RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – September 8, 2009: Lenovo today announced two additions to its ThinkServer portfolio, the TS200 tower and RS210 rack single-processor servers. The new ThinkServers provide small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) added value and performance with the latest Intel® Xeon® processor 3400 series, along with enhanced 24/7 remote access for greater system dependability and flexibility. Equipped with new virtualization capabilities and power-saving features, the new TS200 and RS210 reduce IT complexity and provide a low total cost of ownership.
Maximum Performance and Flexibility
The TS200 and RS210 deliver more than two times the performance of their predecessors using Intel’s® latest Xeon® processor 3400 series. With high-speed DDR3 memory and up to 32G of RDIMM memory, the new ThinkServers also offer four-times more memory than previous Lenovo single-processor servers. These modular servers deliver exceptional value and are the ideal building blocks for SMBs to easily manage their workload and scale their operations without requiring major investments in additional hardware.
“With our world class dependability and ease of use, combined with the latest quad-core Intel® Xeon® technology, our new ThinkServers deliver a smart leap forward for corporate branch offices and small businesses to become more productive and efficient,” said Tom Tobul, executive director, Enterprise Systems, Software and Peripherals, Lenovo.
Dependable ThinkServer 24/7 Remote Management
The TS200 and RS210 are the first Lenovo single-process servers to come standard with the Integrated Management Module (IMM) for “always-on” management capabilities via an easy-to-use Web interface. With IMM, users can remotely access and manage their ThinkServer from anywhere, anytime. Even if the server is turned off, users are able to restart, reconfigure and remotely load software to maintain operations, employee productivity and client service.
Lenovo Services Simplify Deployment and Maintenance
Lenovo helps SMBs quickly set up and manage their ThinkServers by offering both hardware and software support. Lenovo’s EasyStartup tool on ThinkServers provides added data security with new RAID configuration support and an expanded list of supported operating systems. ThinkServer EasyManage delivers features for easy installation and management.
In addition to the standard warranty, Lenovo offers a 90-day trial of ThinkPlus Priority Support services so ThinkServer customers have the added expertise and support they need during the critical first days after their server purchase. This package of services includes next business day warranty service, 24×7 hardware and software phone support as well as priority call routing to advanced technicians. Lenovo also offers the ThinkPlus Productivity service plan for customers who need on-site hardware installation and online training.
Virtualization-Ready to Simplify Infrastructure
Using the virtualization-ready TS200 and RS210, customers can streamline their hardware to reduce infrastructure complexity without losing their legacy applications. Unlike previous ThinkServers, the TS200 and RS210 come with support for an onboard connector for an embedded hypervisor. Lenovo supports a wide range of virtualization solutions to provide customers an easy transition to a virtual environment and cloud-based applications. These solutions include an embedded VMWare Hypervisor, VMware vSphereTM 4 and Microsoft Server 2008 with Hyper-V. In addition, the Lenovo ThinkServers also support solutions from Novell and Red Hat.
Lenovo Continues Commitment to Green PC Technology
The ThinkServer TS200 and RS210 are the most energy efficient Lenovo servers yet, featuring low-wattage processors, storage and memory options. Both models are designed to the Energy Star for Servers 1.0 criteria for reduced energy consumption, helping provide a low total cost of ownership. In addition, the power supplies for the new ThinkServers are up to 89 percent efficient.
AvailabilityThe Lenovo ThinkServer TS200 and RS210 will be available beginning next quarter through business partners and Lenovo sales representatives.
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