InfoWorld published a review of three competitive 2-processor, 2-socket servers, including the Dell PowerEdge R710. These do-it-all stalwart servers make up the bulk of mainstream IT computational engines because of their versatility, reliability and affordability.
Because this class of server is called upon to perform a myriad of functions, from virtualization, to database workloads, to application hosting, to networking infrastructure, to mail serving, to web, InfoWorld conducted a series of benchmarks to test performance, expandability, energy efficiency, serviceability and value. Dell scored at the top in all but one category (one server used a less expensive processor) and came out on top in the overall score (see chart below). This is a great follow up review to the virtualization InfoWorld review: “Dells virtualization servers surge ahead” conducted earlier this year.
One area where the PowerEdge R710 had a big advantage was in energy efficiency. This Energy Star certified server “sipped power when running at 0 percent load (but not hibernating), roughly 63 percent of the HP DL380’s consumption — a substantial difference.”
We are pleased with these results and what they mean for our customers who rely on the PowerEdge R710 as the cornerstone of their data center.