Powerful PowerEdge Reviews: High Praise for the PowerEdge R810

Since the launch of our latest Intel Xeon “Nehalem-EX” based PowerEdge servers back in March, we’ve put these servers through their paces with third-party product reviewers. Third-party credibility is vital in reinforcing trust and credibility when dealing with customers. By providing IT publications with an opportunity to have hands-on experience with our server and storage technology, we’re giving our customers a line of sight into how these systems work objectively, and on which they can base a purchasing decision.

One of our newest servers, the PowerEdge R810,has earned a number of strong reviews from publications around the world. Whatever selection criteria our customers choose we have reason to be proud and remain ahead of the pack. Check out this summary of the glowing comments. The results below speak for themselves.

  • The Dell PowerEdge R810 received a “5 Star” rating at v3.co.uk, “The Dell PowerEdge R810 which takes advantage of everything the latest Xeon 6500/7500 silicon has to offer and then adds a few tricks of its own. Power consumption was remarkably frugal and we were very impressed with the build quality and the attention to detail when it came to layout. It's hard not to be impressed with the PowerEdge R810, and we were certainly knocked out by what the review system had to offer. With sockets to take four of Intel's new Nehalem EX processors and up to 512GB of RAM, the PowerEdge R810 is an incredibly well built and very scalable server, supporting up to 32-core processing in a 2U rack mount format.”
  • The PowerEdge R810 received a positive review in German publication Computerwoche, with the reviewer stating, “The Dell server comes with state-of-the-art technology and is very suitable for virtualization tools. In terms of scalability, operational reliability, flexibility, handling and management, the R810 leaves a very good impression. Moreover, Dell delivers comprehensive management tools for the system.”
  • PC Pro, UK, gave the PowerEdge R810 an excellent review, awarding a 5/6 overall rating and the PC Pro “recommended” award. The server scored 6/6 for features and design. The review concludes “In all, Dell's new PowerEdge R810 packs an incredible specification into its 2U chassis. It offers support for either 2P Xeon 6500 or 4P 7500 configurations, and combines these features with superb design and expansion potential.”
  • A positive review from PConline, China, was awarded to the PowerEdge R810; “With the upcoming of Nehalem-EX era, Dell made its market position clearly. It launched PowerEdge R810 server to meet the demanding needs of large data center for high computing density. As a new 4-socket server product, the PowerEdge R810 features high density without compromising memory space and I/O scalability. The FlexMem Bridge Technology allows 2U server scalable to 4-socket with large memory.”
  • Hardware.info gave the PowerEdge R810 an excellent review, stating “Dell cunningly adapts to Intel’s strategy, which recommends that the processors in this segment are for use in dual-CPU configurations, and thanks to the special socket adapters, all memory slots can be used. This makes the platform also fit for workloads where there is more demand for memory instead of computing power.”
  • 2CPU.com gave the PowerEdge R810 a positive review praising its ingenious inclusion of SD memory slots in the server.
  • CRN’s Test Center recommends the Dell PowerEdge R810 for its super-fast performance, reliability features, optimal compute density and easy administration, care and maintenance.
  • InfoWorld – “Intel Xeon Nehalem-EX lives large”
  • The PowerEdge R810 earned a positive review in TecChannel.
  • Anandtech, Benelux, published an excellent review of the PowerEdge R810, commenting “Dell no longer seems to focus on cost alone, but also on offering innovative features. In the new Dell servers we find two very interesting features that set them apart from the pack.”
  • The PowerEdge R810 earned a positive review in C’T which observed, “The Dell R810 features four Nehalem EX bases, however it is populated with only two X7560 processors. On the other two bases it features a FlexMemory Bridge, converting between Quick Path Interface and Scalable Memory Interface. It enables both processors to access on the storage, which is connected on the basis of the missing processors and would not have been reachable otherwise. This is a great idea, which was designed by Dell, because it addresses a weak point of modern server boards with storage controllers, which are integrated in the processors."

About the Author: Armando Acosta

Armando Acosta has been involved in the IT Industry over the last 15 years with experience in architecting IT solutions and product-marketing, management, planning, and strategy. Armando’s latest role has been focused on Big Data|Hadoop solutions, addressing solutions that build new capabilities for emerging customer needs, and assists with the roadmap for new products and features. Armando is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin and resides in Austin, TX.