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The IBM system x3550 is a 1U rack mountable server which has outstanding performance and great remote manageability. Utilising the best features of all the components within, this server has the potential to handle even the most demanding of tasks, making this server a popular choice for small to medium sized businesses.
Sharing the same Intel 5000x chipset as the Dell PowerEdge 1950 and the HP DL360 G5 this dual socket server is capable of using the Intel Xeon 5100-5400 series CPU’s, providing a total of up to 8 cores at 3.0 GHz Clock Speed and 1333Mhz FSB. Utilising features such as Intel VT-x the IBM x3550 excels with hardware virtualization and applications such as VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V.
The integrated IBM ServeRAID 8k-I is capable of running disk arrays at raid levels 0, 1 and 10. With either two 3.5” (LFF) or six 2.5” (SFF) SAS/SATA drive bays you can configure an array of up to using up to 1.8TB using SAS Hot-Swap hard disk drives. The redundancy options don’t end here though, with redundant power supplies, fans and memory mirroring ensuring this 1U optimized enterprise class machine is ideally suited for the corporate data centre.
The x3550 has advanced management capabilities such as an integrated baseboard management controller (BMC) which provides industry standard IPMI 2.0 remote server management and monitoring.
As a high availability server, this server has redundant power supply units and dual gigabit Ethernet controllers which allow this server to be functional and maintain the uptime you would expect from an IBM server.