Built for affordable versatility.
Deliver balanced performance and midrange scalability with a powerful 2S/2U rack server.
Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2600 product family
Form Factor: 2U rack
Processor Sockets: 2
2x Intel Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) links; 6.4 GT/s; 7.2 GT/s; 8.0 GT/s
VMware® vSphere® ESXi ™
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization®
Chipset : Intel C602
Memory: Up to 768GB (24 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1866MT/s
RAID Controllers :
External HBAs (RAID):
Network Controller :
1GbE or 10Gb embedded NIC options with iSCSI offload
4-port (4 x 1GbE) Embedded NIC Broadcom 5709c
4-port (2 x 10Gb + 2 x 1GbE) Embedded NIC Broadcom 57711 + Broadcom 5709c
Power : Platinum efficiency 495W, 750W or Platinum+ efficiency 1100W power supplies
Auto-ranging power supplies
Rack Support :
ReadyRails™ sliding rails for 4-post racks with support for optional cable management arm, or ReadyRails™ static rails for 4-post and 2-post racks
1U/2U Rail Attachment Brackets
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC7 Express (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise (upgrade option)
8GB vFlash media (upgrade option), 16GB vFlash media (upgrade optional)
Maximum Internal Storage:
Hot-plug hard drive options:
2.5” SAS SSD, SATA SSD, SAS (15K, 10K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K), SAS 512e (15K)
3.5” SAS (15K), nearline SAS (7.2K), SATA (7.2K)
Self-encrypting drives available
Video Card : Matrox® G200eW w/ 8MB
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)
Accelerate performance across a wide range of workloads
A 2-socket 2U rack server with up to two GPUs, delivering the flexible performance needed for datacenter workloads such as cloud, virtualization and HPC
PowerEdge R720xd 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.
Internal features :
Dell hasn’t changed anything significant internally but there’s no need to as the R720 is already very well designed. The CPU sockets are accompanied by 24 DIMM slots supporting a maximum of 764GB and the price for the review system includes a healthy 128GB of 1,866MHz DDR3.
Power and remote management :
We hooked the server up to our inline meter and recorded a draw of 115W with Windows Server 2012 R2 in idle. Under maximum load from the SiSoft Sandra benchmarking app, this peaked at 322W.