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Lenovo announces three new servers to the ThinkServer enterprise line

Lenovo's ThinkServer enterprise line up grows by three new offerings
By: William Harmon | Computer Systems News | Posted: Sep 16, 2014 12:58 am

Lenovo announces its next-generation enterprise-class server portfolio. The new servers, two rack designs and one tower feature the newest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 series processors.




Lenovo stated "After a period of intensive research, development and testing, we're excited to introduce our next generation workstations to the market, as we truly believe this is the best designed workstation ever," said Victor Rios, Vice President and General Manager, Workstation, Lenovo. "We built on the advancements delivered in our 30 Series workstations and engineered the P Series with new levels of innovation based on extensive customer feedback. The result for users is optimum performance, outstanding reliability and unparalleled usability that is unlike anything they have experienced."




ThinkServer RD550 and RD650: Cleverly Designed Rack Servers Pack More Punch in Less Space.


The RD550 and RD650 are equipped with next-generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 series processors with up to 18 cores each. Both servers can be configured to support up to 768GB of DDR4 memory, which provides a bandwidth increase of up to 50 percent as well as a 50 percent increase in power efficiency over previous-generation DDR3 memory. Standard, built-in reliability features include ECC memory, hot-swappable HDD and SSD capability, as well as redundant power and cooling.


The RD550 can accommodate up to 12 drive bays and up to 26.4TB of internal storage, providing the performance and capacity of a 2U system in a 1U form factor - perfect for line-of-business applications and compute-intensive workloads.


The 2U RD650 houses up to 26 drive bays and up to 74.4TB of internal capacity, making it perfect for storage-hungry applications, such as databases, data analytics clusters and video streaming. For ultimate flexibility and scalability, both rack servers are available with hybrid chassis configurations that allow a combination of 2.5- and 3.5-inch drives, ideal for creating a tiered storage environment. Two enterprise-class M.2 solid state drives (SSDs) are available as an option for secure booting, as well as SD card options for hypervisor booting.




ThinkServer TD350: Full Enterprise Capacity and Performance in a 4U Tower


With up to two Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 series processors, the TD350 packs performance, scalability and expandability into a tower form factor. It features nearly triple the memory capacity and double the storage capacity of the previous-generation server with up to 512GB of DDR4 memory and 90TB of internal storage capacity with either 2.5- or 3.5-inch drive configuration options - all in a condensed 4U package. With this massive storage capacity and a lower cost than rack infrastructure, the TD350 is an ideal solution for small- to mid-sized businesses running workloads such as business analytics, large database and collaborative applications.


Darrel Ward, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Product Group, Lenovo said "With our intense focus to become a leader in the enterprise space, we are announcing our most creative, capable, and by far, the most versatile platforms you've ever seen from the ThinkServer brand. The new ThinkServer RD550, RD650 and TD350 are the result of strategic planning backed by a massive investment in enterprise."


This is just the first wave of updated Lenovo server products and Lenovo is coming out strong with these new product releases.


Pricing and Availability:

The TD350, RD550 and RD650 will be available September 9. The TD350 starts at $1,629, the RD550 starts at $1,829 and the RD650 starts at $1,929.


The new Lenovo ThinkServers based on the newest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 series processors strive to provide flexibility and reliability for traditional and software-defined data center environments.

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