A First Look at the Dell PowerEdge M630

The PowerEdge M630, Dell’s newest blade server based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 was announced today.  Although specifics haven’t been officially posted on Dell’s website, a video releasing some highlights of the newest member to the PowerEdge family was found on YouTube by Gartner Analyst,  @Daniel_Bowers, so here is a quick look at it.

M630 with 4 - 1.8 SSDThe PowerEdge M630 is a half-height blade server with up to 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 CPUs (up to 36 cores), 24 DDR4 DIMMs, up to 4 x 10GbE CNA ports plus support for up to 2 additional  I/O mezzanine expansion cards (up to 8 x 10GbE total ports).  Best of all is the “4 drive configuration” as shown in the image to the left.  More details on that when it becomes available…

UPDATED: The newest addition to this blade server is the use of 1.8″ Solid State Drives (SSDs) offering high performance at an affordable price point. Dell has not published the available drive sizes, but as they become available, I’ll publish them here.

Check out the full video on the Dell PowerEdge M630 Blade Server here.


Kevin Houston - Founder, BladesMadeSimple.comKevin Houston is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BladesMadeSimple.com. He has over 17 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 works for Dell as a Server Sales Engineer covering the Global Enterprise market.

Disclaimer: The views presented in this blog are personal views and may or may not reflect any of the contributors’ employer’s positions. Furthermore, the content is not reviewed, approved or published by any employer.