The 8 bay Dell™ PowerEdge™ R320 rack server delivers powerful performance and Enterprise-class high availability capabilities in a 1U chassis. The R320’s configuration flexibility, increased internal storage, and straightforward systems management make it an excellent fit for web hosting and serving, file and print serving, and other general purpose applications in space- constrained locations.
The R320 features the scalable performance of the Intel®Xeon®processor E5- 2400 product family with Enterprise- class memory RAS features. This server complements its processors with six DIMM slots and two PCI Express®(PCIe) slots, providing a substantial memory footprint and wide I/O bandwidth to support memory- intensive applications and databases as well as consolidation and virtualization. For users not needing the Enterprise- class high performance of the Intel processor Xeon E5-2400 product family, the R320 also supports the more price- sensitive Intel Xeon processor E5- 1410 and Intel Pentium®processor 1400 product family.Users selecting the Intel Xeon processor E5- 2400 product family can choose to implement advanced memory protection capabilities (memory sparing and memory mirroring) previously not seen in the 1- socket x86 server space. These capabilities are not possible with the Intel Xeon processor E5- 1410 and the Intel Pentium processor 1400 product family. Regardless of the processor type, you can take advantage of other high availability features offered on the R320. To protect your virtualized workloads, the R320 offers redundant SD cards making your hypervisors redundant and failsafe. Other reliability and availability features include hardware and software RAID options, hot plug hard drives and hot plug power supplies.
The R320 features up to 100% more processor cores, enterprise- class RAS features including memory sparing and memory mirroring, and 100% more internal hard drives than the previous- generation R310. Network options span multiple third- party brands and adapter types with 10GbE NIC, 10GbE FCoE, and Fiber Channel 8Gb HBA. The R320 delivers failsafe hypervisors to protect virtualized workloads and is Fresh Air compliant, enabling it to operate in extended temperature ranges. This not only helps to save energy costs but also allows the R320 to ride through unforeseen events such as power brownouts. Its innovative, agent- free systems management delivers no- compromise enterprise- class systems management for hassle- free computing. These combined capabilities make the R320 an excellent fit for web hosting and serving, file and print serving, and work group collaboration and productivity applications, especially where the low- profile of a 1U chassis is desired. (PowerEdge R320 Technical Guide)