Dell EMC PowerEdge C6420
Purpose-built for high performance hyperscale workloads
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PowerEdge C6420 is ideal for high performance hyperscale workloads. With 4 nodes in a 2U form factor, it maximizes density, scalability, and energy efficiency per U.
Ideal server for high performance, hyperscale workloads
The C6420 server supports dynamic business needs in scale-out environments where performance and density go hand in hand. The PowerEdge C6420 supports up to 4 dual socket compute nodes in a 2U form factor and with Direct Liquid Cooling options, supports high wattage processors for even higher performance. NonVolatile Memory express (NVMe) drives and fabrics such as InfiniBand and Omnipath can be added for even higher scalability. This makes C6420 an ideal solution for hyperscale compute workloads requiring high scalability and high performance such as High Performance Computing (HPC), high performance data analytics, financial modeling and high frequency trading, SaaS/IaaS and web scale applications, visual effects rendering nodes, Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI), Software Defined Storage, etc.
Intuitive system management with intelligent automation
With intelligent automation features, C6420 simplifies systems management and helps you free up precious IT skilled resources for business-critical activities. Designed for web-scale infrastructure, the C6420 does not forget management.
- Basic management is available with a base BMC option including a virtual console & virtual media.
- Optionally, leverage the integrated iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller and Redfish API for advanced management and scripting support.
Robust security spanning across the server ecosystem and life cycle
Every PowerEdge server is designed as part of a cyber-resilient architecture, integrating security into the full server life cycle. The C6420 leverages new security features built-into every new PowerEdge server strengthening protection so you can reliably and securely deliver accurate data to your customers no matter where they are. By considering each aspect of system security, from designto retirement, Dell EMC ensures trust and delivers a worry-free, secure infrastructure without compromise.
- Rely on built-in hardware root of trust and a secure component supply chain to ensure protection from factory to the data center.
- Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot.
- Prevent unauthorized or malicious change with Server Lockdown.
- Wipe all data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory quickly and securely with System Erase.
Enable demanding workloads with powerful, highly dense and scalable computing
Get an IT services platform that helps scale efficiently and predictably while drastically reducing complexity. The PowerEdge C6420 offers up to 4 independent hot-swappable 2-socket servers in a very dense 2U package. Plenty of compute, memory, storage, connectivity and chassis options let you configure servers for specific workloads.
- High-performance computing (HPC)
- Analytics and big data
- Web 2.0
- Software-defined storage
- Private cloud
- Hyper-converged infrastructure
Simplify your transformation with the Dell PowerEdge portfolio
The PowerEdge C6420, with its flexible configurations, scale-out capabilities and overall efficiency – along with its embedded management software – is an ideal platform for Dell high-performance offerings and hyper-converged solutions and appliances.
- Features latest generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and up to 56 cores per node
- Supports up to 3TB memory per node
- Offers flexible I/O options including low-latency InfiniBand and next-generation Intel Omni-Path
- Provides Direct Liquid Cooling options
Automate productivity with intelligent, embedded management
Dell automation and intelligent management mean you spend less time on routine maintenance so you can focus on bigger priorities.
- Help maximize uptime and reduce the IT effort to resolve issues by up to 72% with ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist.
- Leverage existing management consoles with easy integrations for VMware vSphere, Microsoft System Center and Nagios.
- Help improve productivity with agent-free Dell iDRAC9 for automated, efficient management.
- Simplify deployment with OpenManage next-generation console and server profiles to fully configure and prep servers in rapid, scalable fashion.
Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection
Dell provides a comprehensive, cyber-resilient architecture with security embedded into every server to protect your data.
- Protect server configuration and firmware from malicious changes with new Configuration Lock-down.
- Take control of your firmware consoles with embedded authentication that is designed to allow only properly designed updates to run.
- Use system erase of local storage to help insure data privacy when you repurpose or retire servers.
- Automate updates that check file dependencies and proper update sequence, before deploying them independently from the OS/hypervisor.
Systems Management and Security Solutions
OpenManage systems management
The Dell Technologies OpenManage systems management portfolio helps tame the complexity of your IT environment with tools and solutions to discover, monitor, manage, update, and deploy your PowerEdge infrastructure.
PowerEdge and OpenManage solutions integrate tools across the portfolio to help organizations automate the server lifecycle, optimize operations, and scale efficiently.
PowerEdge servers are made with a cyber resilient architecture that builds in security at every phase of the product lifecycle, from the silicon root of trust and secured component verification, to signed firmware and drift detection, to BIOS recovery.
|Dell EMC PowerEdge C6420 Specifications|
|Processors||Up to two 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 205W and 28 cores per processor|
|Memory||8 DIMM slots per socket with max of 1024GB with options for 16GB/32GB/64GB RDIMMS @ 2933MT/s, 8GB RDIMMs @2666MT/s, and 128 LRDIMMs @2666MT/s|
|Power and cooling options||
|Form Factor||2U rack server|
|Embedded / At-Server||
|Consoles & Mobile||
|Integrations||OpenManage integrations: Microsoft System Center, VMware vCenter, BMC Software (available from BMC)|
|Connections||Nagios Core and Nagios XI, Oracle Enterprise Manager, HPE Operations Manager i (OMi)|
|I/O & Ports||
|Network cards||One 1Gb Ethernet LOM port for systems management or shared with host
|Supported operating systems||
Support & Services:
Dell Technologies offers complete end-to-end services
Optimizing the IT lifecycle is vital. We have expert services for all lifecycle phases that save you time and resources, reduce effort, and improve your IT experience.
Consulting services give expert guidance to help you grow, optimize and transform your IT environment at your own pace and budget. Dell employ a broad range of certified consultants and engineers, backed by program management teams, who can deliver deep technical expertise. Dell gives you the confidence that your project will be done right and on time.
Gain the freedom to focus on your business transformation with the support expertise and insights Dell is known for across the globe. Choose the right support based on the criticality of specific systems with available automated predictive analysis, collaborative third-party assistance and a Technology Service Manager.
ProDeploy Enterprise Suite helps you get more out of technology starting on day one. Residency Service provides ongoing transition assistance to accelerate adoption. Trust our experts to lead deployments from basic hardware installations through planning, configuration and complex integrations to help you achieve business outcomes today and tomorrow.
Training & Certification
Education Services offers an expansive suite of training services with multiple delivery methods, including instructor-led, self-paced online and virtual instructor-led training. With comprehensive and flexible training programs, we make it easy to ensure your staff has the skills they need to successfully manage and utilize your new technology to its full potential.
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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