Lenovo updates three ThinkServer systems, aims for smaller footprint

The news comes as Lenovo closes in on integrating the x86 business acquired from IBM.

Lenovo on Monday introduced the latest incarnation of its enterprise ThinkServer with design tweaks that allow customers to pack more inside standard one-unit and two-unit systems.

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The news comes as Lenovo closes in on integrating the x86 business acquired from IBM. The two rack servers, ThinkServer RD550 and RD650, will remain in the portfolio as Lenovo takes on IBM's product line.

According to Lenovo, the RD550 can handle up to 12 drive buys and 26T B of internal storage. By cramming that much compute and storage into the rack, the 1U RD550 can operate as a 2U system. The RD550 is designed for intensive workloads and line of business applications.

The 2U RD650 can house up to 26 drive buys and 74TB of internal capacity. The RD650 is designed for databases, analytics and video streaming as well as other storage intensive applications.

Both servers, which use the latest Xeon processors from Intel, are built for hybrid storage so customers can mix and match solid state drives with traditional ones.

In addition, Lenovo launched the ThinkServer TD350, which features up to two Xeon processors in a 4U tower. The TD350 has up to 512GB DDR4 and 90TB of internal storage capacity with either 2.5- or 3.5-inch configurations.

All of the servers have Lenovo software to support various configuration, management and configuration tools from VMware and Microsoft.

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