IBM BladeCenter IT Infrastructure Convergence

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When converging a data centre, up-time and application availability is critical. Only IBM® BladeCenter® is designed for no single point of failure with redundant power and I/O connections to the blades and switches, redundant hot-swap power supplies, blowers, and management modules. And by supporting up to 14 blades per BladeCenter H or E chassis compared to the eight to10 from some competitors, IBM BladeCenter enables you with fewer chassis, switches and cables to manage1.

IBM BladeCenter S

The BladeCenter S chassis is designed for an office environment. Running off standard office power and incorporating noise dampening and dust filters, the BladeCenter S can reside deskside in your small office or branch office while providing many of the same enterprise-level capabilities as the rest of the BladeCenter ecosystem.

IBM BladeCenter E

The BladeCenter E is designed for energy efficiency and density to help you manage costs in your datacentre. The 7U high chassis supports up to 31 percent more processors than blade competitors in a standard 42U rack with 14 blades and four switch modules5. And the energy efficient design is capable of using significantly less power than competitive blade chassis.

IBM BladeCenter H

The BladeCenter H chassis is designed to deliver outstanding performance and energy efficiencies the competition can't match.

And with a mainframe-inspired architecture supporting a range of flexible high-speed interconnects and extensive virtualisation, the BladeCenter H chassis provides an enterprise foundation on which to deploy your business-critical applications confidently.

IBM BladeCenter HT

With AC and DC power supply options, ruggedised construction and compliance with the rigorous NEBS-3-ETSI standards, the BladeCenter HT chassis is designed to support demanding next-generation, high-performance core telecom network applications.

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1 A standard 42U rack enclosure can fit up to 84 IBM blade servers via 6 IBM 7U E chassis supporting 14 blade servers each.
A standard 42U rack enclosure can only fit up to 64 HP blades via 4 of their 10U chassis supporting 16 blade servers each.

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3 Power supply efficiency is based upon the September 2010 80 PLUS Verification and Testing Report http://www.80plus.org/manu/psu/psu_reports/IBM_
39Y7414_2980W_SO-188_Report.pdf
(PDF, 98.8KB) (link resides outside of ibm.com) where the IBM BladeCenter H chassis using 2980W power supplies earned a Platinum level rating for energy efficiency and power factor. 80 PLUS is a certification program that promotes highly efficient power supplies (greater than 80% efficiency in the active mode) in technology applications. Cost savings is based on IBM internal test results comparing the legacy 2880W power supply to the newer 2980W power supply.

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5 A standard 42U rack enclosure can fit up to 84 IBM blade servers via 6 IBM 7U E chassis supporting 14 blade servers each.
A standard 42U rack enclosure can only fit up to 64 HP blades via 4 of their 10U chassis supporting 16 blade servers each.

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IBM customer success stories

Uberlândia Refrescos migrates their SAP software to IBM BladeCenter and reduces error rates by 70%, costs by 90% and energy consumption by 60%.

Messinae Town Council consolidates 129 PC desktops into 1 BladeCenter E chassis reducing data centre space and cutting electricity costs.

Tracewell delivers mission-critical systems based on IBM BladeCenter technolgy for smarter intelligence.

Bytemobile manages mobile data traffic using the IBM BladeCenter HT chassis and HS23 blade servers.

 

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