Product News: The latest servers for the week commencing 30 July, 2008

Product News: The latest servers for the week commencing 30 July, 2008

ARN reviews the latest servers to hit the market

Fujitsu Primergy RX300 S4

The RX300 S4 rack server is a fully-featured departmental server and is 2U in height. It offers the performance features of dual-core or quad-core Intel Xeon Processor CPUs with an eight-port SAS controller and fast PCIe links and PCI-X bus. The server uses an integrated VMware ESXi hypervisor built on a nextgeneration thin architecture and has a 32MB footprint, giving organisations an efficient, fast track to virtualisation, the vendor claims. The solution is highly expandable and features 48GB FBD667 memory, up to six SAS/SATA slots or up to 12x 2.5 inch SAS hard disk drives, and six free PCIe and PCI-X slots for heavy I/O requirements. In addition, integration into solid-state components inside the Primergy RX300 S4 - ESXi Embedded server enables diskless server configurations when coupled with a SAN configuration. According to Fujitsu, this reduces hardware failure rates and decreases server power consumption. This SMB bundle includes a single Xeon DP E5420 2.5GHz, two 73GB SAS drives and a two-CPU VMware ESXi licence.

Distributed by: Multimedia Technology

RRP: from $3990

Sun Fire X4240

The X4240 server is powered by AMD's Opteron 2200 and 2300 processor series and is a two-socket, eight-core, 2RU system. With more than 2TB of high-performance internal disk storage across 16 internal disk drives, the server is designed to boost performance in virtualisation, horizontal databases and other disk-intensive applications. The Sun Fire X4240 runs Solaris 10, Linux, Windows and VMware Virtual Infrastructure. It also runs Solaris 10 Containers and VMware, making it suitable for consolidating multiple applications on a single platform, the vendor claims. The server has also been designed for seamless upgradability from AMD Opteron dual-core to quad-core within the same power and thermal infrastructure with simple processor changes to reduce equipment churn. It features 64GB memory with 16 memory DIMM slots, 4bE ports on-board and six PCIe slots. Like all Sun Fire servers, this one features redundant and hot-swappable components such as cooling fans, power supplies and disk drives for fast component replacement.

Distributed by: itX

RRP: from $3500

HP c-class BladeSystem c3000

The HP BladeSystem c3000 is designed for smaller sites with big computing and server needs in mind and is built for small or harsh environments not usually suitable for servers and storage, the vendor claims. Offered in rack or tower versions, it runs off 110/220V power from the wall and provides standard UPS power backup and non-complicated networking in an all-in-one device. All c-class Blades, such as the BL260c, are compatible with the c3000 enclosure. According to the vendor, the BL260c Blade server offers the lowest cost and best performance per watt in the industry. The two-processor, multi-core BL260c combines energy efficient compute power and high density with sufficient memory and I/O to support the full range of SMB or remote site applications. It also supports Intel's newest Xeon 5400 and 5200 series processors and its low-cost uP processors. The c3000 enclosure is suitable for SMB customers, customers with distributed environments or those requiring more than four servers.

Distributed by: Avnet, Dicker Data and Ingram Micro

RRP: from $7000

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Tags Ingram MicroMultimedia TechnologyNECAvnetDicker DataASI SolutionsASI Modular Server Starter KitSun Fire X4240Fujitsu Primergy RX300 S4itXNEC Express 5800/320Fd-LRHP c-class BladeSystem c3000

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