Dell PowerEdge R720xd Review
Designed for workloads that are hungry for storage and I/O performance, like medical imaging and email servers, the Dell PowerEdge R720xd rack server is a powerful combination of highly expandable memory, impressive I/O capabilities and extraordinary storage capacity. Powered by Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, and reinforced with reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features like hot-plug fans, disks and power-supply units (PSUs), the R720xd delivers outstanding performance and rock-solid reliability.
Exploit extensive local storage
Quickly access and process vast amounts of data with the PowerEdge R720xd, which offers twenty-four 2.5-inch disks or twelve 3.5-inch disks (plus two 2.5-inch disks in the back of the server), up to 768GB of memory (24 DIMMs) and integrated PCIe Gen3-capable expansion slots. The R720xd is a great solution for any mid-size or large business that requires scalability in both memory density and storage capacity.
Tailor your network fabric
The R720xd’s network features allow you to tailor your network throughput to match your application needs, enabling added I/O performance. Dell Select Network Adapters, our flexible NIC technology, let you choose the right network fabric without using up a valuable PCI slot. You can pick speed, technology, vendor and other options, like switch independent partitioning (SIP) that lets you share and manage bandwidth on 10GbE connections.
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 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 outof-band, with or without a systems management software agent. OpenManage 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. OpenManage simplifies the lifecycle of deploying, updating, monitoring, and maintaining your Dell PowerEdge servers.