Enhanced IBM eX5
enterprise systems

Breakthrough innovation for Smarter Computing.
Integrated. Efficient. Intelligent.

The industry's first scalable blade server with independent memory expansion just got smarter

Going beyond the industry standards with unique innovations, the new IBM BladeCenter® HX5 offers unparalleled value for your business critical applications. HX5 delivers unprecedented compute performance, memory footprint and I/O bandwidth to enable maximum utilisation in a blade form factor for compute- and memory-intensive enterprise workloads.

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Why choose BladeCenter HX5?

  • - Faster time to value with eX5 enterprise class blade servers
  • - Ideal platform for enterprise workloads
  • - Simplify systems management and reduce operating costs

Key features

IBM BladeCenter HX5 is a scalable, high-performance blade server with unprecedented memory and compute performance, delivering capacity and flexibility for enterprise workloads. The HX5 features:

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Redefining X.

Smarter systems for a Smarter Planet
IBM eX5 enterprise systems can help you maximise memory, minimize cost and simplify deployment


eX5: The next leap forward
Roland Hagan, World Wide VP IBM System x Servers, discusses eX5, the next leap forward in x86 server architecture and design.

IBM Information Management and eX5
Arvind Krishna, IBM General Manager of Information Management Software discusses eX5 technology and how it is optimised for IBM Software Group products.

VMWare and IBM eX5
Stephen Herrod, CTO of VMware, discusses eX5 technology and its impact on virtualisation.

Microsoft and IBM eX5
Bill Laing, Corporate VP at Microsoft talks about eX5 technology and how IBM and Microsoft work together to satisfy customers.

SAP and IBM eX5
Mike Ellis, VP of the IBM Alliance at SAP talks about eX5 technology and IBM's and SAP's long history of collaboration for customers.

Analyst reports

The Value of Memory-Dense Servers: IBM's System x MAX 5 for its eX5 Server Family (PDF, 791KB)
International Data Corporation (IDC) highlights how IBM MAX5 memory technology plays a significant role in increasing the value of memory dense servers.

IBM's System x eX5 servers attack customers' most challenging IT problems with efficiency and flexibility (PDF, 580KB)
By Technology Business Research (TBR)

The System x X5 Difference – IBM Innovation on Industry Standard Servers (PDF, 151KB)
Pund-It Analyst Charles King covers key eX5 differentiators.

IBM System x - From Boxes to Workloads (PDF, 205KB)
This white paper by Illuminata focuses on x86 server evolution. IBM eX5 represents a new era in x86 product capabilities.

White papers

Highly-Scalable Virtualisation: Optimising your Infrastructure with IBM eX5 and VMware vSphere (PDF, 1MB)
VMware and IBM discuss how to maximise the return on your virtualisation investment.