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Latest PowerEdge line Comparison: Dell PowerEdge R640 Vs Dell R740

Latest PowerEdge line Comparison: Dell PowerEdge R640 Vs Dell R740

Dell PowerEdge lines of servers are best at managing datacenter workloads to keep basic functions running smoothly because of

  • Memory capacity,
  • Application performance, and
  • Data security

Dell PowerEdge R640

Built for performance and optimal data centre density. Workloads will be made easier, catering to business requirements.

Dell PowerEdge R740
Compare to the Dell R640 is a supreme workload accelerator. It is optimized for application performance and storage scalability, providing the resources necessary to provide power to the most demanding business environments.

Dell PowerEdge R740 have

  • Built for workload acceleration with accelerator cards and storage scalability.
  • Ideal for the Private cloud, VDI, Machine learning and Artificial intelligence.
  • Appliances based on 14G PowerEdge servers, iDRAC 9 available for PowerEdge servers, XC Series Hyper Converged Appliances, NX family of network attached storage (NAS) appliances, Precision Rack workstations and Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS) servers.

Use the table below to compare and contrast the different specifications of the R640 and the R740.

Model R640 R740
Processors Two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor Two Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor
Form Factor 1U rack 2U rack
Memory 24 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2666MT/s, 3TB max
Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192 GB Max
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
24 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2666MT/s, 3TB max
Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192 GB Max
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Drive Bays/Storage Front drive bays: 10 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) with up to 8 NVMe SSD max 58TB or up to 10 NVMe drives max
64TB, or 4 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 48TB
Rear drive bays: 2 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD), NVMe SSD max 12TB
Optional DVD-ROM, DVD+RW
16 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) 61TB max storage
8 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD 96TB max storage
Optional DVD-ROM, DVD+RW
Storage Controllers Internal controllers: PERC H330, H730p, H740p, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem: HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 120GB, 240 GB
External PERC (RAID): H840
12Gbps SAS HBAs (non-RAID): External- 12Gbps SAS HBA (non-RAID), Internal- HBA330 (non-RAID)
Internal controllers: PERC H330, H730p, H740p, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem: HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 120GB, 240 GB
External PERC (RAID): H840
12Gbps SAS HBAs (non-RAID): External- 12 Gbps SAS HBA (non-RAID), Internal- HBA330 (non-RAID)
I/O Slots Network daughter card options
4 x 1GE or 2 x 10GE + 2 x 1GE or 4 x 10GE or 2 x 25GE
Front ports: Video, 1 x USB 2.0, available USB 3.0, dedicated IDRAC Direct USB
Rear ports: Video, serial, 2 x USB 3.0, dedicated iDRAC network port
Video card: VGA, NVIDIA NVS310 available as PCIe card
Up to 3 x Gen3 slots, all x16
Network daughter card options
4 x 1GE or 2 x 10GE + 2 x 1GE or 4 x 10GE or 2 x 25GE
Front ports: Video, 2 x USB 2.0, available USB 3.0, dedicated IDRAC Direct Micro-USB
Rear ports: Video, serial, 2 x USB 3.0, dedicated iDRAC network port
Video card: VGA
Riser options with up to 8 PCIe Gen 3 slots, maximum of 4 x 16 slots
Embedded Management IPMI 2.0 compliant
iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise)
Quick Sync 2 wireless module optional
IPMI 2.0 compliant
iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise)
Quick Sync 2 wireless module optional
OpenManage™ Software OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Essentials
OpenManage Mobile
OpenManage Power Center
OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Essentials
OpenManage Mobile
OpenManage Power Center
Integrations & Connections Integrations: Microsoft® System Center,
VMware® vCenter™, BMC Software
Connections: Nagios & Nagios XI,
Oracle Enterprise Manager,
HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus,
IBM Tivoli® Network Manager,
CA Network and Systems Management
Integrations: Microsoft® System Center,
VMware® vCenter™, BMC Software
Connections: Nagios & Nagios XI,
Oracle Enterprise Manager, HP Operations Manager,
IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus,
IBM Tivoli® Network Manager,
CA Network and Systems Management
Supported Operating Systems Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi
Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi
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  1. Automation of Important functions

On the Dell R640 servers, the Dell OpenManage platform is to automate routine and everyday tasks. It combines to offer flexible control from multiple devices for

  • Intelligent processing,
  • Agent-free management for space, and
  • Sync capabilities.

In addition, the server comes equipped with the new OpenManage Enterprise control that offers customized reporting.

Dell PowerEdge R740 also comes with the Dell OpenManage portfolio.

The automation capabilities of OpenManage end up freeing plenty of space and time for tasking projects on the server.

  1. Optimizing Application Performance

The architecture Dell R640 1U chassis is compact with

  • Plenty of data storage options are left available for expansion as optimum flexibility.
  • Combine up to 24 DIMM’s (up to 12 of which can be NVDIMM’s) where each has either a 2.5inch or 3.5inch drive.
  • Equipped with an Intel Xeon SP processor, which provides an increase of 27% in processing cores and a 50% increase in bandwidth.

The performance capability of Dell R740 is in a 2U chassis.

  • Wrkload acceleration is carry by the scalable GPUs and drives that it contains.
  • Capable of scaling up to three 300GPU’s or six 150W GPUs.
  1. Maintain data security

The Dell PowerEdge servers are built with security.

The Dell R640 key holds security features that enhance protection and the delivery of accurate data. These features include

  • An integrated secure boot along with cryptographically singed firmware packages,
  • A server lock-down feature that prevents unauthorized or malicious changes, and
  • A secure component supply chain that provides data protection from the factory to the data center.

The R740 contains much the same standard security features as the R640. However, the R740 being a workload powerhouse at the core of their life cycle.

  • The data safety via secure boot and
  • The prevention of unauthorized access are even more critical.
  • Equipped with the Quick Sync 2 feature for safe and reliable wireless management of data.
  • Combined with advanced memory capabilities to handle taxing workloads without worrying about data security.

Finally,

To balancing between performance and budget when you are choosing between Dell PowerEdge R640 & R740.

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