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Because your mission is always critical

  • Lenovo is open and ready for business with System x

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

Unique x86 architecture designed for any ambition

     intel® inside™ XEON®
Intel® Xeon® processor
IBM System x® are the only x86 servers designed for growth, innovation, market leadership or whatever your business goals may be. The advantage lies in its architecture. Its unique x86 architecture is designed to fulfil your business ambitions. Whether your business needs Cloud, SAP® HANA, Virtualisation or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to meet its goals, IBM System x® servers are designed to get the best out of them and fulfil your business ambitions sooner.

Most Reliable x86 Hardware: This solution offers the most effective Predictive Failure Analysis in the industry, achieved through longer experience in predicting failures and replacing hot swap components. It is also designed with Memory Thermal Events (to eliminate memory errors), FlexNode Failover (automatic reboot, back and running) and Double Chipkill (increased memory availability).

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IBM x86 Systems Solutions Video

IBM x86 IT Solutions Overview

This paper provides an introduction to cross-industry solutions on IBM x86 systems.

5 Commandments for the Perfect Solution to drive any Ambition

Whatever your business’s ambition may be, these 5 rules should be followed when choosing a solution.

  • + Commandment #1: Measurable Benefits

    Benefits must be quantifiable to create a TCO/business case.

  • + Commandment #2: Best of Breed Components

    Integrated best of breed components that work perfectly together.

  • + Commandment #3: Easy to Understand

    The IT team should be clear on the benefits of the solution.

  • + Commandment #4: Easy to Manage

    Should require only basic IT skills to operate after training.

  • + Commandment #5: Interoperable

    Must be compatible with existing infrastructure and build on their efficiencies.

IBM Design Advantage

Memory ProteXion

Provides very high memory availability that's far cheaper than online sparing or memory mirroring. Doubles your error correction capabilities without consuming 1-bit of capacity.

Calibrated Vectored Cooling

IBM's patented technology designed for most efficient heat dissipation


A patented IBM architecture design which allows memory expansion without the need of adding CPUs leading to lesser consumption of power and significant reduction on license costs

Virtualisation Manager

IBM Virtualisation Manager, working with IBM Director, allows you to manage physical and virtual machines from a single console. This simplifies management of VMware ESX Server, Microsoft® Virtual Server, Xen and IBM POWER™-based virtual server environments. Virtualisation Manager also integrates VMware VirtualCentre with IBM Director for advanced virtual machine management including invoking VMware VMotion directly from user interface or through automated policies.

Integrated Electronic Services

IBM Electronic Services integrates the IBM support community with your company to ensure that your IT environment is running with minimal disruption and maximum efficiency. The two components of this strategy are IBM Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Services Web site.

Predictive Failure Analysis

Should any component threaten to fail, IBM Predictive Failure Analysis® (PFA) will give a 48-hour advance warning on more components than any other system. This protection is extended to hard disk drives, memory, processors, fans, voltage regulator modules and power supplies, more than any other system. It even illuminates the appropriate Light Path Diagnostics indicator through LED lights and optionally sends a message to the system administrator to help restore the system quicker.

Light Path Diagnostics

Light Path Diagnostics is a pop-out/drop-down panel with an LED for each major component — processor, memory, hard disk drives, adapter slots, etc. Another LED besides the specific component identifies the failed part. This saves precious time in determining which component has failed. This is especially relevant given the number of servers organisations deploy. While shorter servicing time can mean less downtime for your servers. This diagnostic tool works even when the server is unplugged.

Chipkill Memory

Chipkill or Advanced ECC memory is an IBM xSeries memory subsystem technology that increases memory reliability many times over. This radically reduces the chances of system downtime caused by memory failures. This technology was developed specifically for the NASA pathfinder mission to Mars. Where memory errors would have proved disastrous.

Flex Node

A new partitioning capability, brought down from the System P lineup, which helps enterprises deal with the _commercial software vendors are imposing in the era of virtualisation. This capability, which also allows the logical ganging together of two physically separate systems.




    Provides real-time analytics for better insights and decision-making



    Reduce your IT footprint and save operational costs



    Designed to simplify your IT

  • VDI


    Access and transact with your systems anytime from anywhere through a secure environment



    Manage and optimise usage of IT infrastructure


    Messaging and collaboration

    Designed to enable people to effectively locate, transform, and share information.

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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 until migrated to Lenovo. During the transition, please interpret references to IBM in relation to transitioned products as Lenovo.


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