RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – May 06, 2015: Lenovo, the third-largest global x86 server hardware supplier, today announced an update to its flagship portfolio of scalable, high-performance X6 servers along with an array of prequalified ISV enterprise solutions including offerings optimized for SAP HANA. Updated Lenovo X6 server systems, with just released record-setting performance results, include two Flex System X6 Compute Nodes and a pair of System x rack servers, both managed by Lenovo XClarity, the company’s recently announced systems management offering. These powerful new solutions improve performance and speed deployment of demanding workloads such as cloud, database, ERP, virtualization, and business analytics.
“The rapid pace of change in today’s enterprise data center environment is stressing infrastructure technologies and IT budgets,” said Darrel Ward, vice president, Enterprise Marketing and Storage Business Unit. “Lenovo’s new X6 servers provide the performance, agility, and resiliency needed for mission-critical applications, while simultaneously providing your business with the advantage to win in an extremely competitive environment.”
Lenovo X6 Rack Servers – Modular ‘Book’ Architecture
Lenovo’s high-performance X6 rack servers, the four-socket Lenovo System x3850 X6 and the eight-socket Lenovo System x3950 X6, feature an award-winning modular design. This highly-flexible design allows for the easy swap-out of Compute Books to accommodate next-generation processors, reducing acquisition costs and eliminating the need to purchase a new server. In addition, this innovative modular architecture allows IT shops to easily upgrade other key components, such as storage, full-height and half-height I/O cards, as well as fans and power supplies, without the cost and disruption of replacing complete systems. This groundbreaking system design also allows for multiple generations of processor technologies to be used in the same chassis.
Armed with the future Intel Xeon processor E7-4800 v3 product family, these servers deliver new levels of performance and seamless upgradability, as well as over 50 percent greater performance than previous-generation systems. With support for DDR4 memory, the latest memory technology, and up to 192 DIMM slots, these systems can power the most memory-intensive workloads, including demanding database and analytics. Advanced reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features, such as Memory Page Retrieve, Consumed Error Recovery, and Upward Integration Modules, reduce support costs and increase system uptime.
Lenovo Flex System X6 – Scalable Compute Nodes
Lenovo Flex System X6 Compute Nodes, including the Flex System x480 X6, which is scalable to a four-socket system, and the Flex System x880 X6,the first scalable eight-socket Intel Xeon processor-based blade server, offer customers industry-leading performance in a highly-flexible, converged blade architecture designed to grow with your environment. Featuring the future Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families, each equipped with up to 144 cores, these enhanced compute nodes deliver faster application performance for workloads that require the highest levels of performance, memory capacity and high resiliency, such as mission-critical databases (both In-Memory and Traditional RDBMS) and analytics.
“We developed the Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family to deliver the performance, advanced reliability and scalability to meet the demands of enterprise computing and the growth in real-time analytics” said Lisa Spelman, marketing general manager, Intel Data Center Group. “Lenovo’s delivery of flexible X6 servers, based on the Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family, delivers the performance and in-memory capability that make it possible to turn enterprise data explosion into business insight.”
SAP HANA Workload Optimized Solutions for the SAP HANA Appliance
Today’s new SAP HANA-optimized solutions, based on Lenovo’s System x3850 X6 and System x3950 X6 server platforms, deliver SAP-certified configurations that provide unprecedented performance and scalability. When combined with Lenovo Enterprise Solution Services, these workload-intensive solutions can be operational in just days, helping customers speed deployment of new SAP HANA applications and simplify ongoing management of their SAP HANA infrastructure.
Lenovo also offers SAP solutions in partnership with EMC including:
- SAP HANA Tailored Data Center Integration (TDI) with EMC
- EMC VSPEX for classis SAP landscapes
Additional Prequalified Enterprise ISV Solutions
In addition to SAP and EMC, Lenovo partners with industry leaders such as Microsoft, VMware, and Citrix to offer complete, pretested infrastructure solutions that utilize Lenovo server, storage, and networking hardware. These prequalified solutions simplify and reduce deployment costs, allowing organizations with strained IT resources to focus on the needs of their growing business. Prequalified solutions include:
- Lenovo Solution for Microsoft Scale Out File Server
- Lenovo Solution for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
- Lenovo Solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
- Lenovo Solution for VMware vCloud Suite 6.0
- Lenovo Solution for VMware Horizon 6.0
- Lenovo Solution for Citrix XenDesktop 7.6
- Lenovo Solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2014
- Lenovo Solution for Engineering Analysis
- Lenovo Solution for ANSYS
- Lenovo Solution for Financial Services
- Lenovo Solution for Life Sciences
Lenovo XClarity – Simple and Automated Systems Management
Lenovo XClarity is the ideal solution for small-to-large enterprises, service providers, and government organizations. Lenovo XClarity addresses critical customer requirements including the need to centralize and streamline hardware resource management, speed cloud and traditional infrastructure deployments, and enable visibility and control of physical resources from external, higher-level management software tools. The new solution is available in two editions, Lenovo XClarity Administrator and Lenovo XClarity Pro, and supports Lenovo’s new high-performance X6 server solutions announced today.
Pricing and Availability
The System x3850 X6 and the System x3950 X6 will be available beginning May 26 and will start at $7,979. The Flex System x480 X6 and Flex System x880 X6 will be available beginning May 27 and will start at $10,415.