Enhanced IBM eX5
enterprise systems

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

Innovative, high-performance technological advantages for your data centre

Innovation is the key to success. With the IBM eX5 platform, your storage options are scalable. We have introduced three key technologies that can exceed your business needs. MAX5, FlexNode and eXFlash are offerings that will allow your business to operate more efficiently, streamline costs, and scale to new dimensions.

Read on to see how the eX5 offerings will provide the capacity needs for your toughest business challenges.

MAX5 – the power of memory…

Extending server memory capacity on IBM eX5 System x® servers with MAX5 increases the performance of many application workloads, including database, web, file, and authentication/security. The same benefit can be achieved in other memory-intensive consolidation environments such as virtualisation and cloud computing.

MAX5, an external expansion component makes eX5 systems the best choice for x86 databases

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Learn about the eX5 systems that support eX5 innovations:

eXFlash – no moving parts…

Get dramatically faster I/O, with greater storage density and improved reliability. The following systems support eXFlash: IBM System x3850 X5, x3950 X5 and x3690 X5.

Advanced storage functionality available on x5 platforms

eXFlash use case scenarios

High-performance, flash technology is the solution.

FlexNode partitioning and automatic node failover

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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.

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