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Dell PowerEdge R815 Rack Server

Dell PowerEdge R815 Rack Server

Value and performance in a four-socket, 2U rack server

 

Ideal for virtualisation, medium databases, high-performance computing (HPC) and other highly threaded applications, the Dell™ PowerEdge™ R815 is a four-socket, 2U rack server that offers an excellent balance of processor density, redundancy and value in a space-saving form factor.

  • Ability to scale up to 64 processors cores with AMD Opteron™ 6100 and 6200 series processors
  • Four-socket performance in a space-saving 2U form factor
  • Advanced systems-management capability with Lifecycle Controller

 

PowerEdge R815 Rack Server
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Purpose-Built for Reliability

 

Purpose-Built for Reliability

The design of the PowerEdge R815 centers on reliability and ease of use, with features ranging from robust, metal-hard drive carriers and embedded diagnostics to an interactive LCD display and industrial-quality materials. The PowerEdge R815 also includes dual internal SD modules to provide failover at the hypervisor level—another reliability feature designed with direct input from Dell customers.

Server Reliability: A Long-Term Goal

Dell customers have told us they need a server manufacturer that inspires confidence through its reliability, availability and quality of products. By listening to and focusing on what our customers want, we’ve set a simple reliability goal: Deliver quality products that stand the test of time.


To help meet this goal, Dell is dedicated to improving reliability processes by:

  • Employing robust validation and testing processes for durable product design
  • Verifying that each supplier meets Dell’s stringent quality standards
  • Utilizing robust, durable industrial materials to enable long product lifecycles
  • Introducing a Unified Server Configurator (USC), which helps to minimize downtime by offering embedded and persistent diagnostics with no media required
  • Improving redundancy generation over generation with features such as dual internal SD modules that provide failover at the hypervisor level
  • Implementing a "one-touch" quality-control process designed to ensure that one person is responsible for the entire server build
  • Ensuring that every fully configured Dell server is tested—and retested—before it leaves the factory

Server Reliability: A Long-Term Goal

Intelligent, Connected Systems Management

Along with its adherence to open standards, Dell’s systems-management portfolio focuses on simplicity, efficiency, cost containment and cost reduction. Additionally, we’ve integrated our management solutions with third-party offerings to provide your organization with a holistic focus across the solutions stack.

Intelligent, Connected Systems Management

Integrated on the server, the Lifecycle Controller helps to simplify administrator tasks by performing a comprehensive set of provisioning functions such as system deployment, system updates, hardware configuration, and diagnostics in a pre-OS environment—all from a single, intuitive interface called the Unified Server Configurator (USC). This can help eliminate the need to use and maintain multiple pieces of disparate CD/DVD media.

Intelligent, Connected Systems Management

The PowerEdge R815 also features an interactive LCD display positioned on the front of the server for easy setup, monitoring and maintenance. Plain-language diagnosis and a programmable messaging system can help users address issues quickly, while a color-based alert screen (blue for normal operation; amber for a problem) simplifies day-to-day monitoring.

Intelligent, Connected Systems Management

Dell’s OpenManageTM  systems-management portfolio also includes the Dell Management Console, which is included with every Dell server, and provides IT managers with a consolidated view of their entire IT infrastructure.

Performance-Driven Technology

Performance-Driven Technology


  • Purpose-built to provide a reliable foundation, and balanced with next-generation AMD processors, advanced memory capacity, and energy-efficient technologies, the Dell PowerEdge R815 offers an ideal combination of value and performance.
  • Featuring the latest AMD OpteronTM  processor technology, the PowerEdge R815 is designed to handle demanding workloads with outstanding speed, stability, efficiency and bottom-line value. The PowerEdge R815 offers an ideal solution for virtualization, medium to large databases, e-mail, high-performance computing (HPC) environments and other highly threaded applications.
  • Dell aims to bring value to your business by including the features you need for your specific IT environment. Our goal is to deliver outstanding performance and value through tailored, intelligent platforms based on industry standards and purposeful, innovative design.

Efficient Infrastructure



Along with rising energy costs, limitations on space, power and cooling capacity present enormous challenges for IT. PowerEdge servers drive energy efficiency as a design standard while delivering the performance you need to meet cost and environmental goals. Our energy-efficient system design, built with Energy Smart technologies, can help to manage power in your specific environment.

Efficient Infrastructure - Energy-Efficient Interior

Energy-Efficient Interior: The PowerEdge R815 includes efficient high capacity fans that spin in accordance to server workload demands, helping to reduce unnecessary noise when possible. In addition, the internal shrouding and logical layout of the internal components aids with airflow direction, helping to keep the server cool.

Efficient Infrastructure - Efficient Power Management

Efficient Power Management: The PowerEdge R815 also includes power-management features such as volt regulators, power-regulating processors and an interactive LCD screen for easy access to power-consumption information. Along with the server’s internal design, these features can simplify and aid in the management of power within your IT environment.

 

Resources

PowerEdge R815 Technical Guidebook

Dell PowerEdge R815 Spec Sheet

The AMD Opteron 6000 Series Platform: Revolutionizing Server Price/Performance

Dell Energy Smart Architecture for 11G PowerEdge Racks and Towers White Paper

PowerEdge Energy Smart Brochure

11G Thermal Design

Solid State Drive (SSD) Whitepaper

Unified Server Configurator Overview White Paper

Unified Server Configurator Security White Paper

Systems Management Simplified

Implementing Best Practices: The Dell Management Console and ITIL

Migrating to the new Dell Management Console

Managing Operating Systems and Applications with the New Dell Management Console

R815 Cabling White Paper

TCO Comparison: Dell PowerEdge R815 Vs IBM x3850 x5

Virtualized Database Performance Comparison: Dell PowerEdge R815 Vs IBM x3850 X5

Database Perfromance Comparison: Dell PowerEdge R815 Vs Two HP Proliant DL 380 G7s

Broadcom Ethernet Network Controller Enhanced Virtualization Functionality for PowerEdge Servers

TCO Comparison: Dell PowerEdge R815 vs Two HP Proliant DL 380 G7s

PowerEdge Portfolio Brochure

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