The Dell PowerEdge C5220 belongs to Dell’s hyperscale-inspired PowerEdge C server line, which delivers the most computer power in the least amount of space with minimal energy consumption. Servers within the PowerEdge C line are excellent for high performance computing, Web 2.0, data analytics, and cloud building.

Up to 8 or 12 PowerEdge c5220 microservers are featured in one C5000 3U chassis. The C5000 chassis can share power supplies, fans and cables across 12 server nodes, helping to increase energy efficiency and lower costs.

Dell PowerEdge C5220 Features:


Intel Xeon E3-1200 series or Core i3-2120, E3-122v2, Pentium 350


4 DIMM slots for up to 32GB


Intel C204


Integrated AST2050 with 128MB RAM

Primary Storage

4TB SATA or 6TB SAS max internal storage

USB Ports

Option: Y-cable featuring 2 x USB ports

I/O Slots

1 x8 PCIe mezzanine card slot (only available on the 8-sled version)

RAID Controller

Intel C204 RAID: 0,1,5,10, LSI 2008 SAS RAID: 0,1,1E,10

Operating Systems

Novell SUS Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2; Red Hat Enterprise Linux, MS Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64, MS Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 x64 SPI

Dell PowerEdge C5220 Extended Description:

If you’re looking for a scalable, highly serviceable, and hyper efficient rack form factor, the Dell PowerEdge c5220 is to be explored. The c5220 makes an ideal choice for both small and large IT networks for many reasons starting with its capacity to accommodate 12 microservers in a C5000 3U PowerEdge chassis.

Each of these minservers is mounted on a sled that slides comfortably into the chassis, making this system ideal for web 2.0 applications, CDN and hosting.

Powered by Intel’s 1200 Xeon processors, the Dell PowerEdge c5220 arrives with a dense architecture and delivers performance that is sure to increase your revenue in your datacenter.

Adding to this, the chassis of the PowerEdge c5220 is embedded with server nodes and hot swap power supplies for high efficiency and easy availability. The ability of the c5220 to share cables, fans and power supplies across its 12 server nodes boosts its efficiency and reduces power costs.

The processors of the Dell PowerEdge c5220 draw between 17 and 45 Watts of power and are carved from the 22-nanometer process, which are faster than 2D transistors.

The Dell PowerEdge c5220 is one of the first servers of their lineup that is appointed with Xeon processors and is based on the Ivy Bridge design. For those looking for server that can boost productivity while keeping costs low, the Dell PowerEdge c5220 is an astute choice.

Vibrant offers complete configurations as well as individual parts and upgrades for this model. For pricing on new or used Dell PowerEdge C5220 servers, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.