Lenovo announces ThinkServer RD530 and RD630 rack servers for Cloud and Virtualization Deployments
Lenovo today announced two new additions to the ThinkServer family—the ThinkServer RD530 and RD630 rack servers. Available in either 1U (RD530) or 2U (RD630) configurations with tool-less rail kits for easy installation, Lenovo’s latest two-socket rack servers come equipped with choices of processors from the Intel Xeon E5-2600 product family. With up to eight cores per processor, the Intel processors achieve up to 30 percent greater CPU performance and more than twice the memory bandwidth compared to the current Lenovo server platform. Both servers feature up to 320GB of RAM deployable in 20 DIMM slots, hardware and advanced RAID (redundant array of independent disks) controller options and large memory capacity that provides full redundancy with up to eight (RD530) or 16 (RD630) hot-swappable hard drives.
Lenovo’s new ThinkServers also deliver impressive power savings and are up to 45 percent more efficient than previous generation Lenovo servers. A new chassis design that improves thermal efficiency 30 percent and helps ensure uninterrupted performance in ambient temperatures up to 104ºF (40ºC), above the industry average of 95ºF (35ºC) enhances the power efficiency of the ThinkServer RD530 and RD630. The built-in full redundancy reduces 90 percent of server downtime due to single point system failure, making the new ThinkServer RD530 and RD630 ideal for IT departments needing high performance, scalability and high availability for even the most demanding applications.Prices for the ThinkServer RD530 and RD630 start at $2,399 and $2,699, respectively.