Businesses dependent on some of the most demanding enterprise applications — such as in-memory databases, CRM, and ERP — have long turned to RISC-based platforms to ensure the productivity and efficiency they need. But RISC architectures are coming up short when it comes to the needs of today’s computing environments. It’s time to take a look at the latest generation of x86 platforms, like the Dell PowerEdge R930. This future-ready, four-socket server rivals RISC performance and delivers the reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) capabilities enterprises want. There are five key factors to consider when assessing an x86 platform: Does it have a foundation built on reliability, a complete systems approach, virtualization that ensures highly available data and processing, responsive management, and tightly integrated, enterprise-savvy partners? The Dell PowerEdge R930 has them all.