IBM System x

Secure. Efficient. Reliable.

The new System x M5 generation of systems delivers innovative technology designed to improve security, efficiency, and reliability for cloud, analytics and big data workloads. The new portfolio incorporates the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors, increased storage and memory capacity, along with dramatically increased performance for bigger data demands and faster insights.

Introducing System x M5 portfolio of servers.



Feel safe. Your hardware and firmware are protected. As more of your business moves to the cloud, security becomes even more critical. System x Trusted Platform Assurance is an exclusive, industry-leading set of security features and practices that safeguards your system from lower layer malware attacks. All System x servers undergo a secure development process and a rigorous, continuous validation cycle with controlled updates. All firmware is securely built, digitally signed, and verified, so that only authorized firmware can execute. This establishes a secure foundation for your workloads. Find out more in this IDC paper.

In addition, System x servers offer enterprise-class data protection with optional self-encrypting drives and simple, centralized key management through the IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager. Learn more (PDF, 780KB).


Let us help your business drive more workloads and minimize data center costs. The System x M5 servers deliver efficiencies in performance, power and thermal management, tools, and platform design.

By harnessing the new M5 servers, your organization can achieve:


Your customers, employees and partners expect your applications to work 24/7. Downtime is unacceptable. System x servers continue to have the highest availability of all x86-based servers.

The System x portfolio, including Flex System, has always been at the forefront of x86 servers, with breakthrough technologies that go beyond performance to help improve business results.

Up to 131% performance boost with Intel internal measurements as of June 2014 for SPECjbb*2013 Multi-JVM max jOPS Intel Xeon E5-2693 v3 (18C, 2.3GHz, 145W) vs Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 (12C, 2.7GHz, 130W)

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System x servers

Workload optimized systems (US)

New and updated servers and networking options

IBM System x3500 M5 (US)

IBM System x3650 M5 (US)

IBM NeXtScale nx360 M5 (US)

IBM NeXtScale System with Water Cool Technology (US)

IBM Flex System x240 M5 (US)

IBM Flex System x440 (US)

IBM Flex System EN4172 2-port 10Gb Ethernet Adapter (US)

IBM Flex System EN4023 10Gb Scalable Switch (US)

IBM System Networking RackSwitch G7052 (US)


New and updated solutions

IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager for System x Self-Encrypting Drives – Feature on Demand (US)

IBM System x Solution for VMware VSAN (850KB)

IBM System x Solution for Microsoft Exchange 2013 (908KB)

IBM System x Solution for Microsoft Fast Track Data Warehouse for SQL 2014 (1013KB)

IBM Flex System Solution for Oracle RAC (733KB)

IBM Flex System Solution for Desktop Virtualization with Atlantis ILIO (746KB)

IBM Flex System Solution for Microsoft Hyper-V (936KB)

Previous announcements

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