IBM Flex System: The game changer

Innovation that transforms business.

Lenovo is open and ready for business with System x

IBM Flex System x86 offerings are now products of Lenovo in the India and other countries. IBM will continue to host x86-related content on ibm.com until migrated to Lenovo. IBM POWER and hybrid (POWER + x86) systems remain available from IBM.


Discover what IBM Flex System  can solve for you in this interactive game.

Discover what IBM Flex System can 
solve for you in this interactive game.


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IBM Flex System
Custom-build infrastructure to your requirements

IBM Flex System represents an entirely new generation of technology, with more performance and bandwidth, true integrated enterprise SAN storage, and far more capability to consolidate and virtualise than previous systems. A game changer.

Businesses around the world have a timely opportunity to move forward beyond blade servers, transforming the data centre by bringing together servers, networking, and storage – all under integrated management – with IBM Flex System.

Your business needs an infrastructure solution with a flexible architecture to support your needs today, but also designed to support multiple generations of future technologies. You need simple, integrated management to keep operational costs down, but you also want a no-compromise design with long-term investment protection.

Whether you need to migrate an existing blade server infrastructure to simplify management and improve performance and flexibility, or implement new workloads, a converged infrastructure like IBM Flex System can meet your needs.

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Starting with an innovative chassis designed for new levels of simplicity, reliability, and upgradability, IBM Flex System can help you go beyond blade servers. With a broad range of x86 and IBM POWER compute nodes, the Flex System V7000 storage node, enhanced networking capabilities and sophisticated system management capabilities, you can upgrade your existing blade server system to this converged infrastructure to make your IT simpler, more flexible, more open, and more efficient.

Spotlight on IBM Flex System

Data centre security: An IDC Technology Spotlight

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How Cisco's UCS compares to IBM Flex System

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A balanced approach to energy efficiency

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Is "Scalable Blade" an Oxymoron?

Blades deliver density but required a tradeoff in scalability until now.

Open cloud-based solutions

This paper summarises available cloud solutions and delineates IBM's core differentiators.

Get IBM Flex System at discount prices

IBM FlexPac offers an affordable way for your organisation to acquire IBM Flex System.

Go beyond blade servers with IBM Flex System

Compute nodes that go beyond blade servers

1 IBM Flex System Flash on the IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node supports up to 1.6 TB compared to Dell M610 with 800 GB.

Networking capabilities designed for virtualisation and cloud

Storage capabilities optimised for efficiency and performance

Management integration with IBM Flex System Manager™

The community speaks

"We opted for IBM Flex System because it offers the high availability, ease of management and cost-efficiency features that are always of central concern for public organisations like ours."

- Andrea Oliani, CIO at ULSS 20 Verona

"By choosing IBM Flex System and managed services with Office IT- Partner, we have succeeded in slashing our IT cost per customer by a remarkable 50 percent."

- Mikael Folkesson, Development and Operations Manager, Fortnox

"With Flex System, we can offer a consistently excellent level of service, regardless of location."

- Dag Ydstebø, Senior IT Architect, Cegal

"The PureFlex System is incredible. It changed my life. Before I spent 50 percent of my time managing my infrastructure; now I only spend five percent of my time on this."

- Mr. Jean-Pierre Bidault des Chaumes, general secretary overseeing IT, security and risk management for Ets Claude Blandin et Fils.

"IBM Flex System helps us deliver better value to citizens via higher-quality services at lower cost."

- Guillaume Ors, Director of Information Systems, Mairie de Clichy

"Our SAP ERP applications run reliably. We have had no downtime since we moved to the IBM Flex System."

- Wilfried Grewe, CIO, MULTIVAC

"The performance of PureFlex is very impressive. Our business users noticed a positive change once the platform was in place."

- Georg Probst, Director Business Engineering Infrastructure, Lantal Textiles AG

"The integrated storage virtualisation in the PureFlex is a huge bonus for us. If we acquire a company with different storage, we can integrate their storage with our new solution. It makes our lives so much easier."

- Shawn Southern, information technology manager, Ascent Solutions Inc.

“By consolidating our previous servers onto fewer, more powerful nodes in the IBM PureFlex enclosure, we have reduced our data centre space requirements by 80 percent and reduced energy consumption by over 50 percent.”

- Alfred Alcon, Chief Technology Officer, Crèdit Andorrà

“We chose IBM for its performance and for the end-to-end coherence of the system with Flex System Manager.”

- Thomas Germain, CIO, Spie batignolles

“Cloud computing is helping provide very fast applications to our customers. Before we were able to deliver SAP instances in, one or two days, now we are talking about hours.”

- Jean-Francois Lauri, CEO, AGENTIL

“The versatility of PureFlex means that we didn't have to make a hasty decision about the future of our infrastructure or our core applications. We can move to whatever platform is best for Aquarius, whenever is best for our business.”

- Marie-France Baras, Chief Information Officer, CGA

“The PureFlex platform is sustainable because we can get higher-margin business. As an MSP, we can use this easily managed system to grow a customer until we become their full IT solutions provider. I really love the IBM PureFlex platform.”

- Matt Grosso, managing director group, Secure Infrastructure & Services

“Basing our cloud offerings on the ultra-reliable Flex System means that even small companies can profit from the reliability and scalability of cutting-edge IBM technology.”

- Maximilian Merkl, Managing Partner, Merkl IT

There are many more voices describing the benefits of IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System.

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Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems

These IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in the India 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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Customer Quotes

"Indo Farm Equipment Limited is an ISO company that manufactures world-class tractors, cranes, engines, diesel gensets. We have grown over the past decade and today we export our machinery all over the world.

We are keen on building a robust and scalable infrastructure that can keep up with our growth so we chose IBM to run our ERP applications. We find IBM products easy to manage with GUI capability. Besides IBM was able to show us detailed road map of their products.

We have purchased IBM Flex System Chassis with Flex Node x220, SAN Storage V3700 along with Tape Library TS3100. We are sure that it will yield us a good return on investment.", said Akshay Goel, Project Manager - SAP, Indo Farm Equipment Limited

"Maharshi Dayanand University , Rohtak aims at providing state-of-the-art learning to its students and faculty with the intention of developing world-class human resources. One of the key steps to achieve this is to have state of the art IT infrastructure that can scale up to the needs of the university.

We have installed IBM's Flex System Chassis with Flex Node x220, Storwize V7000 and Tape Library TS3100 to form the heart of our data centre where we are running our ERP and other related applications. Not only the systems are highly available, but also have yielded great space savings and reduced our energy consumption.

The choice of IBM was not just for its technical superiority, but also for its consultative abilities. They were clearly able to articulate how the solution can deliver performance and redundancy.", said Vikas Nagil, Technical Assistant - Software Support & Data Centre, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana

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A balanced approach to energy efficiency

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Get IBM Flex System at discount prices

IBM FlexPac offers an affordable way for your organisation to acquire IBM Flex System.

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