Lenovo today announced 1U and 2U ThinkServer systems both with outstanding performance and a tremendous increase in memory capacity adding to its recently announced next-generation Lenovo® ThinkServer® portfolio. The ThinkServer RD350 and RD450 will be available beginning December 02, 2014 starting at $1,249 for the RD350 and $1,499 for the RD450.
The entry 1U ThinkServer RD350 and the storage-rich, 2U ThinkServer RD450 servers are perfect for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and departments seeking an excellent balance of performance, storage capacity, flexibility and reliability at an attractive price point.
Highly flexible and scalable, the RD350 and RD450 ThinkServers feature redesigned and space-optimized drive trays, chassis and system boards to provide customers with additional storage density and I/O capability within standard 1U and 2U form factors. Businesses with substantial storage needs and a limited infrastructure budget will appreciate the RD450 for its 24 drive bays at an affordable, entry-level price point of $1,499. The RD350 supports up to 16TB of internal storage in a slim, condensed 1U form factor ideal for organizations with space limitations. Available with either 2.5- or 3.5-inch drive configuration options, both rack servers are designed to scale as a customer’s businesses grows.
Additionally, both the ThinkServer RD350 and RD450 servers are equipped with up to two of the latest 12-core Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 series processors and can be configured to feature up to 512GB of DDR4 memory via 16 DIMM slots, nearly tripling the memory capacity of previous-generation servers. Combined, these features help generate almost double the bandwidth and power efficiency increase over DDR3 memory, delivering critical performance enhancements for running workloads such as scale-out data analytics, virtualized business workloads and compute-intensive applications that require faster processing.