Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Is this thing on? Tap…Tap…

It’s been a while. Since we’ve last written, Diablo 3 was finally released in all of its demon-slaying glory, Apple taught smart phone addicts to dream a little bigger with the New iPad, and Hollywood BA Michael Fassbender signed on to star in the Assassin’s Creed movie. Oh right, and in the enterprise technology world, new generations of servers have been released from Dell, HP and IBM. Now that we’re caught up from the last 2 years or so, let me give you a thorough introduction to two of the rockstars from the new generational server releases, the 12th generation Dell PowerEdge R720 and Dell PowerEdge R720xd 2U rack servers.

With technological innovations like Intel’s Xeon E5-2600 processors and the new iDRAC7, Dell R720 and R720xd servers are pretty freaking sweet if you’re into the latest-technologies-on-the-market kind of thing. And the buzz doesn’t stop there, PowerEdge R720 and R720xd rack servers also feature new Broadcom and Intel-based NIC daughtercards, 10GbE ports with FCoE offload, and a new PERC H710P mini card. Yet when it comes to a showdown between the two of them, the R720xd server emerges victorious as king of the datacenter with 26 hard disk drives in a 2U server for a whopping 36TB of internal storage capacity (for real). But you definitely can’t go wrong with either server, available from Vista Computer in recertified and refurbished options.


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