Dell Touts New PowerEdge Quad-core Servers

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2008-03-18 Print this article Print

Dell is claiming its two new PowerEdge servers trounce comparable IBM and HP servers, triple memory and still won't bust the bank.  

Dell has unleashed two new PowerEdge servers-the R300 and T300-that it claims perform up to 31 percent better than comparable Hewlett-Packard servers and up to 51 percent better than similar servers from IBM. Dell is also claiming that the new servers have up to three times the memory capacity and are thus better suited to handle memory-intensive applications that smaller businesses stake their existences on, such as Microsoft Exchange.

Recession be damned: Dell on March 18 announced the new servers with a show of bravado, saying that even amid economic concerns in some parts of the world, server revenue is holding strong, with seven quarters of consecutive growth. Dell has experienced three times the average market growth, said Barry Jennings, chief researcher for Dell's Small and Medium Business group.

Jennings said a recent 12-country survey of Dell customers showed that eliminating server slowdowns and failures is a top motivator for the still-healthy server market.
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Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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