What is the Dell PowerEdge R820 2U?
Designed for mid to large scale enterprise use, the R820 is a 12th generation server in the PowerEdge line up of Dell’s servers. Its packs versatility and high performance in a 2U chassis and offers a range of flexible configuration options that give competition to rack servers in terms of price and performance.
The R820 has four sockets and can be plugged in with Intel’s Xeon E5 4600 CPUs, and it has up to 8 cores per processor.
It comes with 48 DIMM slots for DDR3 and the server supports storage up to 1.5 TB. There are 8 SFF hard disk drive bays that support SSD, SAS and SATA drive adding up to 16 TB of internal memory. All 8 of these internal memory drives are hot-swappable.
In the middle of the chassis, you find 6 hot-swappable fans that control the main cooling in the server. The R820 also incorporates a fresh air cooling system that allows the server to be used at temperatures above 35 centigrade.
The server has 7 PCIe slots that can be used for network accelerators and additional expansion options. The redundant hot-swappable power supplies are rated at 750 W. They can be configured to 1100 W AC or 1100 W DC as well.
Using the four CPUs, the R820 uses a smaller memory footprint to get more done and this is a key differentiating factor from its predeceasing R700 series. The quad CPU has much to offer to businesses that want to use less rack space and get more done while minimizing server costs. Whether it involves running demanding applications or using a large number of virtual machines, the R820 does it all.
Management and Deployment
The 2U rack server is fairly easy to set up and you can get it to work in under 10 minutes. Moreover, here at KahnServers, we ship all refurbished servers with a cable management kit that makes your workspace clear of a nexus of wiring that only makes management more difficult.
An iDRAC7 uses the Lifecycle controller to give remote access and you can monitor and update the server with ease. This is particularly useful if you have servers set up in different locations.
Here at KahnServers, we test and verify your refurbished server before shipping and each server from us comes with a one-year RTB warranty.
With new servers, the rate of depreciation is sometimes not worth the price tag and the room for scalability is also limited since one already spends thousands to deploy it. Refurbished servers are a better option due to the room for scalability since you can always upgrade components without them being too heavy on your pocket and also the rate of depreciation is relatively lower than that for new servers.
Why Choose KahnServers?
At KahnServers, you can purchase the Configured to Order DELL PowerEdge R820 2U at a base price of £309.99 with additional costs depending on how you custom build your server. Apart from customer support, we also offer technical support to our clients for our devices to ensure smooth and reliable use of your refurbished server.