IBM BladeCenter

Highly flexible and resilient blade server products

IBM BladeCenter

  • Lenovo is open and ready for business with System x

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


IBM BladeCenter® provides highly flexible and resilient blade server products that help reduce the cost of business operations. Choose the blade server you need for each workload – inside or outside the data center – and consolidate your servers into one easy to manage platform. Learn more.


Looking for a smarter retail solution?

IBM BladeCenter S is ideal for stores and distributed environments.

In need of a Telco/ruggedized solution?

IBM BladeCenter HT is durable, NEBS certified
and offers DC power.

 

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"By running our SAP solutions on the new IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension, we have been able to reduce system backup runtime by 80 percent."

- Siegfried Langauf, Head of System Administration, Stuttgarter

“Moving to an IBM BladeCenter solution enabled us to cut the time spent on server administration by around 50 percent. These time savings will help us to serve our growing customer base without needing to hire additional IT staff.”

- Stefan Steinert, Manager of System Operations for External Services, Brodos AG

"The BladeCenter servers were a perfect fit for our architecture, and we’ve already seen a really good ROI because we can reuse the BladeCenter chassis and just replace the blades."

- Thorir Baldursson, manager of virtual world operations, CCP Games

"Using our IBM BladeCenter HPC solution, we can complete some simulations up to seven times faster than we could with our legacy systems."

- Jens Christian Bennetsen, Project Director, Ramboll

"The savings are phenomenal on power. BladeCenter offers such an efficient package."

- Patrick Fitzgerald, Managing Director, i-Layer

“From a pure infrastructure perspective, the true beauty in using BladeCenter servers is that it’s extremely easy to scale up our environment without complicating network connections, SAN connections or power cabling....Being able to scale up by 14 blade servers with a ‘single box’ makes a huge difference in an ever-changing environment like the gaming industry.”

- Kristjan Kristjansson, technical lead of the EVE Online infrastructure, CCP Games

"Using our IBM BladeCenter HPC solution, we can complete some simulations up to seven times faster than we could with our legacy systems."

- Jens Christian Bennetsen, Project Director, Ramboll

"By replacing our existing switches with IBM RackSwitch G8264 switches using IBM BladeCenter Virtual Fabric, we have minimized complexity and latency."

- Are Hoel, Senior Systems Administrator, The Online Backup Company

"The BladeCenter portfolio offers class-leading performance and energy efficiency. While these were very important factors in this project, it was the versatility of the chassis and switches that made the difference along with compatibility with existing network components."

- Dirk Hallen, business owner, DHDS

"The savings are phenomenal on power. BladeCenter offers such an efficient package."

- Patrick Fitzgerald, Managing Director, i-Layer

Kevin Murray

Worldwide x86 Server Marketing Manager

Kevin is responsible for worldwide marketing programs for System x and BladeCenter. Kevin has a broad background in IT marketing and business line management, with over 15 years experience working with servers, networking, storage, and IT education.

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David Watts

IBM Redbooks project leader and author

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).

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

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