|[October 16, 2013]
Lenovo Unveils New ThinkServers for Demanding Virtualization and Cloud Deployments
ANAHEIM, Calif --(Business Wire)--
(SEHK:0992) (Pink Sheets:LNVGY) today announced, at the EDUCAUSE
annual conference here, two new performance-optimized rack servers, the
ThinkServer RD540 and ThinkServer RD640. Armed with the latest Intel (News - Alert)®
Xeon E5 processors, these highly efficient and flexible servers are
designed for easy integration into existing IT infrastructures that
handle demanding virtualization, cloud and compute-intensive workloads.
Lenovo's (News - Alert) ThinkServer RD540 and RD640 are an ideal choice for educational
institutions seeking affordable options that pack a punch. The RD540 and
RD640 provide the performance, security and reliability needed to
support large university workloads and operations. When optionally
equipped with Stoneware's webNetwork software, school administrators,
students and staff can access data, applications and services from a
multitude of devices and platforms using just a browser. With low
price points, built-in redundancy, high reliability components and
sophisticated cooling technology, the RD540 and RD640 deliver
outstanding value for higher education.
With high-performance hardware RAID for data protection, web-enabled
remote management and a powerful, easy-to-use management tool suite all
offered as standard equipment, the budget-friendly RD540 and RD640
provide uncompromising performance ideal for scale-out data analytics,
virtualized business workloads, and compute intensive applications.
The ThinkServer RD540 and RD640 rack servers come equipped with up to
320GB memory and the latest Intel® Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors, which
offer impressive compute power-per-watt -- up to 24 cores -- delivering
27 percent faster performance than the previous generation award winning
RD servers. Both of these servers feature balanced design, flexible
configurations and expansive I/O to handle demanding deployments.
Powerful new network adapter, storage controller and sophisticated RAID
choices increase scalability, reliability and input/output (I/O)
capacity to handle growing requirements for large and compute intensive
scale-out applications. RAID options from LSI® include the ThinkServer
RAID 710 adapter with 1GB write-back cache and available LSI® MegaRAID
CacheCade Pro 2.0 and Fastpath for outstanding reliability and IOPs
Available in either 1U (RD540) or 2U (RD640) configurations with
included tool-less rail kits for easy installation, both of these new
ThinkServers are based on open standards and management protocols and
fit seamlessly into any hybrid network environment. Innovative Lenovo
Smart Grid power management technology uses Intel Node Manager® to scale
power management to the data center level, simultaneously managing as
many as 1,000 server nodes. Smart Grid can be used at each level of the
data center hierarchy-rack, row, room or group-to provide IT
policy-based, power management that increases server utilization while
significantly lowering energy consumption and operating costs.
The Lenovo ThinkServer® RD540 server supports flexible configurations
including 16TB hard disk capacity and new I/O expansion choices to
handle business analytics, web server or virtualized workloads. The
RD540 delivers highly efficient performance with 80PLUS Gold power
supplies and low volt memory choices.
ThinkServer RD640 features enormous I/O expansion with an additional
PCIe slot and 32TB storage capacity for the most demanding cloud,
compute or virtualization deployments. The RD640 is ideal for business
process or decision support deployments that demand rich performance,
flexible system configurations and an optimized mix of storage and
Lenovo's ThinkServer rack servers offer a complete virtualization
management solution, using VMware vSphere Operations Management and
proven LenovoEMC storage technology. Certified with vSphere 5 with
Operations Management, ThinkServer rack servers offer a best-in-class
virtualization management tool suite from VMware to simplify virtual
machine set-up, optimize VM performance, right-size virtual servers,
increase consolidation ratios and lower operational costs. ThinkServer
rack servers also support the latest plug-in tools for VMware vCenter
and Microsoft (News - Alert) SCE, providing easy deployment, alerting, and systems
management for managed networks.
Convenient and Flexible Enterprise Service Offerings
Lenovo has a suite of service offerings that help education customers
accurately budget for the level of protection required to keep
educational institutions up and running. Optional upgraded services are
available to help maximize uptime and productivity. Priority Level
Support provides access to advanced level technicians, priority call
routing, escalation management and basic software support.
"The new ThinkServer RD540 and RD640 perfectly illustrate our enterprise
product group strategy," said Roy Guillen, vice president and general
manager, Enterprise Product Group, Lenovo. "They feature
enterprise-class performance and features, leverage proven technology
from our partners like LSI and VMware and are available in many new
countries globally. These workhorse servers are a winning choice for
customers who demand no-compromise performance and open standards-based
architecture to fit easily in their hybrid networks."
"Lenovo's ThinkServer RD540 and RD640 servers benefit from LSI's
industry-proven I/O acceleration technologies and are perfect for
database administrators who need enterprise-class servers that are
powerful, highly scalable and designed to handle demanding workloads,"
said Tom Swinford, senior vice president and general manager, Datacenter
Solutions Group, LSI. "Used within Lenovo's next-generation servers,
LSI's portfolio of proven storage solutions provides a compelling
combination of cutting-edge performance and unmatched reliability."
Pricing and Availability1
The ThinkServer RD540 and RD640 are will be available beginning in
November 4th starting at $1,599.
For more information, see Lenovo
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Lenovo (SEHK:0992) (Pink Sheets:LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal
technology company - the largest PC maker in the world and an emerging
PC Plus leader - serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated
to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo's
business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global
supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group's
acquisition of the former IBM (News - Alert) Personal Computing Division, the Company
develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and
easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include
legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as
well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices,
including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500
company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai
and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information
1 Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to
change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions.
Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised
features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right
to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.
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