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Principled Technologies Releases Study Assessing the Capacity Impact of

Upgrading to Windows Server 2019 from an Older Version on Dell EMC

PowerEdge R740xd Servers

In hands-on testing, PT found that upgrading from Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2019
on Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd servers with Intel Xeon Scalable processors reduced storage
footprint due to new features in Storage Spaces Direct.

Durham, NC, September 11, 2019 --( Administrators can be reluctant to move to new software
from the versions they currently run, so the benefits need to outweigh potential hassles. Principled
Technologies (PT) compared the storage capacity of a Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd cluster before and
after an upgrade from Microsoft Windows Server 2016 to the new Windows Server 2019 version of
Storage Spaces Direct. They found that the upgrade provided strong data compression ratios of up to
9.8:1. PT also quantified the amount of effort the upgrade would require, finding it took less than 3 hours
and only 25 steps.

According to the report, “The new OS let the server store data in dramatically less space, and the upgrade
process was simple and quick.”

To learn more about how businesses can improve storage capacity by upgrading Dell EMC PowerEdge
R740xd servers powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors with the Windows Server 2019 version of
Storage Spaces Direct, read the full report at

About Principled Technologies, Inc.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of technology marketing and learning &
development services.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. For more information, please

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