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PowerEdge T420 tower server

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Balanced performance with room to grow.

Help deliver robust performance, scalability and reliability to your organization with the ample power, memory and I/O bandwidth of the PowerEdge™ T420 tower.

  • Starting Price $146400
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Balanced processing, memory and I/O

Start building your future with PowerEdge T420, a workhorse tower server engineered to deliver performance, expandability and reliability in a quiet office setting.
PowerEdge T420 Server: Balanced processing, memory and I/O
Productive performance
Help enhance office productivity with the two-socket PowerEdge™ T420, powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families. Matching the fast and efficient processing with a dense memory footprint enables small and midsize business offices to crunch through critical business applications quickly and efficiently.
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Advanced I/O
Improve your I/O capabilities for data intensive tasks through PCIe expansion slots and optional internal GPU acceleration.
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Versatile storage
Tailor your storage capacity to fit your needs. The PowerEdge T420 features up to 16 hot-swap drive bays to help maximize data management efficiency.
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Designed to grow with you

Implement the T420’s versatile performance and efficient management as an office tower server or mount as a rack server as you grow into larger data centers.
PowerEdge T420 Server - Designed to Grow with You
Intelligent systems management
Simplify deploying,updating,monitoring and maintaining your PowerEdge™ servers with the Dell™ OpenManage™ portfolio.
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Outstanding efficiency and availability
Help keep your workplace efficient, your operating expenses in check and your workflow secure with the T420’s designed-in reliability, availability and serviceability features.
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Flexible deployment
Easily deploy the T420 as an office-environment tower or take advantage of its rack-mount capability to move it into the data center as your business grows.
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The new generation PowerEdge experience

Make IT the engine for your business success. The newest generation of 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 help 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 life cycle management tasks: deploy, update, monitor and maintain. For more information, visit dell.com/openmanage.

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 you lower your total cost of ownership.

Processor

  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product families

    Processor Sockets:
    2

    Internal Interconnect:
    Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) link: 6.4GT/s; 7.2GT/s; 8.0 GT/s

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

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 384GB (12 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s

Storage

  • Maximum Internal Storage:
    Up to 32TB

    Hard Drives:

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

    Cabled hard drive options:
    3.5” SATA, nearline SAS, SAS (15K)

Drive Bays

  • Choose from four 3.5” cabled, eight 3.5” hot-plug, or sixteen 2.5” hot-plug drive bays

Slots

  • 6 PCIe slots:
    Two x16 slot s with x16 bandwidth, 3.0, full-length, full-height
    One x8 slot with x4 bandwidth, 3.0, half-length, full-height
    One x8 slot with x4 bandwidth, 2.0, half-length, full-height
    One x8 slot with x4 bandwidth, 3.0, full-length, full-height
    One x8 slot with x1 bandwidth, 2.0, full-length, full-height

    GPU options:
    One NVIDIA® Quadro® 6000 graphics card or up to two NVIDIA Quadro 4000 graphics card

RAID Controllers

  • Internal controllers:
    PERC S110 (SW RAID)
    PERC H310
    PERC H710
    PERC H710P

    External HBAs (RAID):
    PERC H810

    External HBAs (non-RAID):
    6Gbps SAS HBA

Network Controller

  • Embedded NIC:
    Broadcom® 5720 GbE Dual Port 1Gb LOM

    I/O adapter options:

    1Gb Ethernet:
    Broadcom 5720 Dual Port 1Gb NIC
    Broadcom 5719 Quad Port 1Gb NIC
    Intel I350 Dual Port 1Gb stand-up adapter
    Intel I350 Quad Port 1Gb stand-up adapter

    10Gb Converged Ethernet:
    Brocade® BR1020 Dual Port 10Gb CNA
    Qlogic® QLE8262 Dual Port 10Gb DA/SFP+
    Broadcom 57810S Dual Port 10Gb Base-T CNA
    Broadcom 57810S Dual Port 10Gb DA/SFP+ CNA

    10Gb Ethernet:
    Intel X520 Dual Port 10Gb DA/SFP+ server adapter
    Intel X540 Dual Port 10Gb Base-T adapter

    FC8/FC4 HBA:
    QLogic QLE2460 4Gb Single Port FC HBA
    QLogic QLE2462 4Gb Dual Port FC HBA
    QLogic QLE2560 8Gb Single Port FC HBA
    OLogic QLE2562 8Gb Dual Port FC HBA
    Emulex® LPe-12000-E 8Gb Single Port FC HBA
    Emulex LPe-12002-E 8Gb Dual Port FC HBA
    Brocade 815 8Gb Single Port FC HBA
    Brocade 825 8Gb Dual Port FC HBA

Power

  • Power Supply:
    Titanium efficiency, hot-plug, redundant 750W power supply
    Platinum efficiency, hot-plug redundant 750W or 1100W power supplies
    Auto-ranging power supplies

Availability

  • Optional high-efficiency, hot-plug, redundant power supplies; hot-plug drive bays; TPM; dual internal SD support; redundant fans; optional bezel; luggage tag; ECC memory; optional interactive LCD screen; extended thermal support; ENERGY STAR® compliant; switch independent partitioning

Chassis

  • Form factor:
    Tower (5U rackable)

    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 (for rackable chassis model only)

Management

  • Remote Management:
    Basic management (default)
    iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller
    iDRAC7 Express (upgrade option) or iDRAC7 Enterprise (upgrade option)
    8GB or 16GB vFlash media (upgrade options)

    Systems Management:
    IPMI 2.0 compliant
    OpenManage™ Essentials
    OpenManage Power Center
    Dell OpenManage Connections:
    • 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 (NSM)

Regulatory

Dell Global Services include a wide, customisable range of choices to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment, and to help you transition from platform to platform.

Depending on your current business requirements and the level of service you want, 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 and provide you with access to our global resources like our global command centers.

Dell IT Consulting Services

Dell global infrastructure consulting services utilise skilled solution architects, innovative tools, automated analysis and our own intellectual property to give customers 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 customers quickly identify high-impact, short-duration projects that deliver returns on investment (ROI) and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The results are practical, action-oriented plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes. From Data Center Optimisation to Server Virtualisation to Systems Management, our consulting services help you build a more efficient enterprise.

Dell Managed Services

Dell Managed Services are a modular set of lifecycle services designed to help customers automate and centrally configure, deploy and manage their day-to-day data center operations. These services extend a customer’s existing on-premise IT infrastructure with off-premise cloud services designed to better address challenges with mobility, highly distributed organisations, security, compliance, business continuity and disaster preparedness.

Deploy: Our factory, remote and onsite installation services for servers make efficient use of your employees' time by helping to speed up activities like configuration, customisation and deployment, enabling delivery of systems that are ready to work right out of the box.

Operate: Dell can help optimise your data center operations, including storage, backup and virtual environments by focusing on remote monitoring, reporting and alerts, along with full remote management for storage and backup environments, to free up IT resources.
 
Protect: Dell Data Center Backup Management services are available to assist you with reporting to help refine SLA requirements, to provide monitoring to improve process efficiency or for the full management of your backup environment.

Recovery and Recycling: Dell Asset Recovery and Recycling Services help you recover and dispose of owned or leased computer equipment, in a manner that follows EPA guidelines.

Dell ProSupport

Dell ProSupport is a suite of support services that enable you to build the solution that’s right for your organisation. Choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. From the desktop to the datacenter, address everyday IT challenges such as unplanned downtime, mission critical needs, data and asset protection, support planning, resource allocation, software application management and more. From basic support to remote support services Optimise your IT resources by prescribing the right support model.
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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