Strong IT foundation
Designed to excel at running a wide range of applications and virtualization environments for both mid-size and large enterprises, the Dell PowerEdge R720 rack server is a general purpose platform with highly expandable memory (up to 768GB) and impressive I/O capabilities to match. With Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processors, and the ability to support dual RAID controllers, the Dell PowerEdge R720 can readily handle very demanding workloads, such as data warehouses, e-commerce, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), databases and high performance computing (HPC) as a data node.
Manage data overload
Keep pace with the explosion of data in the virtual age with the flexible, powerful I/O and storage capabilities of the R720. Up to 16 internal hard drives and integrated PCI Express®, 3.0-capable expansion slots greatly increase your capacity, while optional
hot-plug, front-access PCIe SSDs (4) enable performance-enhancing, in-box storage tiering. Moreover, Dell Select Network Adapters, our flexible NIC technology, lets you choose the right network fabric to match your needs without using up a valuable PCIe slot.
Accelerate the solution
Boost the performance of your HPC or VDI environment by combining the PowerEdge R720’s memory density with an optional GPU accelerator (some with over 500 cores). Choose from a range of GPU options for greater assisted performance.
Virtualize more with the Dell PowerEdge R720
Maximize your data center’s application capacity by expanding your virtual environment using the Dell PowerEdge R720 large memory footprint. Choose an industry-leading hypervisor and take advantage of our system management capability to manage both physical and virtual assets. The Dell PowerEdge R720 can help maximize your virtual machines’ uptime with redundant failsafe hypervisors. Finally, Dell’s Virtual Integrated System™ (VIS) solution lets you enable complex virtualization environments in just a few mouse clicks.
The PowerEdge server line
The 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. The Dell OpenManage™ systems management portfolio includes the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller. This embedded feature helps IT Administrators 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. Open Manage integrates and connects to third-party systems management solutions so you can maintain your single point of control and capitalize on your existing investment. Open Manage simplifies the lifecycle of deploying, updating, monitoring and maintaining your Dell PowerEdge servers.
|Form Factor||2U rack||Hard Drives||2.5” PCIe SSD, SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K) 3.5” SAS (15K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)|
|Processors||Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family||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|
|Processor Sockets||2||Power Supply||Auto-ranging Titanium efficiency, hot-plug redundant 750W AC power supply; Auto-ranging Platinum efficiency, hot-plug redundant 495W, 750W or 1100W AC power supply; 1100W DC power supply|
|Front Side Bus||2 x Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI)||Availability||DDR3 memory; ECC; hot-plug hard drives; optional hot-plug redundant power supplies; dual embedded NICs with failover and load balancing support|
|Cache||2.5MB per core; core options: 2, 4, 6, 8||Video||NA|
|Chipset||Intel® c600||Remote Management||iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller|
|Memory||Up to 768GB (24 DIMM Slots): 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s||Systems Management||Dell™ OpenManage™|
|I/O Slots||7 PCIe slots: • One x16 full-length, full-height • Three x8 full-length, full-height • Three x8 half-length, half-height||Embedded Hypervisor||Optional Embedded SD Media|
|RAID Controller||Internal controllers: PERC S110 (SW RAID) PERC H310 PERC H710 PERC H710P External HBAs (RAID): PERC H810 External HBAs (non-RAID): 6Gbps SAS HBA||Rack Support||ReadyRails™ sliding rails with optional cable management arm for 4-post racks|
|Drive Bays||Up to eight 3.5” drives or up to sixteen 2.5” drives||Maximum Internal Storage||Up to 12TB|