Published On: Wed, Sep 10th, 2014

IBM launches M5 portfolio of x86 servers for enterprises


IBM has launched its M5 portfolio of x86 servers, which will bring innovation in security, efficiency and reliability required by clients for mission-critical applications. The newly introduced servers comes with high performance and built-in security, efficiency, and reliability, supporting a wide range of enterprise workloads and computing environments, from infrastructure basics to cloud computing to big data and analytics.

The server portfolio also consists of highly configurable models of rack and tower servers, dense systems, blades and integrated systems. This will enable the clients to address pressing business challenges in the data center and in the office. Speaking about this new portfolio, Siddhesh Naik, Country Manager, System x, IBM India and South Asia, said, “Clients need to support more demanding workloads with limited budgets while dealing with increasingly sophisticated attacks on their infrastructure. Our new M5 servers are designed with the long-standing heritage of IBM innovation to support these enterprise applications with the high security, efficiency and reliability they require.”

The new IBM System x M5 servers include, System x3650 M5, System x3550 M5, System x3500 M5, Flex System x240 M5, NeXtScale nx360 M, NeXtScale System with Water Cool Technology. All the new IBM workload-focused solutions are designed to deliver value to clients. These solutions provide performance; scalability and reliability that can help clients drive business results. Along with this, the System x innovations, the new servers come with all the latest industry-standard features, including Intel’s new Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, and up to 1.5 terabytes of faster, energy-saving TruDDR4 memory. All these servers are scheduled to begin shipping to customers this year, except the x3500 M5, which is scheduled to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2015.

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IBM launches M5 portfolio of x86 servers for enterprises