As organizations demand more business applications, data centers have become more complex, cumbersome and expensive to manage. The BladeCenter® platform offers solutions to help lower costs while enhancing performance by accommodating many integration technologies.
The BladeCenter Layer 2/3 Gb Ethernet Switch Modules (GbE SMs) offer integrated switching that lets you consolidate full Layer 2 and Layer 3 LAN switching and routing capabilities into a single BladeCenter chassis, lower costs and simplify deployment. This consolidation helps flatten the data center infrastructure and reduce the number of discrete devices, management consoles and equipment vendors that administrators need to manage. Clients have the choice of either a fiber or copper version of this switch.
Integration and consolidation
Layer 3 functionality:
Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems
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