Lenovo announces new servers for enterprises, SMBs

Enterprise IT vendor Lenovo announced the 1U ThinkServer RD340 two-processor rack server, 2U ThinkServer RD440 two-processor rack server, and the ThinkServer TD340, a two-processor tower server in the U.S.

The starting price of ThinkServer RD340 is $1,179.

Lenovo says the starting price of RD440 is $1,439.

The ThinkServer TD340 and ThinkServer SA120 DAS will be available in February. The price will be announced later.


Together these product additions expand the ThinkServer enterprise portfolio, addressing more workloads and providing better choices for enterprise customers.

ThinkServer RD340 and RD440

The 1U ThinkServer RD340 and 2U ThinkServer RD440 rack servers are ideal for small- to mid-sized education, retail, professional service, state and local government, and healthcare customers.

Both two-processor servers are equipped with the next-generation Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 series processors with up to 10 cores each — delivering 25 percent faster performance than previous-generation ThinkServer systems.

The RD340 and RD440 servers support up to 192GB of memory. Standard, built-in features include hot-swappable storage, integrated RAID and redundant power and cooling. The ThinkServer RD440 is storage-rich supporting up to 48TB of internal storage — twice the capacity as the previous-generation servers.

Optional ThinkServer RAID adapters are available to provide additional RAID levels and performance- enhancing features. The RD340 and RD440, as with the TD340, give customers the flexibility of leveraging their currently deployed management tools or using Lenovo’s suite of life-cycle tools at no additional charge.

ThinkServer TD340

Equipped with up to 2 Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 series processors, ThinkServer TD340 gives educational institutions the power to run workloads, such as web, campus cloud computing, entry virtualization, and collaborative applications.

When equipped with Stoneware webNetwork software, school administrators, students and staff can access data, applications and services from a multitude of devices and platforms using just a browser.

The ThinkServer TD340 is also ideal for healthcare facilities, manufacturing organizations, branch offices and mid-sized businesses running database and CRM — in addition to infrastructure and point-of-sale applications.

It includes enterprise reliability features and can be configured with hot-swap hard disk or solid-state drives, redundant power and integrated RAID, with the capability to add RAID performance-enhancing features, such as CacheCade Pro 2.0/FastPath.

ThinkServer TD340 can be configured to support up to 192GB of memory, up to 32TB of internal storage, and has up to six available PCIe/PCI slots that enable rich I/O options covering various protocols, speeds and interfaces — including advanced RAID, and 10Gb Ethernet.

ThinkServer SA120

The ThinkServer SA120 is a dense, rack-mountable direct attached storage enclosure that’s ideal for datacenter deployments, distributed enterprises or small businesses.

Featuring both 2.5” and 3.5” drive bays in a single 2U enclosure, the ThinkServer SA120 provides an optimal tiered storage platform. It’s ideally suited for workloads that demand high performance and maximum capacity. The scalable design addresses a range of workloads including data backup, file/print, collaboration applications, video streaming and caching.

A single ThinkServer SA120 DAS enclosure can be configured to support twelve 3.5-inch SAS high-capacity, front-panel drives and four optional rear-panel 2.5-inch SSD drives for expansive direct storage capacity.

Servicing the SA120 is easy and convenient with tool-less hot swap components and shared parts from ThinkServer rack servers. For customers who require versatile expansion, high redundancy and efficiency, the SA120 is an impressive value at just a fraction of the cost and complexity of typical storage area network solutions.

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