Z
Nov 18, 2020

The server is a one-time purchase, but the support is on a subscription basis.

Radwa Fouad - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Presales Engineer at MST
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-06T15:09:00Z
Nov 6, 2020

The price of this solution is reasonable. It's very comparable to similar solutions.

YS
Field Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-11-04T21:04:15Z
Nov 4, 2020

I didn't deal with the pricing, and therefore don't know the exact costs. However, they would compete with pricing on the market. Even if HP made an equivalent platform, and they do, we wouldn't get good terms. They're all pretty well in the ballpark range in cost and the variation. The list price might be 10%. They know what the competition is doing so they don't want to price themselves, the values, off the list of potential. If I'm looking at servers that deliver so much IOPS and they price themselves out, HP knows what Dell is doing and Dell knows what HP is doing.

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

It's easy to install and configure with suitable server administrator. iDrac management solution is included with the server. It provides suitable zero-cost solution for monitoring and managing your hardware.

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

It's not a very expensive solution.

Klodian Maloku - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of IT at Sigal
Real User
2020-10-06T06:57:50Z
Oct 6, 2020

Dell's solution was cheaper than HP's solution.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 21, 2021
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Dovid Gelber - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech blogger
Nov 21, 2021
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
Aug 16, 2021
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. 
Nicolae - PeerSpot reviewer
System and Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Jan 3, 2022
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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