The IBM Power 520 Express server has been withdrawn from the market, effective May 27, 2011. The learn more links provide information on the Power 520.


As a distributed application server, the IBM Power™ 520 Express provides near-continuous application availability at a compelling low price. This allows more work to be processed with less operational disruption for branch office and in-store applications.

As a small database server, the Power 520 Express offers the outstanding performance of the IBM POWER6™ processor—the world's fastest chip. This leadership performance makes it possible for applications to run faster and be more responsive which can result in significant advantages for your business.

As a small scale consolidation server, the 520 Express provides the flexibility to use leading-edge AIX®, IBM i, Linux for Power and x86 Linux applications all on the same system. IBM PowerVM™ Editions offer comprehensive virtualization technologies designed to aggregate and manage resources while helping to simplify and optimize your IT infrastructure and reduce server sprawl.

For a complete integrated business system, the Power 520 Express allows the small or mid-sized company seeking simplicity to avoid increased spending and staffing requirements while becoming more responsive to their customers, improving their productivity and keeping their data secure. The Power 520 Express—i Edition integrates features to simplify your IT environment and delivers a complete, cost-effective business system that can grow with a business.

The IBM Power 520 Express is a 1-, 2- or 4-core entry server utilizing 4.2 GHz or 4.7 GHz POWER6 processors designed to deliver outstanding business value to smaller and mid-sized businesses while meeting the needs of many mission-critical applications. It offers outstanding price/performance in a commercial IT environment; a breadth of available applications; superior reliability, availability, serviceability (RAS) characteristics architected to avoid, detect and recover from errors to achieve near-continuous availability; EnergyScale™ technologies and software tools to measure energy use and direct policies toward the energy-efficient operation of the server; and outstanding PowerVM virtualization to help achieve increased system utilization. This highly flexible, available and easy to manage server enables companies to spend more time running their business utilizing a proven solution from thousands of ISVs that support the AIX, IBM i and Linux operating systems.

Power 520 express server

Highlights

  • For distributed UNIX®, IBM i (formerly known as i5/OS®) and Linux® ERP/CRM application servers
  • For small database servers
  • For small scale consolidation servers for UNIX, IBM i and Linux workloads
  • For a complete business system with an integrated database and application server

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