With today’s data centres growing and becoming more complex than ever before, enterprise organisations look for innovative answers that combine extreme density with energy efficiency for productive, low-cost solutions. IBM BladeCenter E delivers a powerful platform to meet these requirements; it integrates servers, storage, networking and applications so organisations can build robust IT infrastructures. The result is a data centre packed with more operating horsepower that leaves a small carbon footprint.

Lower power usage

With its best-in-class energy-efficient design, BladeCenter E enables organisations to reduce power consumption without compromising processing performance. In fact, the system is 11 percent or more efficient in power and cooling compared to the HP c-Class chassis to run the same configuration in the data centre.1 With these power savings, an organisation can operate at full potential with lower energy costs – and can go green and save.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Robust space-saving 7U chassis
IBM Cool Blue technology
Energy-efficient design
IBM Open Fabric
Powerful solutions management
High-availability midplane
Hot-swap, redundant management, switch, power supply and blower modules
Advanced server management
IBM Remote Deployment Manager
Light path diagnostics self-diagnosis panel
Predictive Failure Analysis
Airborne Contaminant Filter
Three year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site limited warranty
IBM BladeCenter E chassis at a glance
Form factor/height Rack-mount chassis/7U
Blade bays Up to 14
Switch modules Four switch module bays
Power supply module Up to four 2320 W (hot-swap and redundant with load-balancing and failover capabilities)
Cooling modules Two hot-swap and redundant blowers standard
Standard media Optional DVD multi-burner
Systems management hardware One Advanced Management Module standard; add an optional second module for redundancy
Input/output (I/O) ports Keyboard, video, mouse, Ethernet, Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Systems management software Open and easy systems management and trial deployment tools
Light path diagnostics Chassis has Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for power status, location, over temperature, information and status indicators on both front and back. In addition power supplies, blade servers, management module, switch modules and blowers have light path diagnostics
Limited warranty Three year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site limited warranty
External storage Support for IBM System Storage solutions (including DS and Network Attached Storage (NAS) family of products) and many widely adopted non-IBM storage offerings

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