IBM X6 enterprise servers
In organisations in every industry, big data and analytics workloads deliver the actionable insight needed to drive faster decision making. You need systems that you can confidently deploy to run your mission-critical applications, decrease operating costs and support your cloud computing plans.
New IBM® X6 servers featuring exclusive IBM X-Architecture® innovations and Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 families can help you meet these challenges with revolutionary levels of processor and storage performance, memory capacity and resiliency. The IBM X6 server portfolio includes the four-socket System x3850 X6 and eight-socket System x3950 X6 rack-mount servers—and the IBM Flex System® X6 Compute Node portfolio.
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X6 servers are fast, agile and resilient
Offering extraordinary performance for big data, analytics, cloud computing, database and ERP workloads, X6 servers can provide:
As your business changes and grows, the ability to address evolving data centre needs with systems that provide easy to deploy solutions today and flexibility for tomorrow is critical. X6 servers offer long-term flexibility with a modular design that supports processor and memory technology upgrades to the next generation as workload demands change–eliminating “rip and replacement”.5 These capabilities can reduce acquisition costs by up to 28%.6
X6 servers can help extend the advantages of cloud computing to mission-critical applications. Self-healing processor, I/O and memory features can improve availability by proactively identifying potential failures and taking action to correct them. New IBM Upward Integration Modules (UIMs) provide unprecedented hardware visibility to the hypervisor for superior system and VM management.
Drive business advantage with proven solutions optimised to deliver fast application performance, easy scalability and maximum availability.
IBM System x Solution for SAP HANA on X6
Analyse SAP data in real time.
IBM System x Solution for SAP Business Suite on X6
Run core business processes efficiently and effectively.
IBM System x Solution for VMware vCloud Suite on X6
Realise the agility and efficiency of cloud computing.
IBM System x Solution for Microsoft Hyper-V on X6
Drive productivity with an ultra-reliable private cloud solution.
IBM System x Solution for DB2 with BLU Acceleration on X6
Accelerate analytic workloads for databases and data warehouses.
IBM System x Solution for Microsoft SQL Data Warehouse on X6
Reduce risk with a highly reliable and scalable solution.
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The community speaks
“IBM’s next generation of EXA technology - X6 - is impressive. At JN Data we expect to improve consolidation rates up to 2X and increase virtual machine performance by taking advantage of this new platform. Furthermore, we are excited to explore what additional advantages the new Flash DIMM devices can provide in our VMware environment.”
- Søren Vestergaard Sørensen, Department Manager, JN Data
"IBM’s Enterprise X-Architecture has always evolved in ways that complemented Intel’s Xeon solutions and helped customers maximise the performance and value of their scale-out IT investments. The latest EXA generation, IBM X6, pushes those synergies and benefits even further and is certain to help ensure the continuing leadership of the company’s System x solutions."
- Charles King, Pund-IT
"IBM's X6 architecture represents a huge step forward for x86 systems. With greatly expanded memory, x86 servers can now challenge other high-memory servers in the in-memory and database-intensive computing marketplaces."
- Joe Clabby, Clabby Analytics
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