IBM System x3850 X5 and x3950 X5


Tailored to your workload demands

With rising costs, increasing workloads and demands for 24×7 availability, there’s no room in your organization for underperforming, underutilized or unreliable servers. Built on the latest generation of IBM® Enterprise X-Architecture® technology and Intel processors, the IBM System x3850 X5 offers superior performance and unbeatable reliability within an energy- and wallet-friendly design. Best of all, it offers ultimate scalability and flexibility to help you get what you need, when you need it.

You need to get solutions deployed in your data center and generating returns faster than ever. The x3950 X5 workload-optimized systems are turnkey solutions configured for high-performing database or virtualization environments. Choose among models configured with the right balance of processing power, memory, high- performance storage, networking and software for your database application, virtualized or SAP HANA environment.

Grow as your business grows

The x3850 X5 server allows freedom of choice with extremely flexible configurations plus memory expansion capabilities. A modular building block design lets you customize your system for current needs while providing the ability to react to changing workloads. Expand from a two-processor system up to four processors. Add a second system to create an eight-processor system. Start with two memory DIMMs and expand up to 192 with a dual-node system and two MAX5 memory expansion options. Reallocate resources as your environment changes. The x3850 X5 meets your needs today, while providing an easy, cost-effective upgrade path to change your environment when you’re ready.

Select configurations of the x3850 X5 are part of the IBM Express Portfolio™ designed to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses. Easy to manage, Express models and configurations vary by country.

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