December 29, 2014
Lenovo has launched its next-generation ThinkServer portfolio. The offerings include the entry-level 1U ThinkServer RD350 and the 2U ThinkServer RD450. Both are ideal for small-to-medium (SMB) sized businesses.
The servers include a redesign and space-optimized drive trays, chassis and system boards that provide additional storage density and I/O capability in 1U and 2U form factors. Both are equipped with up to two of the latest 12-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 series processors and can be configured to hold up to 512GB of memory.
The RD450 has 24 drive bays and the RD350 supports of up to 16TB of internal storage. Users can choose from 2.5 or 3.5 inch drive configurations.
Other features include ECC memory, integrated RAID, hot-swappable HDD and SSD (solid-state drive) capability and redundant power and cooling. Both are available with 80 PLUS Titanium or Platinum-rated power supplies.
“Lenovo understands that while SMBs rely on servers as the backbone of their businesses, they also face unique infrastructure challenges such as small data centers and limited budgets,” said Bob Galush, vice president, High Volume Servers and Options. “Our next-generation RD350 and RD450 ThinkServers address these critical customer concerns by providing a balance of enterprise-class performance, flexibility and leadership reliability in a low-cost package.”
For more information, visit Lenovo.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.