Servers are the heart of your computing infrastructure. Available in a seemingly endless array of memory, networking, storage, processor, and expandability options, Dell server systems were the choice of Readers' Choice voters because they support SQL Server's highly scalable platform.

Best 32-Bit Server and Best 64-Bit Server. Readers continue to rely on Dell's dependable line of PowerEdge servers and awarded them top honors in our 32-bit and 64-bit server categories. PowerEdge servers also won the 32-bit server category in SQL Server Magazine's Readers' Choice awards last year. Voters appreciate PowerEdge's sturdiness and price-performance. Dell's three PowerEdge server families comprise more than a dozen 32-bit and two 64-bit servers. Dell's Value Server family provides solutions for small business applications or home offices that are looking for an entry-level server. A versatile server for growing midsize organizations, Dell's Performance Tower line supports crucial business applications that need scalable, multi-processing performance and offers advanced technology to meet high-performance workgroup, departmental, and enterprise needs. For demanding network applications in a space-constrained environment, Dell's Rack-Dense Business server line meets high-performance, flexibility, and availability demands for service providers that must deploy multiple integrated servers in a small space. All PowerEdge products let you select from a range of components to design a server that fits your environment. Note that HP's Integrity Superdome Server came in a close second in the Best 64-Bit Server category. The close competition in this space is evidence that 64-bit technology is of growing importance.



Best Hardware Products

Best 32-Bit Server


Dell, Dell PowerEdge Servers
800-999-3355, 512-338-4400
http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/servers?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz
Price: Contact vendor for pricing

Best 64-Bit Server


Dell, Dell PowerEdge Servers
800-999-3355, 512-338-4400
http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/servers?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz
Price: Contact vendor for pricing