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With ultra-dense internal storage, the 2-socket, 2U Dell PowerEdge R720xd rack server is performance balanced for data intensive operations.
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 E5-2600 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
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 PCI Express® 3.0-capable expansion slots. The R720xd is a great solution for any midsize or large business that requires scalability in both memory density and storage capacity.
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 that lets you share and manage bandwidth on 10GbE connections.
R720xd ( 12 x 3.5-inch )
R720xd ( 24 x 2.5-inch )
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.
Enormous storage capacity
Use extensive local storage to quickly access and process vast amounts of data in midsize and large enterprise data centers.
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.
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.
Powerful systems management
Experience easy lifecycle manageability with intelligent hardware-driven systems administration, extensive power management and other innovative management tools
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.
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.
|Feature||PowerEdge R720xd technical specification|
|Form factor||2U rack|
|Processors||Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family|
|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: 2, 4, 6, 8|
|Memory||Up to 768GB (24 DIMM Slots): 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s|
|I/O slots||6 PCIe slots:|
• Two x16 full-length, full-height
• One x8 full-length, full-height
• Three x8 half-length, half-height
|RAID controller||Internal controllers:|
|External HBAs (RAID):|
|Drive bays||Up to twenty-six 2.5” drives or up to twelve 3.5” drives plus two 2.5” drives|
|Maximum internal storage||Up to 50TB|
|Hard drives||Hot-plug hard drive options:|
2.5” 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)
Self-encrypting drives available
|Embedded NIC||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
|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
|Availability||High-efficiency, hot-plug, redundant power supplies; hot-plug drive bays; TPM; dual internal SD support;|
hot-plug, redundant fan; optional bezel; information tag; ECC memory; extended thermal support;
ENERGY STAR® compliant; switch independent partitioning
|Remote management||iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller|
iDRAC7 Express (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise (upgrade option)
8GB or 16GB vFlash media (upgrade options)
|Systems management||IPMI 2.0 compliant|
Dell OpenManage™ Essentials and Dell Management Console
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Dell 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
|Operating systems||Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012|
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, x64 (includes
Microsoft Windows® Small Business Server 2011
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
VMware vSphere® including ESX™ and ESXi™
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®
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