What kinds of servers do you recommend. I have dell R710. Or should I look for getting better servers? I am going to get all SSD drives.
Those servers are perfectly fine servers, if you wanted to upgrade the storage that's perfect too.
No reason to purchase different equipment unless you needed too for whatever reason.
This is where I get confused. Isn't moving up to a 720-730 about the virtualization technologies in the CPU's vs just having newer processors?
In the past, I could not start VM's on Hyper-V on a Dell R300 because the CPU did not support EPT so I stuck with ESXI. I only have this example so I don't know if it applies with the 710 or not with the newest hypervisors.
I have not dealt with the R7xx line and have been mostly in the R5XX line or lower. Is that the difference?
What year did the Dell R300 come out? the R710 was from 2009 - thats ancient from a hypervisor POV. I'm sure moving up as you mention have that in mind, but that's not all, the performance increase is still likely to be noticeable.
It was like 2007/2008 I believe. I know its old but so is the R710. That is where I was getting confused. I wouldn't think that using an R710 would be worth it to run only 2012R2 Hyper-V or ESXI 6.0 if one wants to really learn.
I am still using the R300 but only because I am still able to run the newest OS VM's. It is SLOW, and stinks but it is what I have to work with at the moment.