IBM eX5 enterprise systems


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Breakthrough innovation for Smarter Computing.
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IBM eX5 enterprise systems

Breakthrough innovation for smarter computing

IBM eX5 enterprise systems are at the leading edge of innovation for the new era of enterprise computing. In this business environment, bigger is not enough. Today's enterprise computing solutions must be flexible enough to adapt to evolving day-to-day business requirements while providing exceptional performance, scalability and reliability. The IBM eX5 portfolio, with systems, management and support options, can solve for workload optimisation, intelligent analytics, virtualisation and asset utilisation, data centre efficiencies and IT economics—all solutions enterprise IT leaders are challenged to meet as the new focus on smarter business becomes a reality.

Roland Hagan, World Wide VP IBM System x Servers, discusses the March 2010 eX5 announcement.

IBM eX5 systems benefits

Intel Xeon inside.

IBM eX5 enterprise systems, featuring the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family, provide breakthrough innovation for smarter computing.

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And all of the benefits in the eX5 portfolio of systems are easy to acquire, own and manage and include OnForever™ reliability for maximum availability.

IBM eX5 systems innovations include:

MAX5 – Unprecedented memory expansion with the external MAX5 memory option, decoupling server memory from system processors to allow you to optimise your server performance
eXFlash – Get dramatically faster I/O, with greater storage density and improved reliability
FlexNode – Gain the ability to re-deploy your server on a project-by-project basis for superior asset utilisation and workload management
Scalability – Updating IBM's innovative 'pay-as-you-grow' capability by enabling all eX5 servers to scale
Workload optimised systems – Delivering specific workload-tuned models to minimise your time to value by leveraging IBM's unique expertise

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IBM's System x eX5 servers attack customers' most challenging IT problems with efficiency and flexibility (PDF, 1.43MB)
By Technology Business Research (TBR)


The System x X5 Difference – IBM Innovation on Industry Standard Servers (PDF, 739KB)
Pund-It Analyst Charles King covers key eX5 differentiators.