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How to better support your customers’ remote workforce productivity

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If your customers have hundreds of power users opening and saving Excel documents, watching videos, checking email, and reviewing PDFs simultaneously—this barrage of CPU- and storage-centric activities can bog down their servers. This, in turn, can directly affect productivity as power users struggle to complete tasks. 
Such is the headache of the modern enterprise. The expansion of a remote and mobile workforce during the pandemic has accelerated many organizations’ timelines for new VDI infrastructure. Fortunately, the Dell PowerEdge R840 server with 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors presents an opportunity for you to provide your customers with support for more power users while maintaining acceptable desktop response times. This level of support will, in turn, enable your customers to grow their employee base without worrying about pandemic-induced hurdles. 
In benchmark tests, the R840 has proven time and again that it can support 230 VDI sessions with acceptable response times in both CPU- and storage-centric tasks. For your customers, the ability to support this many virtual desktop power users while also delivering acceptable session response times means they can keep their workforce productive with fewer servers.
Built for demanding data analytics workloads
Dell originally introduced this four-socket PowerEdge server for intensive artificial intelligence and machine learning environments. Over the years, the R840 ha proven particularly well-suited for in-database analytics using ML capabilities. Here, it’s worth noting that this unit could be well-suited for enterprises that leverage logistics chains and intensive database analytics.
Key features:
Boost performance with up to four 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and up to 112 processing cores
Address large data sets with up to 48 DIMMs (24 of which can be DCPMMs) and up to 15.36TB of memory
Scale capacity and performance with up to 26 2.5” HDDs/SSDs (up to 24 NVME drives)
Accelerate applications with two doublewide GPUs or two FPGAs
Speed data transfers with fully integrated ultra-path interconnects (UPIs)
Additional benefits:
Workload: Data-intensive workloads, HFT and dense virtualization
Memory: 48 (15.36TB)
Four 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor
Scale capacity and performance with up to 26 2.5″ HDDs and SSDs, 62% more than the previous generation
Accelerate applications with up to 2 double-width GPUs or up to 2 FPGAs
Speed data transfers with a fully integrated ultra-path interconnect across all four sockets
Eliminate bottlenecks with up to 48 DIMMs, including up to 24 DCPMMs or 12 NVDIMMs
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If your customers are looking to accelerate business insights, improve performance density for their in-database analytics, and support a larger VDI employee base, look no further than the Dell PowerEdge R840 Rack Server. 
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