• Lenovo is open and ready for business with System x

    IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in the Australia and other countries. IBM will continue to host x86-related content on ibm.com until migrated to Lenovo.

Data Centre solutions, unleashed

EMC VSPEX, VMware vRealise, SAP HANA and more.

New X6 servers

Fast. Agile. Resilient.

IBM System x® offers x86 servers help you to drive your business forward

IBM System x® x86 servers support Microsoft® Windows®, Linux® and virtualisation. System x servers are intelligent systems designed to reduce costs and complexity. Keep your applications running and your budget in check with an x86 server from System x. Learn more (US)

Introducing IBM NeXtScale System

Plus the new IBM System x3250 M5 server. Flexibility, simplicity and scale.

System x: What we offer


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SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure on System x

SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure on System x

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Big data and analytics solutions with System x

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IBM x86 systems solutions

IBM x86 systems solutions

Scott Hawkins, Program Director, x86 Systems Marketing, discusses the latest x86 solutions that drive business results

Database consolidation with System x

Database consolidation with System x

Save time and money with IBM System x Reference Architecture for Microsoft SQL Server

QLogic 16 Gb Host Bus Adapters for IBM System x

QLogic 16 Gb Host Bus Adapters for IBM System x

System x offers best-in-class QLogic 16Gb HBA’s ideal for virtualised environments needing excellent input/output (I/O) performance

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Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems

These IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in the Australia and other countries. IBM will host x86-related content on ibm.com until migrated to Lenovo. During the transition, please interpret references to IBM in relation to transitioned products as Lenovo.


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Phil Horwitz

IBM System x-Based Workload-Optimised Systems and Big Data Technical Lead

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Dave Willoughby

IBM System x-Based Workload-Optimised Solutions Senior Technical Member

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David Watts

IBM Redbooks project leader and author

David Watts David Watts is a Consulting IT Specialist in the IBM Redbooks® team in Raleigh, North Carolina in the USA. He manages residencies and produces IBM Redbooks publications for hardware and software topics that are related to IBM PureFlex, IBM System x, and IBM BladeCenter servers and associated client platforms. He has authored over 300 books and papers. David has worked for IBM both in the U.S. and Australia since 1989. He is an IBM Certified IT Specialist and a member of the IT Specialist Certification Review Board. David holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Queensland (Australia).

Area of expertise

Product knowledge on Flex System, System x, and BladeCenter servers and options.

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The community speaks

“Thanks to our IBM Systems solution for SAP HANA on IBM System x, we can offer our customers the high-performance and highly available service they need to meet their business goals.”

- Dr. Luke Winckelmann, Lead SAP HANA Expert and Customer Service Manager, itelligence AG

“Deploying a combination of IBM BladeCenter and System x servers makes it possible for us to match workloads to the best possible platform, optimising performance and ensuring we meet clients’ specific security requirements,”

- Steve Groom, Chief Executive Officer, Vissensa

"Choosing the highly flexible, resilient and scalable IBM System x platform has given us the tools to seize an opportunity to grow our business, and we feel well-equipped to continue to capitalise on this success."

- Ole Widahl, Director of Products and Solutions, TDC Hosting

“After evaluating the offerings for functionality and efficiency, we decided that IBM Systems Director software running on a virtualised IBM System x server platform was the optimal choice to meet our requirements of simple resource management with high performance and stability.”

- Liang Xia, IT Engineer, Ping An Insurance Group Company of China, Ltd

"iDataPlex gives us an ideal platform to help businesses of all sizes to harness high-performance computing and generate real economic impact. We’re delighted that IBM, Intel and OCF have shown themselves to be such worthy partners in this endeavour."

- Professor John Bancroft, Project Director, the Hartree Centre