It can cost a significant amount of a server's original purchase price to power and cool it each year. But the innovative cooling technology of the IBM BladeCenter HS21 Express means that it can consume up to 37% less power than other blade servers on the market.
It's just one reason the HS21 won the Serverwatch 2006 Product Excellence Award. IBM BladeCenter's high levels of reliability means you could also save on management and support costs. And advanced flexibility and scalability - including a commitment to long-term chassis compatibility - protect your ROI.
IBM BladeCenter HS21 Express
From £1,363 2
excl. VAT. Free chassis when you buy 4 blades
The award-winning IBM BladeCenter HS21 Express can substantially reduce power and cooling costs while delivering substantial performance gains over earlier IBM technology. All for as little as £1,363 excl. VAT or only £37.39 per month 3 with IBM Financing Advantage. Plus a free chassis - worth £2,079 - when you buy 4 blades.
Notable features/capabilities: Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor up to 3.00GHz; 4M L2 shared Cache; up to 32GB Fully Buffered DIMM; up to two Small Form Factor (2.5") 10,000rpm SAS HDDs installed on each blade (plus support for up to 3 hot-swap SAS drives with optional Storage and I/O blade); 367GB maximum internal storage (with optional SIO blade).
Limited warranty: 3 years on-site 4.
IBM ServicePac® for BladeCenter HS21 Express: 3 years on-site service £167 5†
IBM BladeCenter HS20 Express
From £970 6
excl. VAT Free chassis when you buy 4 blades
The IBM BladeCenter HS20 Express delivers high price-performance, two-processor scalability and a smooth transition to 64-bit applications, for just £970 excl. VAT or only £26.61 per month 3 with IBM Financing Advantage. Plus a free chassis - worth £2079 - when you buy 4 blades.
Notable features/capabilities: Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor up to 3.80GHz; 1MB or 2MB Cache (dependent on model); up to 16GB PC2-3200 DDR II; up to two Ultra 320 SCSI drives installed on each blade; 746.8GB maximum internal storage (with optional SCSI Storage Expansion Unit).
Limited warranty: 3 years on-site 4.
IBM ServicePac® for BladeCenter HS20 Express: 3 years on-site £185 7† excl. VAT
Other IBM BladeCenter HS20 Express models available:
HS20 Machine Type 8843ESG £1,097 8 excl VAT or £30.09 per month 3 with IBM Financing Advantage
HS20 Machine Type 7981EFG £1,109 9 excl VAT or £30.42 per month 3 with IBM Financing Advantage
To be put in touch with a local Business Partner
call IBM on 0870 532 2223
Or to buy direct from these partners, click on the links below
Buy 2 IBM BladeCenters (any model) plus a Cisco or Nortel ethernet switch and get the BladeCenter Chassis for £1 10
Blade Chassis for £1 - plus 14 Blades for the price of 7 10
25% off Cisco or Nortel ethernet switch
Buy 7 IBM BladeCenters (any model) and get 7 free
IBM BladeCenter chassis for £1
These offers are not valid with ExpressSeller products and are strictly limited and subject to availability. For further details please contact your local IBM reseller.
Terms and conditions
*IBM BladeCenter can provide a power saving of 22-37% compared to competitive Blades. Comparison was done on similar dual processor servers, with 4GB memory, Fibre connectivity, and dual Ethernet switching.
1. IBM Estimated Selling Price (ESP) for the IBM BladeCenter Chassis Machine Type 8677ERG
2. IBM Estimated Selling Price (ESP) for the IBM BladeCenter HS21 Express Machine Type 8853E3G
3. IBM Global Financing terms and conditions and other restrictions may apply. All rates are for a 36-month period and for a deal size of under £16,000. Monthly payment provided is for planning purposes only and may vary based on customer credit and other factors. Rates and offerings are subject to changes, extension or withdrawal without notice. Valid until 31/01/2007.
4. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges. For NBD (Next Business Day) on-site labour IBM will attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely before sending a technician.
5. IBM ServicePac® for IBM BladeCenter HS21 Express Ref. 12X6881: Standard warranty is 1 year on-site NBD (Next Business Day), the ServicePac uplifts this to 3 years on-site 9x5x4hr target.
6. IBM Estimated Selling Price (ESP) for the IBM BladeCenter HS20 Express Machine Type 8843ERG
7. IBM ServicePac® for IBM BladeCenter HS20 Express Ref. 38R3840: Standard warranty is 1 year on-site NBD (Next Business Day), the ServicePac uplifts this to 3 years on-site 9x5x4hr target.
8. IBM Estimated Selling Price (ESP) for the IBM BladeCenter HS20 Express Machine Type 8843ESG
9. IBM Estimated Selling Price (ESP) for the IBM BladeCenter HS20 Express Machine Type 7981EFG
10. These offers are for new IBM System x customers only. These offers are not valid with ExpressSeller products and are strictly limited and subject to availability via an IBM reseller. For further details please contact your local IBM reseller.
†ServicePacs are only valid for those countries where the service has been announced, currently this includes most European countries. For the UK, cover is restricted to UK mainland and Ireland only for certain ServicePacs. For taxation reasons, all ServicePac order(s) must be processed and invoiced in the service provision country. For more information on ServicePac warranty enhancements: www.ibm.com/services/europe/maintenance (US)