The dedicated IBM hardware division at Workgroup has announced the immediate availability of IBM’s next generation range of System x, BladeCenter and iDataPlex servers as well as a range of supporting options to the local market.

According to Malcolm Corns, product manager: IBM at Workgroup, these solutions offer an impressive combination of performance, value and energy efficiency features designed to help businesses improve service, reduce costs and manage risk.
The new offering includes the System x3250 M3 and System x3200 M3 servers, which are entry-level one-socket rack and tower servers built on Intel Xeon processor 3400 Series and offering the functionality and performance general expected of two-socket systems.
Also forming part of the solution are IBM’s System x3650 M2 and x3550 M2 rack servers, which help users reduce complexity and improve service.
“These energy efficient 2U and 1U rack servers offer up to 128GB of high performance memory, storage and network flexibility along with virtualisation capabilities,” says Corns.
“Not to be outdone, the x3500 M2 and x3400 M2 tower servers are dual-socket, quad-core tower servers that offer high levels of security to manage today’s complex deskside environments. Offering greater flexibility, high reliability and performance and increased power efficiency, these servers are designed to address business needs now and tomorrow.”
For businesses that need a flexible blade that doesn’t compromise on performance while reducing costs, Workgroup will be hosting IBM’s BladeCenter HS22 blade server. This range consumes less power with faster, lower-voltage quad-core processors, solid state drives, and a highly energy-efficient chassis.
The last server introduced with this announcement, the new iDataPlex dx360 M2, features new Intel Xeon processors and offers a double-sized server’s computing power within the smaller footprint of earlier generations.