The R630 makes for an excellent node in software-defined deployments ranging from vSAN to ScaleIO.
Review date: January 20, 2017 | Model: Dell PowerEdge R630
As with many Dell PowerEdge solutions, the R630 is a versatile and feature-rich server platform. The PowerEdge R630 specifically, is ideal for a wide range of use cases in software-defined environments where the nodes fit a fixed configuration and generally remain static over the long haul. Users have the option of equipping the R630 with the latest Intel E5-2600 v4 CPUs, up to 1.5TB RAM and configurations with up to 24 1.8" SSDs (though our build was comprised of a 10-drive configuration). All of this is intelligently packed into a small 1U form factor. Size certainly doesn’t matter with the R630, however, as this server showed some impressive performance during our Sysbench and SQL Server tests despite its small physical footprint... The Dell PowerEdge R630 packs quite a performance punch in its compact form factor. As with most units in the PowerEdge line, there is enough customizability for the R630 to hit any number of needs.Reviewed by: StorageReview Enterprise Lab | Read full review...