The Dell PowerEdge R420 is a two-socket,
1U rack-mount server oering an aggressive
entry-price point combined with internal
expandability, enabling congurations to be tailored
to specic workloads and user requirements, and
supporting growth through the life of the server.
The R420 is an excellent t for departmental
email, workgroup collaboration, web hosting,
e-commerce and le and print in space-constrained
environments and in departmental or remote sites
of large businesses and public organizations. The
R420 is also highly attractive for compute-intense
applications in space-constrained areas, as well as
high-performance computing (HPC) workloads.
Consistent worldwide support makes it appealing to
multinational businesses and organizations.
Performance, reliability and
The R420 features the extensive performance of the Intel
processor E5-2400 and E5-2400 v2 product
families. Powerful processors alone, however,
are not enough to deliver balanced performance.
Compute power must be combined with sucient
memory and I/O bandwidth to prevent performance
bottlenecking. The R420 complements its
processors with 12 DIMMs and two PCI Express
(PCIe) 3.0-enabled expansion slots, providing
a substantial memory footprint and wide I/O
bandwidth to support both memory-intensive and
data-intensive applications and databases. These
combined technology features are also necessary to
support consolidated and virtualized environments.
To protect your virtualized workloads, the R420
oers dual SD media, making your hypervisors
redundant and failsafe. Other reliability and
availability features include up to four 3.5-inch or
eight 2.5-inch hot-plug hard drives, both hardware
and software RAID options, and redundant, hot-plug
PowerEdge embedded management technology,
Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 7 (iDRAC7)
with Lifecycle Controller, helps IT administrators
manage Dell servers in physical, virtual, local and
remote environments — agent-free or with a
systems management software agent installed.
iDRAC7 Enterprise features include a multi-
administrator virtual console, virtual media and
remote le share that enable IT admins to operate
servers “as if they were there,” ensuring secure
access to servers from anywhere in the world.
OpenManage Essentials, a comprehensive
monitoring and management console available
as a no-charge software download, simplies and
automates basic hardware management tasks while
Dell SupportAssist helps you maintain a healthy and
• Intel Xeon E5-2400 and
E5-2400 v2 processors
• Up to eight 2.5-inch hot-plug
• Up to 12 DIMMs with RAS
• PCIe 3.0-enabled expansion
• Easy-to-use systems
A two-socket, 1U rack server, the Dell™ PowerEdge™ R420 delivers
mainstream performance and density.