The IBM Power 720 Express server has been withdrawn from the market, effective May 20, 2016. The following provides more information and technical links on the Power 720.

Everyone knows what “performance” meant for IT in the past. Built on the foundation of POWER7® processor technology, our Power Systems Express servers continue to excel and extend industry leadership in the traditional benchmarks of performance.

But today we are in the midst of an important technology shift driving growth and innovation – built on the confluence of big data, cloud, mobile devices and social business. As processes become more interrelated and complex, IT is being called upon to solve challenging new problems—and implement new IT projects, delivering them with both higher service levels and in a more cost effective manner. This era presents a defining moment for IT organizations to reshape the value they deliver through the customer experience.

The emerging measures of IT performance today are around agility and the ability to help the business capitalize on new opportunities. IT is measured on providing an infrastructure that can handle rapid growth and manage business risk while meeting higher required service levels. And of course it is expected that new services will be delivered with tighter budget constraints—with IT expected to do more with less and find the lowest cost solutions possible.

Like many companies, you may be facing the challenge of an overly complex IT environment. As your business grows, your computing needs increase. Implementing and managing new applications can mean adding more servers, which increases spending and staffing requirements. Now more than ever, you need a system that can help you become more responsive to your customers, improve productivity, operate without interruption and secure your data and systems—all without making large upfront investments in time, skills or money. You need a business system that is there when you need it and grows with your business. A system that can be tomorrow-ready today, with the infrastructure that will allow you to master big data, social, mobile, analytics and the flow of critical information.

As a distributed application server, the IBM® Power® 720 Express is designed with capabilities to deliver leading-edge application availability and enable more work to be processed with less operational disruption for branch office and in-store applications. As a consolidation server, PowerVM™ Editions provide the flexibility to use leading-edge AIX®, IBM i, Linux, and x86 Linux applications and offer comprehensive virtualization technologies designed to aggregate and manage resources while helping to simplify and optimize your IT infrastructure and deliver one of the most cost-efficient solutions for UNIX, IBM i and Linux deployments.

The Power 720 Express with IBM i provides a technology foundation with proven reliability and security for the small or midsized company seeking a complete, integrated business system. The Power 720 allows you to avoid increased spending and staffing requirements while becoming more responsive to your customers, improving productivity and keeping data secure. IBM i integrates features to simplify your IT environment and delivers a complete, cost-effective business system that can grow with a business. And the Power 720 delivers the performance and capacity to run new and existing core business applications on a single server, to greatly integrate and simplify your IT environment.

Learn why so many clients are moving to IBM Power Systems™. Reliable and secure, the Power 720 Express is a one-socket server that supports up to eight POWER7+™ cores in a flexible 4U rack-optimized or tower form factor. The performance, availability, and flexibility of the Power 720 can enable you to focus on running your business, utilizing a proven solution from thousands of ISVs that support the AIX, IBM i and Linux operating systems.

IBM Power 720 Express server

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IBM Redbook

This paper introduces the IBM Power 720 Express server offerings and their relevant functions

Virtual tour

See the product demonstration of the Power 720 (IBM suggests using Java version 6 Update 12 or higher)

Sales manual

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Reports

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