August 2013 announcement
IBM Flex System represents an entirely new generation of technology, with more performance and bandwidth, true integrated enterprise SAN storage, and far more capability to consolidate and virtualize than previous systems. A game changer.
Businesses around the world have a huge opportunity to move forward – beyond blades – to enable a transformation of the data center that brings together not only servers and networking, but storage as well, all under integrated management – with IBM Flex System.
Now IBM Flex System offers more choice and capability – with new POWER-based compute nodes, a new high density x86 compute node, new networking options and increased management scalability and capability.
The new POWER-based compute nodes offer a range of capabilities from entry systems to POWER 7+ based systems for the most demanding capacity and growth requirements.
The new IBM Flex System x222 compute node is designed to support high density compute requirements such as desktop virtualization, cloud based workloads and consolidation projects.
New networking options include a System Interconnect Module designed to simplify chassis networking by aggregating networking ports thereby lowering cost and simplifying management. In addition, the new 40Gb switch and software defined networking - including support for OpenFlow - offer clients even more choice in IBM Flex System network infrastructure.
New features in IBM Flex System Manager offer increased scalability and improvements in storage and virtualization management.
Contact Lenovo for x86-based systems
Contact IBM for POWER and/or hybrid (POWER + x86) systems
Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems
These IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in the U.S. and other countries. IBM will host x86-related content on ibm.com until migrated to Lenovo. During the transition, please interpret references to IBM in relation to transitioned products as Lenovo.
New IBM Flex System X6 Compute Nodes and solutions drive cost-efficient performance for cloud and big data workloads.