Customers around the World Deploy Dell’s Most Advanced Server Portfolio
Diverse customers from a broad range of industries have deployed Dell PowerEdge 13th generation servers to accelerate application performance, optimize workloads in any environment and simplify systems management. With customer-inspired advancements in storage, processing and memory technology coupled with industry-leading systems management capabilities, the latest portfolio helped Dell’s server business grow faster than the market in the first quarter of 2015 (1). And according to industry tracking data, Dell has gained two basis points (bps) of unit share each year over the past four years in mainstream servers(2). Given the strength of the server portfolio, Dell anticipates continued customer momentum and receptivity.
Since the release of the Dell PowerEdge 13th generation servers, partners that certified in the Dell server competency have grown their PowerEdge server revenue on average by 23 percent year over year. The server portfolio has also received numerous third-party awards and recognition throughout 2014 and 2015. IT Pro recently honored the PowerEdge R730 with an IT Pro Recommended award, while CRN® Test Center recognized the server as its 2014 Data Center Product of the Year. The Dell PowerEdge R730xd received InfoWorld U.S.A.’s 2015 Technology of the Year Award and a 2014 Editor's Choice Award, and it was also awarded China Information World’s Most Innovative Products of the Year award.
“When Dell designed the latest server portfolio, we wanted to help customers build a bridge between traditional and future technologies to better enable business growth, while providing customers with choice in how they address industry trends including cloud computing, mobility, big data, and the software-defined datacenter,” said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, vice president and general manager, Dell Server Solutions. “We are proud to have shipped Dell’s 13th generation PowerEdge portfolio across the world to help customers roll out technology in new and exciting ways without adding more complexity to their environments. We’re excited by the initial receptivity to the platform and believe we are just getting started.”
Gresham Computing focuses on speed to provide real-time financial information
Gresham Computing is a leading financial software and services company that specializes in providing real-time transaction control solutions to the global matching and reconciliation market. With a focus on speed, Gresham Computing purchased Dell PowerEdge R630 servers to provide the optimal platform for measuring transaction processing times for its reconciliation solution, Clareti Transaction Control (CTC).
“We’re in the business of helping financial institutions establish Real-time Financial Certainty® by allowing customers to onboard new reconciliation quicker and reconcile their data faster. We wanted to demonstrate to our customers just how quickly, using quality yet readily available hardware, we can process their reconciliations using our in-memory matching technology” said Christopher Young, Director, Gresham Computing North America. “We knew Dell offered high-quality, cost-effective servers. The combination of memory and storage packed in a 1U chassis that the R630 offered quickly made it the perfect choice. This was proven when CTC processed one million transactions in 41.54 seconds."
Hetzner Online helps customers run their most demanding workloads
Hetzner Online, a web hosting service provider and data center operator based in Germany, selected Dell PowerEdge R730 servers to complement its branded hardware portfolio of server products, as they offer high performance especially during periods of high demand while also providing extensive functionality and storage options.
“As one of the largest hosting and data center solution vendors in Europe, we have a reputation for selling access to high-quality hardware as well as providing 24/7 data-center support,” said Christian Fitz, Marketing Manager, Hetzner Online AG. “After looking at competitive solutions, we chose Dell PowerEdge R730 servers due to their modern storage technologies, advanced systems management capabilities and overall reliability."
IPServerOne meets demand for cloud hosting services
IPServerOne is a provider of web hosting solutions for Malaysian companies and individuals to achieve business success on the Internet. IPServerOne was expanding its hosting solutions to include a cloud offering and needed high performance servers that were quick to deploy, efficient and easy to maintain in-house. In order to do so, the hosting company deployed Dell PowerEdge R730 servers to deliver the optimal price-performance for its cloud hosting services.
“The biggest difficulty for customers moving to the cloud is that they need a lot of support to do so. Because of this, we designed a cloud environment based on Dell’s latest generation of PowerEdge servers that will be easier for customers to adopt and for our engineers to support,” said Lee Cheung Loong, founder of IPServerOne. “With over 2,000 servers, systems management is critical to our business—we need to know the exact location of the problem and if it isn’t handled properly we risk massive data loss. With higher levels of automation and remote management options, this level of insight is something Dell offers better than the competition.”
University of the Sciences virtualizes infrastructure to save on energy costs and space
University of the Sciences, founded in 1821 in Philadelphia, is home to the first college of pharmacy in North America and is one of the leading health sciences schools in the nation. University of the Sciences was experiencing an increased demand on their network operations center and decided to make the switch to a virtual environment, with Dell PowerEdge R730 servers supporting the new virtual infrastructure.
“We went from 90 physical servers to ten PowerEdge R730 servers and were able to save on electricity and space, while also optimizing our applications – including Microsoft Exchange and SQL,” said Long Le, director of networking and computing sciences, University of the Sciences.
“Dell became our sole server provider because they provided the server innovations and technology advancements, while also providing best-in-class support and reliability.”
The University of Warsaw delivers 1.5 petaFLOPs of performance for bioinformatics studies
The Next Generation Sequencing Centre (NGSC) at the Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw is a research facility located in Warsaw, Poland for genomics and bioinformatics studies in biology, medicine, diagnostics and therapy. NGSC needed to store and process huge amounts of data generated by sequencers and were looking to create an energy-efficient supercomputer cluster that enables high speed and efficient calculations. NGSC turned to 150 Dell PowerEdge R730 servers with two AMD FirePro S9150 server GPUs for their ORION cluster.
“The combination of Dell PowerEdge R730 servers with AMD FirePro S9150 GPUs enables the ORION cluster to deliver 1.5 petaFLOPs of performance while also being energy-efficient,” said Dr. Krzysztof Ginalski, head of the Next Generation Sequencing Centre and Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at the Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw. “The state-of-the-art technology and industry-leading systems management capabilities in the Dell PowerEdge R730 servers along with the AMD FirePro S9150 server graphics deliver an extremely powerful and efficient basis for the ORION cluster and provide the compute capabilities we need for our research.”
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(1) In terms of units shipped across x86, mainstream and density-optimized - IDC Q1 2015 Server Market Share Data
(2) According to IDC’s server market share data for mainstream servers from 2010 to 2015
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