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Dell PowerEdge R720xd
12th Generation 2U Rackmount Servers
Dell PowerEdge R730 Servers

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 forstorage and I/O performance, like medicalimaging and email servers, the Dell PowerEdge R720xd rack server is a powerful combinationof highly expandable memory, impressive I/O capabilities and extraordinary storage capacity. Powered by Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processors,and reinforced with reliability, availability andserviceability (RAS) features like hot-plug fans,disks and power supply units (PSUs), the R720xd delivers outstanding performance and rock-solidreliability. The R720xd is a great solution for any midsize or large business that requires scalability inboth memory density and storage capacity.

Helpful features include:

  • Exploit extensive local storage - Quickly access and process vast amounts of data. The 2U server 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.
  • Tailor your network fabric - 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, vendorand other options, like switch independent partitioning that lets you share and manage bandwidth on 10GbE connections.
  • Award Winning - Winner of the 2012 CRN Innovators Award, the R720xd shattered performance records of all that had come before. In addition to its ground breaking performance, CRN said it also deliver outstanding value and rock-solid reliability to the enterprise running these systems.
Dell PowerEdge R720xd
Technical Specifications
Form Factor:
2U Rackmount Server
Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2600 product family

Processor Socket: 2

Internal Interconnect: 2x Intel Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) links; 6.4 GT/s; 7.2 GT/s; 8.0 GT/s
Intel C600
Up to 768GB (24 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600M T/s
I/O channels:
6 PCIe slots:
Two x16 full-length, full-height
One x8 full-length, full-height
Three x8 half-length, half-height
Remote Managment:
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC7 Express (default), iDRAC7 Enterprise (upgrade option)
8GB vFlash media (upgrade option), 16GB vFlash media (upgrade option)

Systems Managment:
IPMI 2.0 compliant
OpenManage™ Essentials and Dell Management Console
OpenManage Power Center

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
RAID controller:
Internal controllers:

External controllers:
Drive Bays:
Up to twenty-six 2.5" drives or up to twelve 3.5" drives plus two 2.5" drives
Maximum Internal Storage:
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
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
Platinum efficiency 495W, 750W or Platinum+ efficiency 1100W power supplies
Auto-ranging power supplies

More information can be found on the official Dell PowerEdge R720xd Specs PDF.

PowerEdge R720xd

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