The IBM/Lenovo X3650 M3 from Bargain Hardware is a 2U-high, rack optimised server. This brilliant server is not only cheap, but it is dependable and easy to maintain and suited for physical and virtual intensive environments like eCommerce, virtualisation and large databases. The X3650 M3 is often compared with the Dell PowerEdge R710.
The X3650 uses the 5600 Intel Xeon series and has a choice of 4/6 core processors with clock rates up to 3.6GHz. It has 18 DIMM sockets allowing for a memory expansion of up to 192GB using DDR3 RAM. Storage is taken care of by up to sixteen 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS, SATA HDDs or SSDs with a variety of Dell PERC RAID options.