IBM has unveiled the BladeCenter “S” system to allow SMEs to shrink their datacentre footprint by up to 80%.
The system, which is designed to house up to six IBM blade servers, is built to reduce the typical 25 to 45 servers used by an average mid-size company by up to 80%, said IBM.
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BladeCenter “S” can handle applications and tasks such as antivirus/firewall, voice over IP, e-mail, collaboration, back-up and recovery and file and print, and is intended to be housed in a typical office environment, instead of a standalone datacentre location.
As well as saving space, IBM said the solution would save firms money on their energy bills through server consolidation.
IBM BladeCenter S has also been designed to minimise IT administration. The system can be configured for the first time like a home PC using wizards.
Alex Yost, vice president and business line executive for IBM BladeCenter, said, “IBM’s introduction of a purpose built BladeCenter for small offices and distributed locations will now help smaller firms get the simplification and integration that the biggest companies have been getting from blades, in a package that is optimised for their business.”
IBM BladeCenter S is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2007.
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