IBM Power 730 Express server

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Highlights

Everyone knows what ‘performance’ meant for IT in the past. Built on the foundation of POWER7+ processor technology, our Power Systems Express servers continue to excel and extend industry excellence in the traditional benchmarks of performance.

But today we are in the midst of an important technology shift driving growth and innovation – built on the confluence of big data, cloud, mobile devices and social business. As processes become more inter-related and complex, IT is being called upon to solve challenging new problems – and implement new IT projects, delivering them with both higher service levels and in a more cost effective manner. This era presents a defining moment for IT organisations to reshape the value they deliver through the customer experience.

Feature Benefits
Impressive POWER7+ performance
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager with EnergyScale Technology
PowerVM Virtualisation
Intelligent Threads
AME
RAS Features
Light Path Diagnostics
Configuration options Model 8231-E2D
POWER7+ processor modules – two per system Eight-core 4.3 GHz or
12-core 4.2 GHz or
16-core 3.6 GHz or
16-core 4.2 GHz
Sockets Two
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 kilobytes (KB) per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 10 megabytes (MB) per core
Memory 8 gigabyte (GB) to 512 GB of registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM) double data rate (DDR-3)
AME
Solid State Drives (SSD) Up to 6 small form factor (SFF) drives or
Disk drives Up to 6 SFF serial attached SCSI (SAS) drives
Disk capacity Up to 5.4 terabytes (TB)
Media bays Slimline for DVD-random access memory (RAM)
Half height for tape drive1 or removable disk
I/O
PCI Adapter slots Five PCI Express 8x Generation2 low profile
Standard Ethernet Four Ethernet 10/100/1000 megabits per second (Mbps) ports
Integrated SAS controller One controller for SAS DASD/SSD with redundant array of independent disks (RAID) 10 and DVD-RAM
Optional protected 175 MB cache with RAID 5, 6
High performance PCI adapters Four-port 8 gigabits per second (Gbps) Fibre Channel (FC)
two-port 16 Gbps FC
two-port 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) RoCE
Dual port 10 GbE
Dual port 10 Gb FC over Ethernet (FCoE)
Dual port quad data rate (QDR) Infiniband
6 Gbps SAS RAID controller
Expansion features (optional) Storage Expansion up to 378 total SFF bays
Up to 20 PCIe slots
Other integrated ports Three universal serial bus (USB), two hardware management consoles (HMC), two system ports, two System Power Control Network (SPCN)
GX slots Two GX++
PowerVM technologies
POWER Hypervisor VMs, LPAR, Dynamic LPAR (DLPAR), Virtual local area network (VLAN) (Memory-to-memory interpartition communication)
PowerVM Express Edition (optional) Up to three partitions on the server; virtualised disk and optical devices (VIOS); Integrated Virtualisation Manager (IVM); Shared Dedicated Capacity
PowerVM Standard Edition (optional) PowerVM Express Edition plus Micro-Partitioning with up to 20 micropartitions per processor; Multiple Shared Processor Pools
PowerVM Enterprise Edition (optional) PowerVM Standard Edition plus Live Partition Mobility (LPM) and Active Memory Sharing (AMS)
RAS features Error checking and correcting (ECC) memory with Chipkill
Processor Instruction Retry
Alternate Processor Recovery
Service processor with fault monitoring
Hot-plug disk bays
Hot-plug and redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic component Deallocation
OS2 AIX
IBM i
Linux for POWER
High availability (HA) IBM PowerHA family
Power requirements 200 V to 240 V ac, single phase
System dimensions Rack Drawer: 3.4 in. H × 17.6 in. W × 28.6 in. D (86 mm × 447 mm × 728 mm); weight 65 lbs (29.5 kg)3
Warranty (limited) Three year Limited Warranty, on site for selected components; customer-replaceable unit (CRU) for all other units (varies by country), Next Business Day 09:00 to 17:00 (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available

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Advantages

Companies embracing Smarter Computing are implementing IT infrastructure based on the IBM Power Systems platform that is designed for data, tuned to the task and managed with cloud technologies. With Power Systems, businesses can outpace their competitors by delivering services faster, differentiate their offerings by delivering higher quality services, and turn operational cost into investment opportunity by delivering services with superior economics.

IBM Power Systems hardware is at the heart of enabling major business and industry transformations fueled by the explosive growth of big data and analytics. Power Systems help organisations drive faster business insights with industry leading performance, scalability and virtualisation flexibility.

Operating systems

Power servers deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to select the best applications for your business needs. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximise the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

System software

IBM's integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software stacks together delivers maximum utilisation, availability, and flexibility helping you deliver new advantages in your business.

Solutions

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in Power Systems that help you deliver new capabilities and new competitive advantages to your business.

Migrate to Power

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