New Line of IBM Servers Lifts Performance, Efficiency To Allow New Levels of Consolidation
This also encompasses two new enterprise tower servers -- the x3500 M3 and x3400 M3 -- that feature twice the storage capacity of previous generations and lower power and facilities costs, and the BladeCenter HS22 and the virtualization-optimized BladeCenter HS22V.
" IBM unveiled new System x servers that offer increased memory and can help improve efficiency to allow customers to better exploit virtualization and support more sophisticated workloads." The new System x M3 and Blade Center systems include: Two new rack servers, the x3650 M3 and the x3550 M3 deliver 50% more memory capacity and 60% more internal storage than the previous IBM generation. The x3650 M3 is also 50% more power-efficient than the previous generation, which was the industry leader in power efficiency.