Lenovo BladeCenter 8677 - Rack-mountable - 7U - Product Details
IBM eServer BladeCenter is a key component in building your IBM eServer blades configuration. Its innovative 8U modular design delivers the performance density and reliability for adding scale and capacity in next-generation network server infrastructures. And its flexible design can help lower the deployment costs of adding mission-critical application capacity in centralized voice and/or data communications environments.
The rack-optimized BladeCenter holds up to 8 hot-swap BladeCenter HS20 blades with up to five enclosures in a 42U rack. Its breakthrough chassis design provides redundant and hot-swap components, helping enable maximum uptime by minimizing single points of failure.
Features & Benefits:
^^ Space-saving features
IBM eServer BladeCenter provides twice the density of comparable 2U rack-optimized solutions, saving valuable floor space and helping lower your costs. You get more compute performance per square inch, and BladeCenter helps make centralizing your network easy.
^^ High availability features
Take advantage of its design, minimizing single points of failure. Included are the high availability ePlane, a redundant and load-balanced power subsystem and hot-swap redundant cooling. Optional networking redundancy is provided for Fibre Channel and systems management.
^^ Smart management delivered
IBM Director is a powerful, highly integrated systems management software solution, which can help reduce costs through functions which are designed to reduce downtime, increase productivity of network management personnel and end users, and reduce service and support costs. Exploit your existing management environments and use the Internet to access and manage physically dispersed IT assets more efficiently. IBM Director allows network and IT administrators to view the hardware configuration of remote systems in detail and monitor the usage and performance of critical components such as processors, hard disk drives and memory.
Remote Deployment Manager allows you to remotely power, cycle, boot, monitor and perform console operations and distribute software to blades from any remote management console. Customers use the same interface/tools to manage and deploy their blade systems, as well as their existing infrastructure, which is far easier then using separate sets of tools.