Dell has unveiled its latest PowerEdge R930 server in a bid to entice enterprise firms running content resource management and enterprise resource management in-memory databases.
Dell claims that the 13th-generation PowerEdge R930 server is the most powerful to date and includes several of top-end components.
These include a next-generation Intel Xeon E7-8800/4800 v3 family processor, 6TB of memory in 96 dual in-line memory modules, 24 internal hard drives, and support for up to eight high-performance PowerEdge Express Flash NVM2 PCIe SSDs.
Dell said that the server offers an impressive 22 percent performance improvement over previous models, and reduces configuration time by 99 percent.
Dell has designed the PowerEdge R930 to serve as the hardware foundation for popular databases and analytics platforms, such as Oracle 12c and SAP HANA.
Dan Harrington, research director at analyst firm 451 Research, said that the support will prove a key selling point for businesses migrating from Unix and Linux.
"The PowerEdge R930 certainly has the power, capacity and reliability required to meet most business needs. But what's more important is Dell's ecosystem approach to solving customers' pain points, not just the hardware," he said.
"Customers are increasingly looking to purpose-built appliances that can be deployed quickly and reliably for applications such as SAP HANA.
"Dell's high-end x86 portfolio not only provides the solid hardware platform for this, but the software and services ecosystem required to manage complex scenarios such as the ongoing industry migration from Unix to Linux."
The move from Unix to Linux follows widespread fears about Unix security. The concerns spiked in 2014 when researchers discovered a critical Shellshock flaw affecting Unix and Unix-like systems.
Dell unveiled the PowerEdge FC830 and M830 alongside the R930. The FC830 is a full-width, half-height, four-socket server block for the PowerEdge FX architecture. The M830 is a full-height, four-socket blade server.
Both feature the next-generation Intel Xeon E5-4600 v3 product family.
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