Lenovo's new Enterprise Product Group, which was set up to handle servers, storage, networking and software, has announced its first server.
The new server, the ThinkServer TD330, is built around Intel's Xeon E5-2400 processors and supports up to a maximum of 16 processor cores. It can support up to 192GB RAM, and supports a variety of hard drive and network card configurations, along with advanced RAID options, battery backup, and cache.
The power-conscious will be happy to hear that the TD330 is available in Energy Star compliant models, along with low voltage processor and memory choices. Lenovo can also preinstall custom Windows images and BIOS settings onto the server at the factory, and each ThinkServer TD330 comes with EasyStartup, EasyUpdate and EasyManage, a suite of software tools to setup, configure and manage the server.
According to Lenovo, the server is designed specifically to "handle behind-the-scenes IT tasks for small-and-medium-sized organizations -- from schools deploying virtual desktop sessions or blackboard applications, to retail deployments, to distributed environments like banks with multiple locations."
"We've placed expanded emphasis on building our server portfolio this year, introducing products that meet the needs of all our customers -- from enterprise customers to small businesses," said Roy Guillen, vice president and general manager of Lenovo's Enterprise Product Group. "The ThinkServer TD330 meets the need of an organization that demands flawless dual socket performance in a flexible, scalable tower solution, and values the reliability and sturdiness that ThinkServer products are known for".
Lenovo has previously offered low-end servers built around Intel's Xeon E3 and E5 silicon, but it is unclear as to whether existing ThinkServer products would become part of the enterprise line-up.