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Powering the Ever-Increasing Demands Created by Customer Workloads Today

Introduce your customers to improved collaboration and intelligent innovation with 4-socket server solutions

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As a solution provider, you want to give your customers every opportunity to grow and thrive. But to do so in today’s increasingly connected world, every minute – nay, every second – counts. Transaction processing, analytics, and decision making must be supported 24 hours a day, 365 days a week.
4-socket servers are quickly proving a critical part of the modern enterprise datacenter. And to this end, Dell Technologies 4-socket server portfolio is proving reliable in offering next-level performance to help customers act on real-time insights from data wherever it may reside — from core data centers to public clouds and edge locations. 
Help businesses tackle their most data-intensive workloads
Dell employs a rich, 4-socket design that aligns to the diverse needs of modern applications, such as richer compute, more memory, high-performance localized storage, and/or performance enhancement through GPUs or other accelerators. 
The following is an example categorization of workload types, the optimal Dell server platform for that particular workload, and how your customers will benefit from employing that technology: 
Type: Business-critical – Here, applications that power business-critical functions are diverse and require a platform that is both efficient and extremely flexible. 
Solution: The Dell PowerEdge R940 is a 3U server design positioned for this performant flexibility, targeting workloads that require a combination of large memory and storage footprints. 
Customer Benefit: Customers that require enterprise resource planning and management (ERP/ERM), dense virtualization and VDI, and line of business (LoB) applications requiring data analytics will benefit from employing the R940. 
Type: Accelerated Compute – Examples of this workload type require a GPU richness to enable best performance; this includes AI/ML, database acceleration for real-time analytics, HPC, and next-gen sequencing. 
Solution: The PowerEdge R940xa best serves this type of customer need. Workloads that require rich acceleration will find this server to be ideal as it enables a 1:1 ratio of GPU to CPU for extreme application performance. 
Customer Benefit: The R940xa as a robust platform for ML. This is due in large part to the extreme GPU support it offers, which can drive down ML training time across virtually any training algorithm. In fact, the R940xa is a prime example of how infrastructure drives faster outcomes. 
Type: Data Analytics – The emphasis in data analytics is richness of memory. To this end, data analytics platforms are optimized when there is enough data residing in memory to feed the many cores in a CPU complex.
Solution: Dell’s PowerEdge R840 server best serves this instance because it is a 2U server designed for low latency, packing up to 18TB of Intel Optane persistent memory that feeds 112 Intel Xeon cores and NVMe storage. 
Customer Benefit: Here, your customers will benefit from targeted workloads, including HPC workloads such as high frequency trading, data analytics, and dense server virtualization.
The 4-socket server solution isn’t going anywhere
As workload types become increasingly complex the 4-socket server is proving to be a critical part of the success of the modern enterprise datacenter. Dell’s 4-socket servers deliver uncompromising performance, high availability, and secure, proactive resilience. This frees your customer’s IT departments to automate many functions and free resources to better support the business. 
For customers looking to harness the power of their data, Dell should be given strong consideration. For more information on the Dell 4-socket server portfolio visit here.




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