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IBM BladeCenter = complete RAS
Redundant & hot-swap power supplies, blowers, switches, AMM
4x completely separate and redundant wiring for power supplies
Redundant connectors from the blade to the mid-place for power and IO
NO SINGLE POINT OF FAILURE

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  • Fit up to 75% more servers per chassis: Dell M910 vs HX5 2S
  • Slide 10: IBM System x and BladeCenter Today we can have a new conversation with clients. One that is based on ushering in NEW THINKING …one that is based on the revolutionary fifth generation of IBM Enterprise X Architecture…eX5 ! With eX5 IBM brings true, enterprise-class capabilities to the x86 market….including our BladeCenter platform. Memory is no longer a gating factor as clients will now have six times the memory capacity and two thirds the subsequent software costs…all while offering the lowest x86 acquisition and deployment costs in the industry. With eX5….IBM has embraced a systems approach to x86 computing the competition can’t begin to match… and the reason is again based on differentiating IBM innovation.
  • Slide 11: The new thinking from IBM… Introducing the eX5 Portfolio The eX5 portfolio unleashes true enterprise-class capability to deliver unprecedented x86 energy efficiency, utilization and systems management. IBM accomplishes this through a number of exclusive eX5 technologies designed to maximize memory, minimize cost and simplify deployment. MAX5 provides unparalleled x86 memory capacity….eXFlash delivers extreme internal storage performance….and FlexNode allows a single system to dynamically become two distinct systems or back again. eX5 delivers an entirely new way of thinking about x86 systems….exemplifies competitive advantage….and completely changes the game in x86 computing.
  • Expand memory capacity, with or without adding more processors – you choose Up to double the number of memory DIMMs Up to 3TB memory in an 8-socket system Up to 192 DIMMs, all running at 1066MHz MAX5 Memory Latency is similar to the local CPU socket Current processors use a Home snoop protocol, which means snoop results are sent to the memory address owner, not the requester The local CPU must wait for snoop results. MAX5’s snoop filter allows it to return memory reads immediately - it already knows the snoop result Over five times the memory capacity in two sockets vs. today’s leading two-socket systems MAX5 memory may be partitioned to CPUs or pooled, depending on workload needs and OS requirements Provides the memory customers have needed for database and virtualization – up to 100% more virtual machines Allows higher memory capacity to be reached with less expensive DIMMs for more economical high end implementations
  • Giving customers Choice. Choice of Chassis/Blades and Interconnects. 5 types of Chassis. Blades from Intel, AMD, Power and Cell. Any chassis any Blade. and then pick the combination of adapter and switch. Gives the most flexible solution Right from Chassis, Server and IO. 5 types of fabric: Ethernet – Cisco/BNT FC – Brocade, Qlogic, Cisco, Emulex Infiniband – Voltaire, Mellanox SAS – LSI iSCSI
  • IBM Systems Director Upward Integration Modules (UIMs) not only protects your investment in existing management software, they also add value to these products by surfacing more detailed hardware information and tools. And because UIMs enable you to manage from the same familiar console with more robust tools, you'll save on staff retraining.
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    1. 1. Building a smarter planet Virtual. Efficient. Open. Resilient. © 2010 IBM Corporation
    2. 2. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter Industry Trends •Industry dynamics •Server migration to x86 •Form factor migration to blades Blade Value Proposition •Client challenges in a Blade Environment •IBM BladeCenter value proposition BladeCenter Portfolio Overview •Chassis •Blades •IO •Management Virtual. Efficient. Open. Resilient.2 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    3. 3. Building a smarter planetx86 is the only growing server platform now represents the largest part ofthe market, both in terms of shipment revenue and volume. WW Total Server Market $55B $46B $52B 100%  Although 2H09 and 1H10 saw returned to 7% 12% 11% growth for x86… 21%  x86 represents over 90% over the volume 75% 24% shipments and now represents more than 35% half of the revenue as well. 9% 9%  x86 is good...relatively inexpensive to 50% 4% acquire and maintain, standardized across multiple vendors, with lots of applications and skilled people. 63% 56%  x86 is bad...underutilized, taking up too 25% 48% much space and power, relatively unsecure and unreliable.  x86 needs innovation…that’s what we do. 0% 2005 2009 2014 x86 Itanium RISC Mainframe Source: IDC3 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    4. 4. Building a smarter planetBlades are the growth engine for x86. By and large new “solutions” or“systems” are built on a bladed platform. WW x86Server Market 100% $27B $26B $33B  Blades continue to outgrow the market, 10% 15% largely from rack-to-blade migrations. 24% 14%  Blade growth drivers have evolved over the 75% 15% last decade.  Some drivers still relevant… density, 21% energy efficiency, reduced cables. 43%  New drivers adding to value proposition of 50% blades… convergence, virtualization, 50% datacenter-in-a-box. 47%  As the traditional 2S “server” continues to 25% grow in terms of number of components, power and thermal profile, the blade form 33% factor is being stretched to it’s limits. 20% 8%  With the latest generation of Intel 0% processors, BladeCenter continues to 2005 2009 2014 demonstrate leadership capabilities. Blades 1S & 2S Rack 4S+ Rack 1S & 2S Tower Source: IDC4 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    5. 5. Building a smarter planetThe Blade Story Public Internet/ Intranet Clients Routers Firewalls (Layer 3Cost of downtime Switches) High labor costs Higher failures Local/remote management Layer 4-7 Switches Duplicate components Firmware UpdatesQuality Vs. cost balance Networking & Storage Layer 2 SwitchesHigh energy costs High floor space cost Power supplies, fans, Limitations in physical space utilization, efficiency Unable to fill a rack due to power WebSphere Network Application Security Application Web Security File Application Servers Servers Servers Servers Servers Gateway Servers Servers Typical savings Energy cost reduced by 96% Storage Management costs reduced by up to 44% Networks DataCenter floor space reduced by 99% Downtime reduced by few components SAN Often paid by energy savings alone in 3 yrs5 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    6. 6. Building a smarter planetThe Blade Story Public Internet/ Intranet Clients Routers Firewalls (Layer 3 Switches) Layer 4-7 Switches Security risk & cost Physical cables open to security hacks Complexity, Cost, Risk Layer 2 Switches Continued complexity, Cables, power supplies, fans, cables, operational cost and physical space = operational physical space cost, risk & management complexity Advantages Lower physical hacking risk, virtualization security Cost, Complexity, Risk Storage Eliminate 92% of networking cables Networks Fiber optic cables, transceivers, complexity = operational cost, Energy saving by eliminating risk & management complexity external devices SAN Technologies to avoid outages6 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    7. 7. Building a smarter planetThe Blade StoryYour entire staff needs to go from the office to the airport.How do they get there?Take separate Or take the bus?taxis? More Efficiency Lower Cost 1 engine, 1 driver, & multiple seats for passengers to share the bus’s resources7 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    8. 8. Building a smarter planetTop 5 reasons to move from racks to blades It’s less expensive to It’s easier to manage It costs less to deploy workloads IT infrastructure power and cool Save significant costs thru Blade servers simplify Shared power and reduced software license system management— cooling infrastructures fees by upgrading to the managing servers, storage, means less money to latest technology and networking from one power and cool servers point It’s easier to upgrade It’s easier to deploy new technology and manage VMs BladeCenter chassis BladeCenter architecture architecture makes and end-to-end server and upgrades easier than the IO virtualization “rip & replace” approach of capabilities make Blades a traditional rack the ideal platform for virtualization8 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    9. 9. Building a smarter planetFAQ: Addressing client concerns about racks vs. blades I can’t fill up my racks, because I am out of power. Can BladeCenter help? IBM BladeCenter is often much more efficient than comparable 1U servers My current rack servers cause my data center to overheat. Can BladeCenter help? IBM BladeCenter produces up to 35% less per server compared to 1Us, requires up to 40% less airflow than comparable 1Us and the IBM facilities team helps you maximize your air conditioning assets Last year’s IT is obsolete, and I can’t afford the learning curve the latest technology requires. Can BladeCenter help? IBM BladeCenter provides 10 years of durable infrastructure, has the ability to add newly released IT, keeps your infrastructure in place—rack, power, cabling, switching—and stays current without the churn I have strict networking and storage standards that I can’t break for a new server architecture. Can BladeCenter help? IBM BladeCenter integrates your IO Standards saving cost and increasing efficiency Housing all my servers in a single chassis seems risky. I can afford to lose a single 1U, but the loss of a full chassis worries me. Can BladeCenter help? IBM BladeCenter runs no risk of single point of failure due to the multiple blade connections9 to power and IO in the chassis © 2010 IBM Corporation
    10. 10. Building a smarter planetHS22 & 1U Solution Total Cost of Ownership – 14 Servers $200,000 $180,000 $160,000 28% Reduction $140,000 in Total Cost $120,000 $ Cost $100,000 $80,000 $60,000 $40,000 $20,000 Server Networking & Power Cooling Rack & Cabling Square Remote Total Hardware Fibre Channel Footage Management 1U Servers $52,066 $76,280 $15,747 $6,712 $5,445 $3,960 $18,266 $178,476 IBM BladeCenter $49,937 $54,930 $11,353 $4,839 $4,047 $3,960 $66 $129,13210 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    11. 11. Building a smarter planetClient challenges in the blade environmentVirtualization and management complexities Higher Utilization of Soaring Energy Costs Growing Complexity Virtualized EnvironmentsRestricted server utilization. A need to reduce operational Interconnects. Difficulty supporting larger expenses. Network. size and numbers of virtual Investing in only what is Challenges when trying to machines, growing needed. optimize performance for databases and increases in Having to get the most out of specific workloads. transaction processing. existing data centers. Floor space is at a premium.11 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    12. 12. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter is the ideal platform for virtualization WW Installed Workloads Virtualized by Year 80% • “Virtualization First” for 75% 69% of customers 70% 65% 60% 59% • More than half of all workloads (51%) 51% will be virtualized by the end of 2010 50% 42% 40% • Two-thirds (69%) by 2013 33% 30% • Only 12.8% of all physical servers 22% 20% 14% are virtualized in 2009 9% 10% • VM densities continue to rise 0% predictably, averaging 6 VM’s per 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 physical server in 2009 and 8.4 in 2013 2.1% 12.8% 22.3% Servers Servers Servers12 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    13. 13. Building a smarter planetHX5 provides lowest cost per virtual machine and optimized databaseperformance Reduce cost per MAX5 expansion cuts Reduce cost for database transaction cost for 80 virtual compute by 23% with machine solution by and memory intensive 4-socket HX5 over 40% simulations by 13% • 15% better performance with • 3 HP WSM-EP servers to • 66% greater performance per 1/2 the memory and 30% match 1 HX5+MAX5 chassis with HX5 over Dell lower price over Dell • 25% more memory DIMMs • Fit 6 more servers per • Industry leading database per CPU over alternative chassis and reduce IT performance in a blade form NEH-EX blade footprint factor • 66% greater memory capacity over WSM-EP blade13 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    14. 14. Building a smarter planetThe most energy efficient chassis platformBladeCenter H “IBM BC-H + HS22s provided 12% performance/watt advantage over  Requires less power and cooling than the HP c7000 equivalently configured HP c7000 +  For 224 servers ($0.10 avg cost per kilowatt), IBM BL460c G6.” BladeCenter H can save over $12,000 in power and Edison Group, Inc. cooling annually over the HP BladeSystem c7000 April, 2010  Analysis performed with current generation BC H (4SX). Only gets better with new BCH (4TX) featuring high-efficiency power supplies! BladeCenter E New study by Edison shows BCE  Save up to 22% more power with BladeCenter E over HP can provide 22% more for energy-efficient solutions in power-constrained performance per watt while environments requiring 31% less airflow (CFM)  Most dense & energy-efficient chassis in the industry: 7U, 14 blades with up to 84 blades in a standard 42U rack  IBM BladeCenter E – 31% more blades at 50% less cost and 20% lower power than HP c7000 chassis14 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    15. 15. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter – the only choice for open connectivity 3 Open ecosystem of partners enables seamless integration into the datacenter you own today... and the datacenter you’ll own tomorrow Non-proprietary I/O strategy makes IBM the only choice for choice in connectivity Choice in management tools allows for simple yet flexible management of your virtualized environment15 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    16. 16. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter E • Best in class efficiency • 14 blades, 7U chassis • Redundant everything • 1GbE and 8Gb Fibre Channel to each blade, 10GbE uplink • Full support for HS22 and HS22V Most efficient chassis on the market with up to 31% more blades in an industry standard rack. The BladeCenter E provides as much as 22% more performance per watt or power and costs up to 50% less than HP’s c7000.16 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    17. 17. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter protects critical business operations IBM BladeCenter = complete RAS Complete  Redundant & hot-swap power supplies, blowers, switches, AMM Redundancy Dual I/O,  4x completely separate and redundant wiring for power supplies Dual Power  Redundant connectors from the blade to the mid-place for power and IO  NO SINGLE POINT OF FAILURE IBM BladeCenter is designed for maximum uptime  Two N+N power domains  Two connections to power supply  Two power buses  TWICE THE PROTECTION!17 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    18. 18. Building a smarter planetFit-for-purpose choice of chassis… IBM BladeCenter E IBM BladeCenter T Enterprise, best Ruggedized, short- efficiency, best density depthIBM BladeCenter S Distributed, office, IBM BladeCenter H IBM BladeCenter HTdatacenter-in-a-box Enterprise high Ruggedized, high performance performance  A common set of blades  A common set of industry-standard switches and IO fabrics  Common management infrastructure  Over a decade of a stable platform18 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    19. 19. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter S •Office-friendly, datacenter-in-a-box •6 blades, 7U chassis •110V/220V power •Integrated, shared storage •Optional office-enablement kit Perfect fit chassis for retail store, SMB, or distributed LE with an all-in-one, datacenter-in-a-box design optimized from the ground up to fit into an office environment19 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    20. 20. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter H • Maximum performance, enterprise class • 14 blades, 9U chassis • Redundant everything • Up to 8 switches • 10GbE, 4X IB, Virtual Fabric enabled Perfect for highly virtualized workloads in the datacenter, BladeCenter H provides up to 25% more backplane throughout and up to 42% more I/O lanes per blade versus HP and Dell.20 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    21. 21. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter T & HT • ‘T’ stands for ‘Tough’ • 8 blade, 8U (T), 12 blades, 12U chassis (HT) • AC / DC Power • NEBS / ETSI • Long life Perfect for telco, federal, and any other harsh environment deployment, the BladeCenter T and HT chassis are ruggedized to withstand the most demanding conditions with features including front-accessibility to most major components (HT) and optional air filters (T & HT).21 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    22. 22. Building a smarter planetFit-for-purpose choice of blades… PS702(16-core) HS22V HX5 (4P) HX5 + MAX5 (2P) Performance P7 Virtualization & HPC Scalable, Enterprise Scalable, Max Memory PS701 (8-core) HS22 HX5 (2P) Scalable P7 “Workhorse” Scalable, Enterprise PS700 (4-core) HS12 Value P7Entry & SMB  Building out x86 blade portfolio  Continuing to deliver capable POWER blades  Continue to offer broad support of chassis with blades22 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    23. 23. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter HS12 • Low cost single socket Intel-based embedded blade • 6 DIMMs in a 30mm footprint • Eight I/O ports per blade • Blade supported across all IBM chassis – emphasis on BCE, BCS Perfect fit for non-virtualized, infrastructure applications like file/print and saves up to 50% more energy versus typical 1U servers. In addition, OS4690 certified for retail store operations.23 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    24. 24. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter HS22 •2-socket blade based on Intel Xeon 5600 series processors •12 DIMMs per 2-socket system in a 30mm footprint •Eight I/O ports per blade Offers outstanding performance, flexible configuration options and simple management in an efficient server to run a broad range of workloads.24 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    25. 25. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter HS22V •2-socket blade based on Intel Xeon 5600 series processors •18 DIMMs per 2-socket system in a 30mm footprint •Eight I/O ports per blade A high density, high performance blade optimized for virtualization and energy efficiency with maximum memory capacity, CPU and I/O in a 30mm design.25 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    26. 26. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter GPU Expansion Blade for BladeCenterIntroducing graphics acceleration (BGE) • Stack up to 4 BGEs expansion blades • Stacking feature does not remove access to CFFh slot on base blade • Supports 1x225W NVIDIA “Fermi” GPU per expansion blade • Next generation GPU technology integrated into IBM BladeCenter ecosystem Maintain BladeCenter density advantage by stacking multiple BGEs on a compute blade. Populate fewer chassis slots with compute blades. Industry leading GPU performance in the same chassis footprint.26 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    27. 27. Building a smarter planetOptimize memory for 2-socket blade workloads50% more memory than HS22 means 50% more average virtual machines BladeCenter HS22, 2-socket 12 DIMMs HS22 Cost HS22V Cost Ideal for... Effective for Effective for • General purpose 15 VMs per 15 to 30 VMs • Infrastructure workloads server or less per server • File/print and email • E-commerce applications M C V o s BladeCenter HS22V, 2-socket 18 DIMMs t / $/VM - -HS22 $/VM HS22 Ideal for... $/VM - -HS22V $/VM HS22V •Highly virtualized mainstream applications •Memory intense high compute workloads •Dense power constrained environments Virtual 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Machines27 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    28. 28. Building a smarter planet …announced March 2 …started shipping March 30 5th generation portfolio of IBM innovative technology in enterprise x86 computing. Expansion of Enterprise X-Architecture to IBM BladeCenter and 2-socket systems. 2X the memory of standard offerings resulting in more workload at lower cost. Culmination of 10 years and $800M in x86 research and development. 3 systems using Xeon 7500 + 3 innovations28 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    29. 29. Building a smarter planetIntroducing eX5 – a portfolio that redefines enterprise x86 computing System x3850 X5 IBM BladeCenter HX5 BladeCenter HX5 System x3690 X5 MAX5  Maximum memory scaling independent of processors One 4-Socket Two 2-Socket eXFlash FlexNode System Systems Extreme IOPs Scheduled SSD storage provisioning29 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    30. 30. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter HX5 • 2-socket blade that scales to a 4-socket blade • Up to 40 DIMMs per 2-socket system with MAX5 • Eight I/O ports per 2-socket system A scalable blade server that enables standardization for 2- and 4-socket server needs, delivering faster time to value and greater productivity in high-density environments.30 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    31. 31. Building a smarter planetMAX5 doubles memory capacity With embedded • Expand memory capacity memory controllers, • Up to double the number of memory DIMMs memory capacity of competitors is tied to processors • No impact to memory latency • Over 5x the memory capacity in 2-sockets But not with MAX5… vs. today’s leading 2-socket systems • MAX5 memory may be partitioned to CPUs or pooled • Provides the memory customers have needed for database and virtualization – up to 100% more virtual machines. • Allows higher memory capacity to be reached with less expensive DIMMs for more economical high end implementations.31 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    32. 32. Building a smarter planetTake advantage of unprecedented flexibilityFlexNode enables you to transform a single system into two distinct systems andthen transform back again Optimize workloads: Run interactive applications by day on a 2S system and batch jobs by night on 4S system One 4S System Two 2S Systems Help reduce software-licensing costs: Execute partitions to optimize software- licensing costs when priced per system core. Boost security: Isolate workloads to help improve security and assure quality of service.32 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    33. 33. Building a smarter planetFlexible and open I/O from an ecosystem of partners Standard Speed Switches High Speed Switches Standard Speed High Speed I/O Expansion Card I/O Expansion Card Ethernet – Fibre Channel – InfiniBand – FCoE – SAS – iSCSI – Virtual Fabric33 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    34. 34. Building a smarter planetBladeCenter I/O ports for BladeCenter H On-board to Switch bay 1 & 2 HS22 CFFh options High speed switch HS22 CIOv options Vertical switch slots 10Gb Ethernet 10Gb Ethernet 20/40Gb InfiniBand 20/40Gb InfiniBand 1Gb Ethernet 1Gb Ethernet / Fibre MSIM 1Gb Ethernet 4/8Gb Fibre Channel 4/8Gb Fibre Channel 3Gb SAS 3Gb SAS Pass-thru34 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    35. 35. Building a smarter planetConverging combines storage and data networks into one oday, many servers ship with separate Ethernet Adapter adapters for data and Fibre Channel & Converged Network Adapter Adapter (CNA) storage networks Today, many blade chassis ship with separate switches for data and storage Ethernet Converged Fibre Channel networks Switch Switch Network SwitchClients benefit by…  Deploying less hardware  Managing less IT  Simplifying the networks35 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    36. 36. Building a smarter planetVirtual Fabric for IBM BladeCenter...Fast, flexible and reliable IO that fits into your existing datacenter! • Multiple virtual ports and protocols (Eithernet, FCoE, and Virtual iSCSI) from a single physical port • Shared bandwidth across multiple applications • True line rate performance Fast • Based on 10Gb PCIe Gen 2 architecture • Up to 8 virtual NICs or mix of vNICs and vCNA Infrastructure Scalable • Define the EXACT number of ports needed (2-8 per adapter) • Upgrade to FCoE, HW iSCSI, SR-IOV via software keys • Each virtual port operates anywhere between 100Mb to 10Gb Flexible and can run as Ethernet, FCoE or iSCSI • Auto-negotiates to fit existing 1Gb environment • ‘Intelligent Failure Monitoring’: Virtual Port failover initiated if Reliable any of the uplink ports fail Interconnected • Automated failure in both Ethernet and Virtual Fabric mode36 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    37. 37. Building a smarter planetVirtual Fabric adds new levels of I/O flexibility 1Gb Port Traditional 1Gb solution Nothing in Between! 10Gb Port 10Gb solution or CEE/FCoE Virtual Fabric for IBM BladeCenter Create and maintain any Bandwidth between 1Gb and 10Gb! 4 Virtual functions per 10Gb port Ethernet, HW iSCSI, or FCoE all-in-one37 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    38. 38. Building a smarter planetThe TOTAL systems management experience Upward integration into IBM Tivoli Tivoli Service Management Upward integration into other software solutions, HP OpenView or other 3rd party including HP OV, CA Unicenter, and Netcool IBM Systems Director IBM Systems platform solution for •Easy to learn and use platform management System x, BladeCenter, Power Systems, •Management of physical and virtual resources System z and storage across heterogeneous systems ToolsCenter Redesigned system tool •Consolidated, integrated suite of management tools portfolio for single-system •Powerful bootable media creator management and scripting Integrated Management Module (IMM) Hardware and •Standards-based hardware combines diagnostic & remote control firmware that is Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) standard across •Next generation BIOS all new systems38 © 2010 IBM Corporation
    39. 39. Building a smarter planetCall to Action: Change the conversation with IBM BladeCenterWorkload MigrationQ What are the financial benefits of moving from racks to blades? Moving your applications to BladeCenter could easily save you 50% or more in server and networking A hardware costs alone1.Q Moving to IBM BladeCenter seems like a significant investment, when will I see a return on my investment? The typical savings you will see from power and cooling, systems management, software licensing, and A hardware will yield an ROI in as fast as 3 months . 1Datacenter ConvergenceQ I have strict networking and storage standards that I can’t break for a new server architecture. Can BladeCenter help? BladeCenter is the only blade solution in the industry that enables network A convergence without disrupting your datacenter. IBM BladeCenter can plug into existing LAN and SAN infrastructure avoiding rip and replace.Q My current LAN and SAN infrastructure is based on Cisco and Brocade, can IBM BladeCenter easily integrate into my existing environment? IBM BladeCenter offers the broadest ecosystem of networking partners and is Software Services the only blade platform that offers a Cisco or Brocade based network solution. A In addition, IBM’s intent to acquire Blade Network Technologies will tightly integrate networking switching into IBM Systems, while continuing to provide our clients choice in networking solutions. 1 Based off of an Alinean HP DL380 to IBM HS22 report (includes migration from a standard 1G LAN / 4G SAN environment to a 10G FCOE environment © 2010 IBM Corporation39
    40. 40. Building a smarter planetIBM BladeCenter 17x faster performance 50% lower connectivity costs 94% reduction in energy costs alone 92% fewer networking cables 97% reduction in IT footprint40 © 2010 IBM Corporation

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