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PowerEdge R720xd Rack Server

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Outstanding storage capacity in a 2-socket 2U rack server.

Easily scale for massive data growth with the excellent storage capacity, memory density and I/O capabilities of the PowerEdge™ R720xd rack server.

 

 

Processor

  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 or E5-2600 v2 product family

    Processor Sockets:
    2

    Internal Interconnect:
    2 x Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) links; 6.4 GT/s; 7.2 GT/s; 8.0 GT/s

    Cache:
    2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes Hyper-V®)
    Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    Virtualization options:
    Citrix® XenServer®
    VMware® vSphere® ESXi ™
    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®

Chipset

  • Intel C602

Memory*

  • Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR3 up to 1866MT/s

Storage

  • Maximum Internal Storage:
    50TB

    Hot-plug hard drive options:
    2.5” SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K), SAS 512n (15K)
    3.5” SAS (15K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
    Self-encrypting drives available

Drive Bays

  • Up to twenty-six 2.5” drives or up to twelve 3.5” drives plus two 2.5” drives

Slots

  • 6 PCIe slots:
    Two x16 full-length, full-height
    One x8 full-length, full-height
    Three x8 half-length, half-height

Communications

  • Broadcom® 5720 quad-port 1GbE Base-T (no TOE or iSCSI offload)
    Intel I350 quad-port 1GbE Base-T (no TOE or iSCSI offload)
    Intel X540 dual-port 10GbE Base-T with 2 x 1GbE (FCoE capability enabled on the 10GbE ports)
    Broadcom 57800S dual-port 10GbE Base-T with 2 x 1GbE (TOE and iSCSI offload available on 10GbE ports)
    Broadcom 57800S dual-port 10GbE SFP+ with 2 x 1GbE (TOE and iSCSI offload available on 10GbE ports)
    Broadcom 57840S quad-port 10GbE SFP+ Rack NDC (NPAR1.0, SRIOV, DCB, iSCSI and FCoE offloads and CEM)

Power

  • Platinum efficiency 495W, 750W or Platinum+ efficiency 1100W power supplies
    Auto-ranging power supplies

Availability

  • High-efficiency PSU; hot-plug redundant PSU; hot-plug drive bays; TPM/No-TPM; dual internal SD support; hot-plug redundant fan; optional bezel; luggage-tag; ECC memory, extended thermal support; ENERGY STAR® compliant, extended power range; Switch Agnostic Partitioning (SWAP)

Management

  • Remote Management:
    iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller
    iDRAC7 Express (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise (upgrade option)
    8GB vFlash media (upgrade option), 16GB vFlash media (upgrade optional)

    Systems Management:
    IPMI 2.0 compliant
    OpenManage™ Essentials
    OpenManage Power Center
    OpenManage Connections:
    • Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
    • Dell plug-in for VMware® vCenter™
    • HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems Management

Rack Support

  • ReadyRails II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with support for optional tool-less cable management arm
    ReadyRails static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded and 2-post (Telco) racks

RAID

  • Internal controllers:
    PERC H310
    PERC H710
    PERC H710P

    External HBAs (RAID):
    PERC H810

Regulatory

PowerEdge R720xd

Powerful and Balanced Performance

Satisfy your applications that are hungry for local storage and I/O (input/output) performance with the outstanding capabilities of the next-generation PowerEdge™ R720xd rack server.
PowerEdge r720xd — powerful and balanced performance
Performance-packed computing
Dramatically boost application performance with the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 or E5-2600v2 product family and up to 24 dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs). Built with 22-nanometer process technology and up to 12 cores per processor, it enables super-fast processing for compute-intensive tasks.
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Enormous storage capacity
Use extensive local storage to quickly access and process vast amounts of data in midsize and large enterprise data centers.
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Advanced I/O capabilities
Enhance your data center performance with the balanced, scalable I/O capabilities of the PowerEdge R720xd — including integrated PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0-capable expansion slots.
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Outstanding Server Utility

Put the power and flexibility of the PowerEdge™ R720xd rack server to work for your large mail server, web hosting, database or other enterprise-level applications.
PowerEdge R720xd - Outstanding server utility
Powerful systems management
Experience easy lifecycle manageability with intelligent hardware-driven systems administration, extensive power management and other innovative management tools
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Superb operational efficiency
Maintain high-level data center productivity, security and maintenance with next-generation reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features within the R720xd infrastructure.
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Flexible and scalable networking
Tailor your network throughput to match your application needs with features that allow you to take full advantage of your additional I/O (input/output) performance.
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The new generation PowerEdge experience

Make IT the engine for your business success. The newest generation PowerEdge family is engineered with the right combination of features and performance scalability to handle tough workloads for both large and small data center environments.

Improve operational efficiency with enhanced systems management

Streamline operations and boost productivity to get the most out of every dollar spent. Manage your Dell PowerEdge servers in complex IT environments by automating the most essential server lifecycle management tasks — deploy, update, monitor and maintain.

Global Services and Support

Dell Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell Services team takes a holistic view of your needs and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives while using established delivery methods, local talent and in-depth domain knowledge to help lower your total cost of ownership.
Dell Global Services includes a broad, customisable range of choices to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment to help you transition from platform to platform.

Depending on your current business requirements and the level of service you require, we can provide you with factory, onsite, remote, modular and specialised services that fit your needs and budget. We’ll help you with a little or a lot—your choice—and provide you with access to our global resources.

Dell Enterprise Deployment Services

Dell’s end-to-end deployment services ensure your Dell Server installation, configuration and implementation is completed accurately and quickly—anytime, anywhere—with proven processes based on best practices acquired from thousands of deployments by our highly skilled experts.
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Dell Support Services

Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services that enable you to choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. For hyper-scale data centers, we also offer ProSupport Flex for Data Center.
Dell Training Services

Dell Education Services aims to complement your relationship with Dell as a trusted partner by offering Education Services for our own products, for industry leading infrastructure solutions and for the ongoing development of your organization. It is a global organization with local representation, classrooms and web-based training available worldwide.

Dell IT Consulting Services

Dell IT Consulting Services utilize skilled solution architects, innovative tools, automated analysis and our own intellectual property to give you rapid insight into the root causes of unnecessary complexity. We seek better answers than traditional service models, based on our belief that solving problems should not need armies of people. Our strategy is to help you quickly identify high-impact, short-duration projects that deliver return on investment (ROI) and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The result is practical, action-oriented plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes. From Data Center Optimization to Server Virtualization to Systems Management, our consulting services help you build a more efficient enterprise.

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Dell OpenManage Systems Management portfolio
The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio, including Dell PowerEdge server embedded management feature integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller, helps IT Administrators efficiently manage Dell servers in physical, virtual, local and remote environments, operating in band or out of band, with or without a systems management software agent. Irrespective of the operating system or hypervisor you deploy, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller automates the most essential and frequently performed server management tasks to help your IT resources become more productive and your IT environment more cost-effective and well-maintained. Dell OpenManage also integrates and connects to leading third-party systems management solutions you may already own, so you can maintain your single point of control and capitalize on your existing investment. 

Solutions and Systems Management

  
Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions
You face an expanding set of challenges for provisioning, managing and supporting end-user computing across your enterprise. Your IT team is not growing, but support requirements are more complex as you plan how best to migrate and update client systems, and secure new “smart” mobile devices.

With Dell DVS you can create a centralized end-user computing environment that streamlines desktop management and reduces maintenance burden on your IT staff. Now you can focus on important projects to improve IT services. Dell DVS solutions are completely integrated and tested solutions that are powered by advanced Dell PowerEdge rack and blade servers.

Dell’s purpose-built DVS solutions combine the performance, memory capacity and embedded hypervisor options in Dell PowerEdge servers with desktop virtualization software in optimized configurations. DVS solutions simplify deployments and accelerate your time-to-value. Dell DVS solutions deliver:
 
  • Simplified management: Centralized desktop management so you can support a wider range of end-user devices without incurring additional cost or complexity
  • Streamlined operations: Decoupling the operating system, applications and user data from devices reduces complexity and streamlines desktop maintenance and updates
  • Secure IP and data: Intellectual property and business data is secured and centralized reducing your vulnerabilities for data loss and unauthorized access to your network
  • Support for mobility: Provide secure access for smartphones and personal devices across your organization and externally to your contractors and partners


Dell DVS solutions are informed by more than 50,000 hours of testing and validated by implementations in organizations like yours so you can deploy with confidence.

Storage Options
With Dell Compellent, Dell EqualLogic and Dell PowerVault, we have created a comprehensive and innovative portfolio of storage products, all of which are easy to deploy, manage and grow. Whether you use network attached storage (NAS), direct attached storage (DAS), internet SCSI (iSCSI) or Fibre Channel (FC), Dell has a product that can meet your business needs and reduce the cost and complexity of storage.


The Value of Dell StorageThe Value of Dell Storage:
Dell’s open, standards-based solutions let customers of all sizes integrate new technologies without sacrificing performance or their existing IT investments.



Direct Attached StorageDirect-Attached Storage:
The Dell PowerVault MD storage family offers easy and economical expansion for Dell PowerEdge servers enabling high availability and scalability for demanding business applications.
 

Disk to Disk BackupDisk-to-Disk Backup
Due to expanding volumes of data that must be backed up and protected along with shrinking backup windows, many IT departments have moved to or added disk-based backups.
 

Network Attached StorageNetwork-Attached Storage
NAS is a specialized storage server with its own IP address that is made available to multiple clients and servers on a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).



Object Based StorageObject-Based Storage
The Dell DX Object Storage Platform is designed to intelligently access, store, protect and distribute fixed digital content.



Storage Area NetworkStorage Area Network
A storage area network (SAN) is a network of shared storage devices, such as disk storage arrays and tape automation



Tape BackupTape Backup
Considered the first and last line of defense against data loss, tape and removable disks can be used for long-term data storage and backup.
 

Unified StorageUnified Storage
Unified Storage is a term that describes the ability to manage both file- and block-level data.
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