Clients are seeking to deploy services faster, to scale infrastructure rapidly, to analyse new data and to deliver all of these new capabilities at much lower costs than ever before.

One key IT response has been the move to 'converged infrastructure' – compute, storage and networking in a single framework approach. Using converged infrastructure, clients have expected to achieve 20–30 percent improvements in time to deploy systems and similar improvements in utilisation and IT staff productivity. In fact, clients using Flex System and the pre-integrated and pre-tested PureFlex System have achieved much more. These clients can activate services in minutes or hours rather than days or weeks,1 have saved up to 47 percent in time to manage IT systems,2 have improved utilisation by 25 percent3 and reduced downtime by up to 97 percent.3

Browse IBM PureFlex System additional options

Flex System compute nodes x220, x222, x240, x440
PureFlex System Rack 42U/None
Flex System Chassis Single with expansion options
Integrated 10 gigabit (Gb) Networking Switch Selectable option with redundancy
Integrated 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) Switch Selectable option with redundancy
Integrated Flex System Converged Scalable Switch (FCoE) Selectable option with redundancy
Flex System management node Yes
FlexSystem Manager (SW) Flex System Manager Standard
Power supplies (std/max) per chassis 2/6
80 mm fans (std/max) per chassis 4/8
Chassis Management Modules (CMM) 2
IBM Storwize V7000 Yes
IBM V7000 Software IBM V7000 Softwares

Contact Lenovo for x86-based systems

Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems

These IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in Belgium 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.



IBM offers a broad systems and storage portfolio combined with decades of experience solving real business problems. With x86, POWER and mainframe systems, disk, tape and network storage systems, IBM can offer the right combination of systems to meet the challenges of your business.


Storage efficiency is more vital than ever. Your disk utilisation rate may be as low as 20% — while the amount of data you are required to store is exploding. IBM Storage can help.


The smarter data centre with improved economics of IT can be achieved by connecting servers and storage with a high-speed and intelligent network fabric that is smarter, faster, greener, open and easy to manage. IBM takes an open, standards-based approach to implement the latest advances in today’s flat, converged data centre network designs.


IBM's comprehensive Systems Software solutions help to centralise, streamline and automate your physical and virtual infrastructure, allowing you to optimise workloads and increase your ability to deliver IT services that align with business goals. Let us show you how IBM Systems Software helps you realise the value of IBM smarter computing, by allowing a more effective use of the advanced features in IBM hardware and operating systems.

Integrated solutions

The reality is that you need an IT infrastructure designed for data, tuned to the task and managed in the cloud. If your IT staff spends all of their time managing IT, they won’t be working with you to drive innovation. You need your infrastructure to help you in the marketplace, to help you innovate, to help you be more competitive, to help you succeed.

Systems-related services

IBM Systems-related services offers a full range of services to help design, develop, integrate, optimise, validate and deploy comprehensive solutions that support On Demand Business.

Product resources

Special offers

Learn more about IBM Flex System

The elements that make up IBM PureFlex and PureApplication Systems