Tackle almost any workload The incredible versatility of the PowerEdge R730 server delivers outstanding functionality in just 2U of rack space. With the combination of powerful processors, large memory, fast storage options and GPU accelerator support, the R730 performs exceptionally well in a number of demanding environments. Virtualization and cloud applications With the Intel? Xeon? processor E5-2600 v3 product family and up to 24 DIMMs of DDR4 RAM, the R730 has the processing cycles and threads and large memory footprint necessary to deliver more, larger and higher-performing virtual machines for data centers and cloud platforms. Highly scalable storage, with up to sixteen 12Gb SAS drives and the high-performance 12Gb PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC9), can greatly accelerate data access for your virtualized environment. In addition, the R730 can take advantage of optional Dell Fluid Cache for SAN and SanDisk DAS Cache application acceleration technology for even faster data access. VDI and HPC The option for up to two 300W dual-width accelerators/GPUs (choose from Intel? Xeon Phi?, NVIDIA? Tesla? and AMD FirePro?) supports environments that require processing acceleration, including graphics-intensive virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implementations, such as CAD/CAM and other research and development applications. Seven PCIe Gen3 expansion slots plus a dedicated slot for a RAID controller further enhance IO flexibility to help make the R730 an ideal compute node for IT as a service (XaaS) providers as well as high-performance computing (HPC) and medical-imaging solutions. Reliable business processing and decision support The popular-sized 2S/2U R730 can be easily configured as a reliable, general-purpose server for business-critical applications, with scale-out storage, automated management and high-availability features, such as: – Redundant power supply units (PSUs); – Hot-plug and swappable PSUs, HDDs and fans; – Dual SD card option for failsafe hypervisors. Simplify and automate your IT management tasks Manage your data center servers the way you want: individually, collectively, in-person, remotely or with your smartphone ? it?s your choice. Consistent administration and 3rd-party integration ensure seamless management of PowerEdge servers. Simplify administration of PowerEdge servers with the embedded intelligence of the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller and with the robust, timesaving management features of the entire Dell OpenManage portfolio. Agent-free management from iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller offers real-time monitoring for the server and internal storage devices. It also monitors server health, multiple internal parameters and system performance without requiring agents to be installed in the server operating system ? agents which could require additional upkeep and consume valuable CPU time. Lifecycle Controller provides deployment, update and support automation on demand to maximize data center efficiency and can automatically inventory, monitor and update any new Dell PowerEdge system added to the data center. It includes managed and persistent onboard storage that, when combined with its systems management capabilities, eliminates the need for traditional media-based system management tools and utilities. Zero-touch automated deployment discovers and auto-configures Dell servers by using configuration files stored in designated locations on an internal network, which can reduce setup time and manual entry errors. Administrators can simply rack, cable and walk away.