Lenovo ThinkServer RD220

Lenovo ThinkServer RD220

Lenovo ThinkServer RD220

Vendor's description: The brand new ThinkServer RD220 Rack Server provides first-class hardware with easier software tools and world-class services. Built with performance and scalability in mind, the new RD220 provides the fastest ThinkServer experience yet.

Efficient Performance in a small footprint

Every RD220 gives customers access to the latest industry technology in a dense 1U rack design.

Latest industry technology:

  • • using Intel® Xeon® 5500 series processors
  • • Up to 12 HS 2.5" SAS/SATA HDD bays or 8 HS 2.5" SAS/SATA with integrated RDX tape
  • • Expandable up to 16 memory DIMMs and 4 Gen 2 PCI-E slots

Enterprise-class feature

Lenovo's new RD220 is the smart choice for businesses looking for maximum scalability and reliability combined with low cost of ownership.

Thoughtfully Designed

  • • Tool-less serviceability makes managing your server quick and painless
  • • Easy LED lets you monitor your server without opening it
  • • Integrated Management Module provides always-on management

Engineered for Maximum Uptime

  • • Built in Predictive Failure Analysis warns you about potential problems before they occur
  • • Every RD220 comes with integrated RAID giving you peace of mind that your data is protected
  • • Redundant power and cooling ensures that your servers stay up and running even if a component should have a problem

Low Cost of Ownership

  • • Lenovo's suite of Easy tools makes setting up and managing your server easier than ever
  • • Virtualization Ready and Green features allows you to save on your power bill without sacrificing performance

Virtualization Ready

Lenovo's new ThinkServer provides an ideal virtualization platform. Virtualization technologies reduce server footprint and total cost of ownership by consolidating legacy servers on one platform. The RD220 makes the transition to a virtual environment seamless by:

  • • Providing an onboard connector for embedded hypervisor standard with every RD220
  • • Supporting industry leading virtualization solutions from Microsoft®,Novell®, VMWare®, and Red Hat®.
  • • Combining Intel® virtualization technologies (VT-x, VT-d) with up to 16 Advanced-ECC memory DIMMs, and up to 4 TOE enabled gigabit Ethernet ports

Green Energy Savings

Lenovo's new ThinkServer is the greenest yet with Energy Star® compliant power supplies. In addition, all ThinkServers are RoHS certified. ThinkServers provide several options to reduce energy consumption — including low-wattage processors, low-power memory options, and zoned cooling.

In today's busy corporate environment, IT departments are looking for ways to make installing and managing their server environments efficient and cost effective without sacrificing performance. Lenovo had these needs in mind when it created the new RD220. Based on the latest Intel® Xeon® processors with a suite of intuitive software and thoughtfully designed services, our new offering is targeted at customers who need:

  • • An efficient platform to run high performance mission critical applications including database, email, virtualization, and line of business
  • • High performance, high capacity storage (up to 3.6TB of data)
  • • Built-in data protection standard on every model ensuring that hard drive failure doesn't result in data loss
  • • Internal RDX tape solutions for simplified backup
  • • Integrated advanced management and remote administration capabilities provide health monitoring and control of your server from anywhere, anytime

Easier to use server management

The ThinkServer RD220 comes standard with Integrated Management Module (IMM) along with a suite of software tools making it easy to install and manage your server. Our latest software tools feature several usability enhancements.

Integrated Memory Module (IMM )

  • • Gives you complete around-the-clock management and remote access from an easy web interface
  • • IMM Premium (available on select models): Perform server management and health check functions remotely independent of the status of the server Š
  • • Remote media, which enables mounting of DVD drive, USB flash drive, or disk image to a server Š
  • • Operating system failure screen capture and display through the Web interface

Easy Startup

  • • Complete hardware provisioning in a wizard format takes the guesswork out of driver installation
  • • Built in RAID configuration ensures your data is protected from the start
  • • An enhanced list of operating system support ensures you always have access to the latest software
  • • Replication configuration allows rapid deployment and configuration of multiple servers

Easy Manage

  • • Complete multi-server management accessible from a single console making it easy to check the health of your servers from anywhere
  • • Built in right-click menu option takes you right to IMM
  • • Setup custom alerts so you're always watching exactly what's important to you

First-class service and support

Lenovo provides complete after sale support with a complementary 90 day trial of ThinkPlus™ Priority Support. Delivered through our reliable and extensive network of business partners, this offer provides customers with peace of mind during the most critical time of server ownership.

  • • ThinkPlus Productivity provides onsite hardware installation, online training, and tools to improve server performance
  • • ThinkPlus Priority Support offers expert IT support in a consolidated support package
  • • ThinkPlus Warranty provides base warranty support

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