IBM Power 740 Express server

High performance, reliable, expandable midsize database and consolidation server

The IBM Power 740 Express server has been withdrawn from the market, effective November 30 2015. The Learn more links provide information on the Power 740.


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.

Businesses desire systems that deliver outstanding performance and can be tomorrow-ready today, with the infrastructure that allows the business to master big data, social, mobile, analytics and the flow of critical information. But they also demand that those systems achieve higher levels of energy efficiency and utilization to help conserve energy and reduce infrastructure costs. As a small-to-midsize database server, the Power® 740 Express® server is fueled by the outstanding performance of the POWER7+ processor, making it possible for applications to run faster with fewer processors, which can result in lower per core software licensing costs. The Power 740 Express also supports innovative workload-optimizing and energy management technologies to help clients get the most out of their systems, running applications quickly and energy efficiently to reduce costs.

As a consolidation server, businesses can further reduce costs and energy consumption by combining the Power 740 Express performance, capacity and configuration flexibility with industrial-strength PowerVM® virtualization for AIX®, IBM i, and Linux. The Power 740 Express is designed with large memory and I/O capacity to satisfy even the most demanding processing environments and can deliver business advantages and higher client satisfaction.

The Power 740 Express is a one- or two-socket server that supports up to 16 POWER7+ cores in a flexible 4U rack-optimized form factor. The Power 740 offers large memory capacity, outstanding performance of the POWER7+ processor, PowerVM and workload-optimizing capabilities to enable companies to get the most out of their systems by increasing utilization and performance while helping to reduce infrastructure and energy costs. The latest model of the Power 740 Express adds increased memory capacity, higher performance POWER7+ processors, and high bandwidth Generation 2 PCI-Express slots to provide even greater performance capabilities.


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Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

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