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Dell announced an expansion of its 13th generation PowerEdge servers, in the top line adding new four-socket servers to its portfolio.

The new servers are: PowerEdge R930 (rack server), PowerEdge FC830 (for the FX converged platform), PowerEdge M830 (for the M1000e modular system) and PowerEdge M830P (for the VRTX converged system).

The Dell’s servers porfolio also included several other solutions, for those are all the four-socket configuration for the new latest generation of products line.

The dell PowerEdge R930 built is a rack model designed for performance, scalability, reliability and manageability. The product will be available in June 2015.

Built on the future Intel® Xeon® E7-8800/4800 v3 family of processors, the PowerEdge R930 rack server can flexibly scale to optimize transactions and operations while reducing latency, enabling customers to:

  • Maximize application performance with 22 percent better performance. When paired with Dell Fluid Cache for SAN, organizations can further boost transactional performance and accommodate more virtual machines and increase productivity.
  • Flexibly scale workloads by bringing storage closer to compute and leveraging industry-leading storage scalability and a large memory footprint. The PowerEdge R930 features up to 72 processing cores, 6TB of memory in 96 DIMMs, 24 internal hard drives and support for up to eight high performance PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs.
  • Protect mission-critical and data-intensive applications with built-in reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features, such as Intel’s Run Sure Technology and Dell’s exclusive Fault Resilient Memory.
  • Reduce deployment time, receive higher levels of automation and monitor and remediate data center situations from a hand-held device anywhere in the world with Dell’s recently updated OpenManage systems management portfolio.
Dell PowerEdge R930 4 socket 4U rack server rack server with 8 PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) expansion bus.

Dell PowerEdge R930 4 socket 4U rack server rack server

The PowerEdge M830 (both the M1000e and the VRTX models) and FC830 servers are designed to meet the performance needs for heavy use workloads in demanding database, technical computing and virtualized environments while enabling the flexibility, scalability and manageability customers’ demand for the future-ready enterprise. The PowerEdge FC830 is a full-width, half-height four-socket server block for the PowerEdge FX architecture that helps organizations quickly configure complete workloads using modular building blocks of IT resources. The PowerEdge M830 blade server is a full height, four-socket blade server.

Both the PowerEdge FC830 and PowerEdge M830 provide up to 3TB of memory deployable in 48 DIMM slots, up to 72 cores of processing power, 14 local HD in the FX model and 12 for the M830 model.

The PowerEdge M830 blade server and PowerEdge FC830 with future Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 v3 processors will be available in June 2015.The PowerEdge VRTX and M1000e will be updated in June 2015.

Of course those type of servers could be needed depending by your workloads: if you need to scale in or have high consolidation in few servers this could be a solution.

Otherwise, for virtualization environments could be better have 2 servers each with a dual socket (using for example the R730 or M730 models) and prefer have more nodes to have a better scale out models. In most cases there aren’t big difference in licenses costs considering the most software are based on socket model costs (unless you have other license model like per VM, in this case those type of solutions can provide better consolidation ratio).


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.