Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers and related solutions, announced on February 27th, 2012, were designed based on feedback from 7,700 customers across the world.  Dell's new systems are optimized around customer workloads and introduce significant improvements in compute performance, systems management, power efficiency, and storage / memory density.

This page serves as an in depth technical resource and interaction point for technologies relevant to the Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation of Servers:

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Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Server Notable Technologies:

  • Agent-free server management via the Dell iDRAC7 with LifeCycle Controller
  • Automatic firmware updates for replacement parts via iDRAC7 with LifeCycle Controller
  • More powerful CPUs - up to 8 cores on Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors
  • Increased memory capacity - up to 24 DIMMs on 2U
  • 10Gb networking across infrastructure
  • Switch Independent Partitioning - split a 10GB network port into up 4 ways 
  • PCIe Express Flash - low latency SSDs on a dedicated backplane for inbox data tiering
  • CacheCade data caching technology
  • Increased I/O capacity, support for PCIe Generation 3
  • Fail-safe dual hypervisors
  • Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge Servers ship in a variety of form factors:
    • Tower - T620
    • Rack -  R620, R720, R720xd, R820, C6220
    • Blade - M620
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Virtualization & Networking - What's New with Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge Servers?



Storage + GPU - What's New with Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge Servers?



Systems Management + Power & Cooling - What's New with Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge Servers?



Overview of the Dell PowerEdge R720xd - 6 PCI slots, up to 26 HDD, full length GPUs

Zac Cravens, Dell OEM Solutions Mechanical Lead, shows some of the new features in the R720xd. Learn more at


Dell Hot Spare Power Supply Demo - 12th Generation Servers - R720

    • 0:00-7:15 - Hot spare demo on a Dell R720
    • 7:15-8:50 - Graphing out details of hot spare power savings


Introducing the Dell Quick Resource Locator for 12th Generation Servers

A new feature that allows easy access to interactive demos and information about 12th Gen servers online using QR codes and your smart phone