Lenovo expands ThinkServer portfolio with 2 new servers for SMBs

Enterprise networking vendor Lenovo has expanded its Lenovo ThinkServer portfolio with two new servers — 1U ThinkServer RD350 and 2U ThinkServer RD450 — for the SMB segment.

Lenovo is targeting small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) segment with the launch of the 1U ThinkServer RD350 and 2U ThinkServer RD450 servers.

The starting price of Lenovo ThinkServer RD350 will be $1,249, while Lenovo ThinkServer RD450 will be available for $1,499 in the U.S.

Bob Galush, vice president, High Volume Servers and Options, Lenovo, said: “Our next-generation RD350 and RD450 ThinkServers address these critical customer concerns by providing a balance of enterprise-class performance, flexibility and leadership reliability in a low-cost package.”

Lenovo in a statement said the RD350 server supports up to 16TB of internal storage in a condensed 1U form factor. Targeting organizations with space limitations, the scalable RD350 is available with either 2.5- or 3.5-inch drive configuration options.

Both the ThinkServer RD350 and RD450 servers are equipped with up to two of the latest 12-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 series processors and can be configured to feature up to 512GB of DDR4 memory via 16 DIMM slots, nearly tripling the memory capacity of previous-generation servers.

Lenovo 1U ThinkServer RD350

Combined, these features generate almost double the bandwidth and power efficiency increase over DDR3 memory, delivering critical performance enhancements for running workloads such as scale-out data analytics, virtualized business workloads and compute-intensive applications that require faster processing, said Lenovo.

The RD450 2.5-inch configuration leverages Lenovo’s ThinkServer AnyRAID adapters to provide data protection without taking up PCIe slots.

Both servers are available with 80 PLUS Titanium or Platinum-rated power supplies, providing an 11 percent increase in performance efficiency over the Gold standard.

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