Start Exploring and Driving the 4-Socket Opportunity

High-performance PowerEdge R940 server can help drive business for you and your customers

In today’s fast-changing business world, constantly increasing application and end-user demands drive many organizations to seek server performance and efficiency benefits that were typically previously only achievable with hyperscale solutions. But now the new Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio can deliver almost everything that IT managers are looking for – and more.

The latest PowerEdge servers are built from the ground up to deliver high performance plus unmatched systems management with versatile onboard storage configurations, all of which is optimized for key enterprise applications.

Perfect for powering mission-critical applications

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R940, our highest performing, 4-socket server, is designed to power mission-critical applications and make real-time decisions, enabling organizations to drive IT transformation.

The new R940 rack server was specifically developed to provide your customers with the perfect server solution for extremely demanding, mission-critical workloads – like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), dense virtualization analytics and very large in-memory databases.

Significant performance benefits

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 will be an attractive proposition for customers ranging from SMBs to large enterprises and public sector organizations. IT department heads and managers running complicated IT environments with multiple servers or storage products should be primary targets for your server refresh conversations – especially around the benefits of 4-socket solutions.

The PowerEdge R940 is available with up to 24 2.5” drives and as many as 12 NVME drives – in just 3U. Inside, it’s powered by up to 4 next-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. With a scalable business architecture, intelligent automation and integrated security built-in as standard, this affordable but incredibly high-performing server delivers significant customer benefits:

  • 50 percent more NVMe than previous R930 server;
  • Up to 48 DIMMs, totalling 6TBs of memory with up to 12 NVDIMMs;
  • Highly optimized design, reducing footprint from 4U to 3U;
  • Up to 28 cores per processor (27 percent increase) and increased memory bandwidth (50 percent increase).*

Encourage customers to explore 4-socket opportunities

With the Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 server, increased performance for mission-critical applications is easily achieved without rip-and-replace system upgrades. So be sure to reach out to any customers with ageing servers that are still in active service but are now out of warranty and to lapsed customers with very old servers. Customers that require UNIX to Linux migrations will be especially interested in the benefits of 4-socket servers.

Stepping up to a 4-socket solution also enables them to take advantage of dense virtualization, allowing the spin-up of multiple VMs, either for production or for development, and making it easier to maximize the utilization of the single-server environment.  Scaling up can be accomplished easily by adding RAM and/or processors. The more VMs you can get per U of rack space, the larger the potential overall savings.

Start driving the conversation

To help you engage customers and promote the benefits of 4-socket servers, and the PowerEdge R940 in particular, we’ve created an introductory email for you to send out. You can also access a whole range of materials – including Battlecards, product spec sheets, product videos and technical guides – to help you steer the conversation and drive demand.

Send the PowerEdge R940 Rack Server email to your customers

(Translated email files are available in the Partner Playbook)

* Based on Dell internal analysis, comparing the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor to Intel® Xeon® E5 v4 processor, March 2017