REVIEW: How rack servers from HPE, Dell and IBM stack up

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Rack servers are data center workhorses – efficient, flexible and expandable. A rack lets IT pros fit many servers into a relatively small footprint, and built-in cable-management components allow for expansion while keeping the installation tidy.

HPE ProLiant DL, Dell EMC PowerEdge R, HPE Apollo, and IBM Power Systems are among the leading rack servers in the market, according to IT pros in the IT Central Station community. IT Central Station is a knowledge-sharing site made up of professionals discussing technology products they use every day.

Based on these users’ experiences, the most important criteria to consider when choosing a rack server include simple cable component connectivity, server density and specialized cooling systems.

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