Lenovo-IBM Deal Includes M5 Servers for Mission-Critical Apps

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2014-10-03

Among the product lines Lenovo acquired this week from IBM is the new M5 portfolio of x86 servers designed to deliver innovations in security, efficiency and reliability for mission-critical apps. The new M5 servers support a range of enterprise workloads and computing environments—from infrastructure basics to cloud computing to big data and analytics. The line includes highly configurable models of rack and tower servers, dense systems, blades and integrated systems to help clients address business challenges in the data center and the office. The System x M5 servers include the System x3650 M5, the System x3550 M5, the System x3500 M5, the Flex System x240 M5, the NeXtScale nx360 M5 and the NeXtScale System with Water Cool Technology. "Clients need to support more demanding workloads with limited budgets while dealing with increasingly sophisticated attacks on their infrastructure," said Adalio Sanchez, general manager for IBM x86 and PureSystems Solutions. The new servers come with Intel's new Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors and up to 1.5 terabytes of faster, energy-saving DDR4 memory. The servers' built-in diagnostic tools are designed for easy serviceability and reduced labor costs. Take a look at the new servers in the following slides. (Note: Lenovo is expected to use the IBM brand on System x products for about a year.)


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