I’ve blogged before about the PowerEdge R820’s superior industry-standard benchmark results using SPEC and TPC workloads.  We can now add the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark to that list! 

The PowerEdge R820, a 4-socket, 2U rack server, has surpassed similar Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 Product Family based servers from IBM, HP, and Cisco on the SAP SD Two Tier benchmark, as shown below:

The SAP SD benchmark models a sell-from-stock scenario, which includes order creation, delivery of goods, and invoicing.  A better benchmark score means more users, and therefore higher levels of productivity for businesses.  The details of the two-tier benchmark comparison between top Xeon E5-4600 based servers from Dell, IBM, HP, and Cisco is summarized below:

Dell invests heavily in optimizing enterprise solutions around workloads, and SAP is a key workload for customers.  Expect to see continued improvements in Dell’s support of customers using SAP applications, and look for more outstanding SAP Standard Application benchmark results from Dell moving forward!