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Dell EMC PowerEdge R740
Optimized for workload acceleration

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Overview:

Ideal workloads:

  • Cloud applications/Web tech
  • XaaS
  • HPC
  • Virtualization

The PowerEdge R740 was designed to accelerate application performance leveraging accelerator cards and storage scalability. The 2-socket, 2U platform has the optimum balance of resources to power the most demanding environments.

Expand and optimize application performance

The scalable business architecture of the R740 can scale up to three 300W or six 150W GPUs, or up to three double-width or four single-width FPGAs. With up to 16 2.5” drives or 8 3.5” drives the R740 provides the versatility to adapt to virtually any application and provides the perfect platform for VDI deployments.

  • Scale your VDI deployments with 3 double-width GPUs, supporting up to 50% more users when compared to R730.
  • Free up storage space using internal M.2 SSDs optimized for boot.
  • Scale compute resources with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and tailor performance based on your unique workload requirements.

Automate systems management with OpenManage

The Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio helps deliver peak efficiency for PowerEdge servers, delivering intelligent, automated management of routine tasks. Combined with unique agent-free management capabilities, the R740 is simply managed, freeing up time for high profile projects.

  • Simplify management with the New OpenManage Enterprise™ console, with customized reporting and automatic discovery.
  • Take advantage of QuickSync 2 capabilities and gain access to your servers easily through your phone or tablet.

Rely on PowerEdge with built-in security

Every PowerEdge server is designed as part of a cyber resilient architecture, integrating security into the full server lifecycle. The R740 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 design to retirement, Dell EMC ensures trust and delivers a worry-free, secure infrastructure without compromise.

  • Rely on 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.
  • Protect your server from malicious malware with iDRAC9 Server Lockdown mode (requires Enterprise or Datacenter license)
  • Wipe all data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory quickly and securely with System Erase.

Features:

General-purpose workhorse optimized for workload acceleration

Maximize your application performance with the PowerEdge R740 server, which brings you the perfect balance of accelerator cards, storage and compute resources in a 2U, 2-socket platform. With a wide range of GPU and FPGA options, the R740 has the versatility to adapt to virtually any application and provides the optimum platform for VDI deployments. The R740 offers up to 16 x 2.5” or 8 x 3.5” drives and iDRAC9, so you can scale to meet demands and simplify the entire IT lifecycle.

Ideal workloads:

  • Cloud applications/Web tech
  • XaaS
  • HPC
  • Virtualization

Achieve IT transformation with the Dell PowerEdge portfolio

The R740 is a general-purpose workhorse optimized for workload acceleration. With its versatility, the R740 can help you transform your data center for VDI, artificial intelligence and software-defined storage (SDS).

  • Simplify and accelerate VMware vSAN deployments with validated, pre-bundled and tailored Ready Nodes.
  • Drive demanding workloads with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory.
  • Scale your VDI deployments with 3 double-width GPUs, supporting up to 50% more users when compared to R730.
  • Free up storage space using internal M.2 SSDs optimized for boot.

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.
  • 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.
  • Use system erase of local storage to help ensure 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.
  • Take control of your firmware consoles with embedded authentication that is designed to allow only properly designed updates to run.

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.

Intelligent Automation

PowerEdge and OpenManage solutions integrate tools across the portfolio to help organizations automate the server lifecycle, optimize operations, and scale efficiently.

Built-in security

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.


Technical Specifications:


Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 Specifications
Processors Up to two 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor
Memory
  • 24 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2933 MT/s, 3TB max
  • Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192 GB Max
  • Up to 12 Intel Optane persistent memory PMem, 6.14TB max, (7.68TB max with PMem + LRDIMM)
  • Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Storage controllers
  • Internal Controllers: PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330, H750, HBA350i
  • External Controllers: H840, HBA355e, 12 Gbps SAS HBA
  • Software RAID:S140
  • Internal Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480GB
  • Internal Dual SD Module
Drive bays
  • Front drive bays: Up to 16 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 122.88TB or up to 8 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 128TB
  • Optional DVD-ROM, DVD+RW
Power supplies
  • Titanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W, 750W 240VDC, 1100W, 1100W 380VDC 1600W, 2000W and 2400W, Gold 1100W -48VDC
  • Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy
  • Up to 6 hot plugs fans with full redundancy
Dimension
  • Height: 86.8mm (3.4”)
  • Width: 434.0mm (17.08”)
  • Depth: 737.5mm (29.03”)
  • Weight: 28.6kg (63lbs.)
Form Factor 2U rack server
Embedded management
  • iDRAC9
  • iDRAC Direct
  • iDRAC REST API with Redfish
  • Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module (optional)
Bezel Optional bezel or security bezel
OpenManage Software
  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Power Manager
  • OpenManage Mobile
Integrations and Connections Integrations:
  • Microsoft System Center
  • VMware vCenter
  • BMC Truesight
  • Red Hat Ansible Modules

Connections:

  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • Micro Focus Operations Manager I
  • Nagios Core
  • Nagios XI
Security
  • TPM 1.2/2.0, TCM 2.0 optional
  • Cryptographically signed firmware
  • Silicon Root of Trust
  • Secure Boot
  • System Lockdown (requires iDRAC Enterprise or Datacenter)
  • System Erase
I/O & Ports
  • Network options: 4 x 1GbE or 2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1GbE or 4 x 10GbE or 2 x 25GbE
  • Front ports: 1 x Dedicated iDRAC Direct Micro-USB, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 (optional), 1 x VGA
  • Rear ports: 1 x Dedicated iDRAC network port, 1 x Serial, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x VGA
  • Video card: 2 x VGA
  • Riser options with up to 8 PCIe Gen 3 slots, maximum of 4 x 16 slots
Accelerator options Up to three 300W or six 150W GPUs, or up to three double-width or four single-width FPGAs
Supported operating systems
  • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
  • Citrix Hypervisor
  • Microsoft Windows Server LTSC with Hyper-V
  • Oracle Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • VMware ESXi
OEM-ready version availabe From bezel to BIOS to packaging, your servers can look and feel as if they were designed and built by you.

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.


Proactive Management and Monitoring (no charge)

Consulting

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.


Support Services


Support

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.


Deployment Services


Deployment

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

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.


Documentation:

Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

  • Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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