Lenovo today introduced three new Dual processor rack servers, the ThinkServer RD230, RD240 and TD230 Rack Servers, to bring growing businesses, branch offices and managed service providers server technology that fits their performance needs and budgets.
With models starting under $900 (Rs. 42,100) , the Lenovo ThinkServer RD230, RD240 Rack Servers and TD230 Tower Server mark Lenovo’s entrance into the value dual processor server market. All these ThinkServers offers unexpected features for the price, such as remote management, energy saving configurations and advanced data protection.
“These new ThinkServers are changing the model in the value server market,” said Tom Ribble, director, ThinkServer Product Marketing, Lenovo. “Instead of offering customers expensive add-ons, we built in manageability and performance features, like remote management and hot swappable drives, that growing businesses need. And we did this while keeping prices extremely affordable.”
Lenovo ThinkServer RD230 and RD240 Rack Servers
Maximum Performance at Minimum Cost
The Lenovo ThinkServer RD230 and RD240 rack servers provide technologies that equip growing businesses to run mission critical applications and allow larger businesses to dedicate specific features to a server.
These rack service providers server technology that fits their performance needs and budgets while competitors typically offer these performance and manageability technologies as options to their models, adding several hundred dollars in incremental cost to the price.
The rack servers include these standard features:
- Built in advanced RAID for advanced data protection on the RD230
- Web-enabled remote management tools to enable managed service providers to remotely monitor and manage their clients’ IT systems
- Hot swappable hard drive storage to eliminate downtime and give IT managers flexibility in assigning data to specific locations
- A DVD writer for a convenient way to install new applications
The Lenovo ThinkServer RD230 and RD240 rack servers also offer the latest Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 series processors, helping them run 60 percent faster than legacy servers.
With up to eight hard disk drives, and total of upto 8-TB of storage and dual power supplies, the slightly larger ThinkServer RD240 rack server caters to businesses that need to run high performance database, transaction and other line of business applications.
Lenovo ThinkServer TD230 Tower Server
Optimized for Flexibility & Performance
The Lenovo ThinkServer TD230 tower server gives managed solution providers and businesses the flexibility and performance they need to outfit nearly any work environment and offers the latest Intel technology to balance powerful performance and energy savings.
Customers can choose between direct connect or hot swap configurations to fit their needs, as well as among a variety of high performance and high capacity hard drives.
The Lenovo ThinkServer TD230 tower server runs “whisper quiet” and even quieter than many desktops and is optimized for energy savings, featuring a greater than 90 percent efficient power supply and is the only value two processor server to be designed with the EnergyStar for Servers 1.0 specification.
Service and Management
Lenovo’s server solution provides hardware and software support under ThinkPad Priority Support that provides services such as next business day warranty service, 24×7 hardware and software phone support as well as priority call routing to advanced technicians.
In addition, for customers who desire on-site hardware installation and online training, Lenovo also offers the ThinkPlus Productivity service plan.
Lenovo ThinkServer RD230, RD240 Rack Servers and TD230 Tower Server are Level Platforms certified for monitoring and management by their Managed Workplace solution. Level Platforms also developed new policy modules for each of the new servers, which are available to managed service providers (MSPs) as part of the policy module library.
This certification ensures that MSPs can use the built in ThinkServer management tools and that the servers can be integrated seamlessly into Level Platforms’ solution.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo ThinkServer RD230, RD240 Rack Servers comes for starting price of $999 (Rs. 46,645), $1,399 (Rs. 66,320) respectively while ThinkServer TD230 Tower Server comes for $829 (Rs. 38,715) and all of the servers will be available immediately through Lenovo business partners.