Summary: Dell’s PowerEdge R720 just keeps on getting better, making it well suited to running a wide range of business applications. Its E5-2600 v2 Xeons deliver more cores for less power, expansion potential is superb and its CacheCade feature can seriously boost read IOPS.
Pros: Supports E5-2600 v2 Xeons, superb design, high expansion potential, excellent virtualisation features
Summary: As a general-purpose 2U rack server, the PowerEdge R720 looks capable of running any application that can be thrown at it. Its massive memory capacity and hypervisor redundancy make it ideal for virtualisation, while the storage capacity, expansion potential and remote management are excellent.