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Executive Summary - IBM System x3500 M2.............................
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Executive Summary - IBM System x3500 M2



     Our Understanding of Your Goals
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IBM System x Tower Servers Proposal

                  Expansion options and the capability to increase I/O bandwidth for...
IBM System x Tower Servers Proposal




IBM System x3500 M2
            Rock-solid, high-performance tower server for your...
IBM System x Tower Servers Proposal

            efficiency and proactive manageability through built-in capabilities for ...
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           Cache (max)                                                8 MB per proce...
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Other System x Products

     System x Racks
            Attractively priced NetBA...
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            Trademarks

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  1. 1. Client Name IBM System x3500 M2 Tower Ser ver Pr oposal Contact Name Address Telephone Email address Date of proposal Client Logo Need Client's Permission
  2. 2. IBM System x Tower Servers Proposal Table of Contents Executive Summary - IBM System x3500 M2.............................................................................1 Our Understanding of Your Goals.............................................................................................1 Our Approach to Meeting Your Goals.......................................................................................1 Solution Overview.....................................................................................................................1 Why IBM?..................................................................................................................................2 IBM System x3500 M2...................................................................................................................3 Highlights................................................................................................................................... 3 Maintain peak performance and reliability..........................................................................3 Protect IT investments over the long term..........................................................................3 Take processor technology to the next level......................................................................3 Features and Benefits...............................................................................................................4 Specifications............................................................................................................................5 Other System x Products.............................................................................................................7 System x Racks......................................................................................................................... 7 Services ......................................................................................................................................... 8 Support Services.......................................................................................................................8 IBM ServicePac for Warranty and Maintenance Options.........................................................8 IBM ServicePac for Remote Technical Support Services.........................................................8 Support for IBM System x.........................................................................................................8 STG Lab Services.....................................................................................................................8 © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2010. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is i subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  3. 3. IBM System x Tower Servers Proposal Executive Summary - IBM System x3500 M2 Our Understanding of Your Goals We understand the challenges emerging enterprises face when trying to ensure availability and performance for their mission-critical and virtualized environments. You’re looking for a dependable platform with increased reliability and manageability to maximize uptime and minimize maintenance. Furthermore, we understand that your search for a high-performance platform should offer longevity and the chance to optimize IT investments over the long term, as well as provide additional capacity to expand as your business needs change and the number of applications grow. Our Approach to Meeting Your Goals We are pleased to present a solution that can address the complexity of your business requirements. The IBM® System x3500 M2 server is a highly dependable two-socket tower server designed for distributed and virtualized environments and medium-sized businesses. Features in the x3500 M2, such as redundant components and advanced data protection, help deliver high availability and resiliency, while integrated systems management capabilities lessen the time and cost spent supporting your systems. Full service processor support including Predictive Failure Analysis® and an externally visible light path diagnostic panel enable you to quickly pinpoint possible failures and avoid downtime. The x3500 M2 offers exceptional stability and longevity, as well as flexible growth options and large storage capacity to meet future business requirements. Solution Overview Ideal for emerging mid-size to large enterprise customers with both traditional and virtualized environments, the x3500 M2 provides the ultimate balance of high performance, high availability and vast internal storage capacity in a stable-life, distributed platform that is easy to manage and delivers value over its long life. Solution highlights include:  High availability and resiliency through hot-swap hard disk drives and redundant features  Simplified systems management with an integrated management module (IMM) and remote presence  Long-life, flexible growth options to optimize IT investments  Dynamic workload adaptability to allocate processor resources for more efficient server utilization and reduced power consumption © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2010. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 1 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  4. 4. IBM System x Tower Servers Proposal  Expansion options and the capability to increase I/O bandwidth for performance and productivity  Support for most major virtualization environments Why IBM? IBM offers you a powerful, highly redundant server with the performance and features you would expect on a robust enterprise-class server. Combining decades of experience in mainframe business servers with the low-cost and high-value of industry-leading technology components from Intel® and others, IBM has produced a rock-solid, high-performance server that can satisfy the needs of your most demanding applications. With outstanding configuration flexibility, improved power efficiency, simplified system management and a generous three-year warranty term, the x3500 M2 can exceed the unique needs of virtually every mid-size to enterprise class customer. It’s IBM’s goal to provide you with a just-right solution today, then build on our relationship as you grow your server, to become your information technology provider of choice well into the future. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2010. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 2 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  5. 5. IBM System x Tower Servers Proposal IBM System x3500 M2 Rock-solid, high-performance tower server for your most demanding applications Highlights  High availability features and integrated systems management tools maximize uptime  Stability combined with flexible growth options delivers increased investment protection  The latest processor technology with superior energy-management and cooling efficiency Maintain peak performance and reliability Designed to meet the highest levels of dependability, the IBM® System x3500 M2 delivers outstanding quad-core performance and availability to help keep mission- critical applications and virtualized environments up and running. Redundant components to reduce points of failure and light path diagnostics provide resiliency, while integrated support features like a remote presence key optimize systems management efficiency. Protect IT investments over the long term A long-life platform, the x3500 M2 provides exceptional stability in a volatile marketplace. Flexible configurations and a generous storage capacity enable emerging enterprise environments to meet the demands of today, and easily grow to accommodate additional applications as business requirements evolve. Take processor technology to the next level The x3500 M2 harnesses the benefits of the latest Intel® Xeon® quad-core technology, including faster processing, simultaneous multithreading and dynamic power management. It builds on standard technology to offer superior power © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2010. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 3 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  6. 6. IBM System x Tower Servers Proposal efficiency and proactive manageability through built-in capabilities for monitoring, measurement and management of energy consumption. Select configurations of the x3500 M2 are part of the IBM Express Advantage™ Portfolio, designed to meet the needs of mid-sized businesses. Easy to manage, Express models/configurations vary by country. Features and Benefits Feature Benefits Up to two Intel® Xeon® Processors X5570 up  Ultimate processor performance with to 2.93 GHz and up to 8 MB cache, Intel eight total cores using optimized L2 Turbo Boost Technology, Intel HT cache Technology  Additional performance boost during peak demand times with turbo mode  Faster and concurrent execution of multithreaded applications Fast 1333 MHz, DDR-3 registered DIMM  Matching the speed of high-performance memory Intel Xeon processors with new- generation, high-performance memory to optimize throughput  Improved application performance with interleaved memory Support for up to 16 small form factor (SFF)  Increased performance, simplified cabling 2.5-inch hot-swap Serial Attached SCSI and better fault isolation than parallel (SAS) hard disk drives SCSI without cost premium via SAS  Up to 4.8 TB of data storage capacity  Eight drive bays standard with the option to add eight additional drives Up to six PCI-Express slots  Faster interconnect speeds than PCI-X 133 MHz One available PCI I/O slot for system  Provides investment protection by expansion supporting legacy adapters Up to two PCI-X slots  Enables you to continue using your existing PCI-X adapters while you transition to the PCI-Express standard; replaces one PCI-Express slot Integrated Hardware RAID-0, -1, -1E  Advanced Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) protection delivers basic high availability to your HDDs efficiently without sacrificing performance  Standard on all models of the x3500 M2 Optional SAS RAID-5, -50, -6, -60, -10  Optional upgrade to RAID-5, -50, -6, -60 or -10 protection efficiently brings advanced data availability to your HDDs without sacrificing performance Optional hot-swap/redundant power and  Potentially eliminates downtime by cooling maintaining system availability if a fan or power supply needs to be replaced Virtualization support  Supports most major virtualization environments © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2010. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 4 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  7. 7. IBM System x Tower Servers Proposal Feature Benefits  Supports optional hypervisor USB key Externally visible light path diagnostics panel  Gives information about a failing component without interrupting system operation—visible without removing the system cover  Expedites hardware repairs to dramatically reduce service time  Provides a lighted path to failing component inside the system Integrated management module (IMM) and  Provides around-the-clock remote remote presence management capabilities  Increases server availability by continuously monitoring your system and notifying you of potential system failures or changes  Activates dedicated systems management Ethernet port enabling remote access Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet  Provides increased network throughput and redundancy with efficient slot-saving integration Trusted Platform Module (TPM) standard  Integrated hardware chip enabling advanced security features IBM Systems Director Active Energy  Provides comprehensive systems Manager™ management tools  Helps increase uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity with advanced server management capabilities  Allows continuous real-time monitoring, measuring and management of power consumption IBM ServerGuide software  Assists with the installation of operating systems and drivers  Gets your server up and running faster  Simplifies installation and configuration of your IBM System x® servers Standard three-year customer replaceable  Provides peace of mind for an extended unit and onsite limited warranty¹ period of time 1 IBM hardware products are made from new parts, or new and serviceable used parts. Regardless, our warranty terms apply. For a copy of applicable product warranties, write to: Warranty Information, P.O. Box 12195, RTP, NC 27709, Attn. Dept. JDJA/B203. IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services, including those designated ServerProven®. Specifications Form factor/height Tower/5U (rack-mountable) Processor (max) Intel® Xeon® X5570 up to 2.93 GHz and up to 8 MB cache Number of processors (std/max) 1/2 © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2010. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 5 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  8. 8. IBM System x Tower Servers Proposal Cache (max) 8 MB per processor socket Memory1 (max) 2 GB/128 GB max 1333 MHz DDR-3 registered DIMMs via 16 DIMM slots Expansion slots 6 PCI-Express, 1 PCI, 2 PCI-X (optional— requires removal of 1 PCI-Express) Disk bays (total/hot-swap) 16/16 (SFF) (8 standard with additional 8 available) Maximum internal storage1, 2 4.8 TB hot-swap Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Network interface Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet Power supply (std/max) 920 W 1/2 Hot-swap components Power supply, fans and hard disk drives RAID support Integrated Hardware RAID-0, -1, -1E, optional RAID-5, -6, -10, -50, -60 Systems management Automatic Server Restart; IBM Predictive Failure Analysis on hard disk drives, processors, voltage regulator modules (VRMs), fans and memory; light path diagnostics; integrated management module; remote presence; IBM Systems Director and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ Operating systems supported3,4 Microsoft® Windows®, Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, SUSE Linux Enterprise, VMware ESX and ESXi Limited warranty5 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty 1 Maximum internal hard disk and memory capacities may require the replacement of any standard hard drives or memory, and the population of all hard disk bays and memory slots with the largest currently supported drives available. When referring to variable speed CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs and DVDs, actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible. 2 When referring to storage capacity, GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes, and TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Accessible capacity is less. 3 OS support and certification information can be found on the IBM ServerProven® Web site at http://ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/indexsp.html . 4 Microsoft, Red Hat, Novell SUSE and/or VMware offerings are available for purchase with System x servers in most countries. 5 IBM hardware products are made from new parts, or new and serviceable used parts. Regardless, our warranty terms apply. For a copy of applicable product warranties, write to: Warranty Information, P.O. Box 12195, RTP, NC 27709, Attn: Dept. JDJA/B203. IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services, including those designated as ServerProven. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2010. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 6 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  9. 9. IBM System x Tower Servers Proposal Other System x Products System x Racks Attractively priced NetBAY rack solutions help you manage and control xSeries® and Netfinity® servers in your enterprise. Features include:  Three new members for the family of rugged, heavy-duty rack cabinets  Perforated steel doors -- optimize cooling for high-density appliance installation  Improved cable management system  Models include: – NetBAY42 – S2 42 U rack space – NetBAY42 E -- 42 U rack expansion space – NetBAY25 SR -- 25 U rack space – NetBAY11 Standard Rack Cabinet – 11 U rack space  Security through locking front and rear doors  Heavy-duty caster set for mobility  Standard side panels on Standard Rack (SR) models  Support for many of the current rack options  Three-year, on-site service, limited warranty © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2010. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 7 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  10. 10. IBM System x Tower Servers Proposal Services Support Services http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/services.html IBM ServicePac for Warranty and Maintenance Options http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/index.wss/offering/its/a1001480 IBM ServicePac for Remote Technical Support Services http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/index.wss/offering/its/a1000229 Support for IBM System x http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/supportsite.wss/brandmain? brandind=5000008 Find local contact and support information for United States. http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/ STG Lab Services http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/services/labservices/labservices_x.html http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/services/labservices/labservices_virtualizationcp.ht ml © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2010. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 8 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.
  11. 11. IBM System x Tower Servers Proposal Trademarks IBM, the IBM logo, BladeCenter, Chipkill, ClusterProven, DS4000, eServer, Enterprise Storage Server, Express, Express Advantage, FlashCopy, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, IntelliStation, Lotus, Netfinity, NetView, OnForever, PowerExecutive, Predictive Failure Analysis, ServeRAID, ServerGuide, ServerProven, System i, System p, System x, System z, Tivoli, TotalStorage, Wake on LAN, WebSphere, xSeries, and X-Architecture are trademarks or registered trademarks of the IBM Corporation in the United States or other countries or both. For a list of additional IBM trademarks, please see http://www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml . Intel, Intel logo, Celeron, Intel Inside, Intel Inside logo, Intel Centrino, Intel Centrino logo, Celeron, Intel Xeon, Intel SpeedStep, Itanium, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc., in the United States, other countries, or both. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. The IBM home page can be found at: http://www.ibm.com. © Copyright IBM Corporation, 2010. Use or disclosure of data contained on this page is 9 subject to the restriction in the disclosure statement of this document.

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