New Dell PowerEdge: More power, deeper management

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First look: 12-gen, 2U Dell PowerEdge R720xd pairs hardware heft with first-rate remote management tools

The Dell PowerEdge R720xd is one of the first offerings in Dell's new, 12th-generation PowerEdge server lineup. It's basically an expanded version of the PowerEdge 720 and oriented toward fast, well-managed file, virtualization, and storage workloads. That means the box has a distinguished pedigree to live up to, and after putting the R720xd through its paces, I'm sure its lineage won't be disappointed.

The R720xd's hardware muscle ups the performance bar from its 11-gen siblings -- for example, delivering 53% more OLTP performance than the previous-gen R710. Aside from the obligatory boost in horsepower, it's clear that Dell has concentrated much of its design efforts on remote server management.

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