The right choice. Open. Easy. Green
You've told us you're running multiple business-critical applications - all on x86 servers. You need a provider you can count on. IBM is the right choice. Combining open, industry standards with deep business experience and renowned research, the IBM X-Architecture® blueprint equips System x™ , System x iDataPlex™ and BladeCenter® servers with innovative technology that makes IT easier and more reliable. Proactive tools that help you manage complexity and support the growth of your business and data centre. Capabilities that help you become more efficient so you can go green and start saving. Imagine enterprise servers, blade servers, modular servers and solutions that are open, easy and green with innovation that can help set you apart from the competition.
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The RIGHT choice, tailored to fit your diverse needs
Combining open, industry standards with deep business experience and renowned research capabilities, the IBM X-Architecture blueprint equips System x and BladeCenter servers with innovative technology that makes IT easier and more reliable. Proactive tools that help you manage complexity and support growth of your business and data centre. Capabilities that help you become more efficient so you can go green and start saving. The ultimate goal is to help you realize innovation in your own business. Imagine enterprise servers, blade servers, rack servers and solutions that are open, easy and green with innovation that can help set you apart from the competition. Choose right. Choose IBM.
OPEN and innovative for a flexible business foundation
From chairing committees and forming consortiums to opening design specifications to collaborating with leading hardware and software vendors, IBM has been a major influence in defining x86 standards to promote choice and interoperability and help lower costs. Add innovation and you have best-of-breed System x and BladeCenter systems built to industry standards that support leading third-party technology and operating systems for your diverse computing workloads.
EASY to deploy, integrate and manage
The proliferation of servers, along with their management and asset control, can make it difficult to manage your data centre. Proactive, integrated tools - for tracking and deploying assets, optimising performance and enabling remote maintenance - provide a single, consistent interface so you can better manage your IT. An intelligent system design that includes multiple layers of redundancy, and memory protection combined with advanced availability tools, help keep your systems up and running. And with the ability to scale up to 16 sockets (64 cores) on rack servers or add blades on demand, you can expand as needed to create a dynamic and scalable infrastructure. With a data centre that's easier to manage, you can focus on growing your business.
GREEN today for a better tomorrow
Managing energy in your data centre is a growing concern - because of the increasing numbers of servers, the incremental heat they generate and ultimately, the rising cost of energy. With System x and BladeCenter servers, IBM can help you cut costs with technologies that not only increase performance per watt, but also help you budget, plan and control your power usage. And by consolidating and virtualising on IBM System x and BladeCenter servers, you can increase the utilisation of your hardware and decrease the number of physical assets you need to watch over. This translates into real dollar savings through better energy conservation and IT resource usage across the data centre.
IBM System x enterprise servers
IBM System x enterprise servers are the ideal platform for today's business-critical applications - like database processing, customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning - and highly consolidated, virtual server environments. With multiple workloads running on the same server, performance remains important but reliability and availability become more critical than ever. IBM System x enterprise servers are built with eX4 technology, which include a unique chipset and other advanced capabilities that give you higher throughput, exceptional reliability and the ideal platform for virtualisation.
IBM System x rack and tower servers
The philosophy regarding IBM System x rack and tower-based servers is "innovation comes standard." Some server vendors view uni- and two-socket servers as commodities, using off-the-shelf components to produce cookie-cutter servers with no added value. Instead, IBM X-Architecture system design begins with standard parts and adds innovation to create something more practical: outstanding dual- and quad-core performance, high availability, scalability, power efficiency and proactive manageability.
IBM BladeCenter blade servers
By integrating servers, storage and networking, IBM BladeCenter is helping companies in every industry sweep complexity aside. The blades contain all the necessities to run an application - processors, memory, I/O and storage. The chassis contains shared redundant power, shared hot-swap cooling, DVD, integrated Ethernet, storage, switching and consolidated powerful management. Its innovative, open design offers a true alternative to today's sprawling racks and overheated server rooms. So toss your cables. You have nothing to lose but complexity.
IBM System x iDataPlex
Massive scale-out data centres, with thousands or tens of thousands of servers, rely on Internet-style computing to feed the explosive growth in Web 2.0, risk analysis, high-performance computing and batch processing. At the same time, energy costs are rising, consuming more and more of your IT budget. Whether you are an industry leader in the exploding Web 2.0 market or a global 1000 organisation, you need a data centre model that leverages stateless computing for global reach. IBM System x iDataPlex introduces a new category for Internet-style computing and is designed to help your business: