A new finding from the Dell EMC PowerEdge Engineering identified the Dell EMC PowerEdge M630 blade server as being more efficient and offering lower energy costs than the HPE ProLiant BL460 Gen 9.
The published tech note found the Dell EMC solution can offer an annual savings on electrical costs of $432 per blade chassis based on a more efficient layout of the 2.5″ in the PowerEdge M630 blade server. Based upon the positioning of the hard drives, the M630 allows a more direct path of fresh air to hit the CPUs however the HPE ProLiant BL460 Gen 9 drives are positioned in the center of the blade therefore blocking the CPU airflow. The test results showed the HPE ProLiant Blade System c7000 chassis consumed an additional 325W of power compared to the Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e.
For complete details please review the full Tech Note at http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/20443607
Also, check out the other Dell EMC PowerEdge Tech Notes at: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers
Kevin Houston is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BladesMadeSimple.com. He has 20 years of experience in the x86 server marketplace. Since 1997 Kevin has worked at several resellers in the Atlanta area, and has a vast array of competitive x86 server knowledge and certifications as well as an in-depth understanding of VMware and Citrix virtualization. Kevin has worked at Dell EMC as a Server Sales Engineer covering the Global Enterprise market since August 2011 and currently works as a Technical Architect supporting the Central Region.
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