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Pros
"It is user friendly and easy to configure.""The pricing of the solution is fair.""This solution has absolutely fulfilled our needs well.""The solution is easy to use and has good performance.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""The initial setup is very good, not complex at all.""The availability is excellent.""Their management tools are the most valuable. Our customers like the flexibility of being able to scale up and out. It is very easy for them to scale and add additional nodes and servers to their storage solutions, such as the ATI solution. It has very good quality and a great deployment model. Its warranty is also very good, and it is very stable. Their fixes have been quick if they have those."

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"The Oracle server is very powerful. They are more powerful and durable compared to Intel hardware. Which has been a benefit to our organization."

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Cons
"It would be nice if the rack servers had an HCI solution as an option.""They could improve on the processor and security for the next release of the solution.""The scalability could improve. If you want more scalability and high availability, you will have to change to a solution similar to VxRail.""I would like to see the pricing improved.""After purchasing the product, customers have not been getting the support that they need in the early stages of getting set up. They can provide customers a little bit more education as to what they get with certain warranty levels. The data is there if the customers dig, but a lot of times, the customers don't dig. Some of the other server models come out a little bit quicker than Dell. It would be good if Dell is quicker to market on new, larger drives when they become available. Sometimes, we do get hit on that against a couple of competitors. Dell vets them a little bit longer than like the super micros to keep their stability and quality level up, but they lose a little bit of ground to a super micro. It would be good if they can release features and models as soon and as fast as they can. It would help them to stay more competitive.""The solution needs to offer better service feedback, their response rate is slow when we have questions.""All of the servers are in cluster mode and when PowerEdge Server is down, others are affected.""System security can be improved. They can add more power and security for ESXi version 7."

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"The solution could improve by giving a clear roadmap about the future. I'm not seeing a lot of improvements on the OS side of the software. They need to work more on the operating system."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Dell's solution was cheaper than HP's solution."
  • "It's not a very expensive solution."
  • "It is expensive. The price needs to be more competitive. Additional licenses are required to enable some of the features for scalability."
  • "The price of this solution is reasonable. It's very comparable to similar solutions."
  • "The server is a one-time purchase, but the support is on a subscription basis."
  • "It's a one-time licensing fee for the device and we pay a quota per year for the support."
  • "The licensing comes with a warranty."
  • "Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers are very expensive."
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  • "Oracle SPARC Servers are expensive to manage, this is because after five years Oracle will increase the support charges for the hardware. The licensing policy for Oracle is different for Intel and Sparc. It will cost you less if you use your Oracle hardware with Oracle SPARC Servers."
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    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… more »
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    There are several differences between Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers and HPE ProLiant DL Servers. For starters, HPE Proliant has about 2.5x less reliability than Dell PowerEdge. Moreover, while HPE… more »
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    Our customers do not ask for any service for the Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers because they are very durable.
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    The Oracle server is very powerful. They are more powerful and durable compared to Intel hardware. Which has been a benefit to our organization.
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    Oracle SPARC Servers are expensive to manage, this is because after five years Oracle will increase the support charges for the hardware. The licensing policy for Oracle is different for Intel and… more »
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    The solution could improve by giving a clear roadmap about the future. I'm not seeing a lot of improvements on the OS side of the software. They need to work more on the operating system.
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    Also Known As
    PowerEdge R
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    Overview

    PowerEdge R is available in three models and with the following advantages: Entry level is simple, entry level server ideal for businesses just migrating to server usage, advanced is offering more cache and speed, these servers offer more options for processors, expansion and virtualization, Premium create a dynamic infrastructure with flexible workloads from a complete virtualization platform.

    Oracle's SPARC S7, T7, and M7 Servers with always-on memory intrusion protection and comprehensive data encryption secure data with no performance penalty. Security in silicon features and Oracle Solaris protect data in memory from unauthorized access and stop malware before it gets in.

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    NxtGen Datacenter, Medien-Service Untermain (MSU), Exasol, IndigoVision, Dayco
    University Hospitals Leuven, B&H Photo, Tuscon Electric Power, IS Nordic, Siemens
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    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Computer Software Company11%
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    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization4%
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    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government6%
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    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise37%
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    Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is ranked 2nd in Rack Servers with 21 reviews while Oracle SPARC Servers is ranked 10th in Rack Servers with 1 review. Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is rated 8.6, while Oracle SPARC Servers is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers writes "Innovative designs to transform IT and maximize performance across the widest range of applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle SPARC Servers writes "Powerful servers, reliable, but operating systems needs improvement". Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, IBM Power Systems and HPE Moonshot, whereas Oracle SPARC Servers is most compared with IBM Power Systems, Intel Server System, HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers and HPE Apollo.

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