IBM BladeCenter E delivers a powerful platform to meet these requirements; it integrates servers, storage, networking and applications so organizations can build robust IT infrastructures. The result is a data center packed with more operating horsepower that leaves a small carbon footprint.
With its best-in-class energy-efficient design, BladeCenter E enables organizations to reduce power consumption without compromising processing performance. In fact, the system is 11% or more efficient in power and cooling compared to the HP c-Class chassis to run the same configuration in the data center.1 With these power savings, an organization can operate at full potential with lower energy costs—and can go green and save.
Form factor/height- Rack-mount chassis/7U
Blade bays- Up to 14
Switch modules- Four switch module bays
Power supply module- Up to four 2000 W or 2320 W (hot-swap and redundant with load-balancing and failover capabilities)
Cooling modules- Two hot-swap and redundant blowers standard
Standard media- Optional DVD multi-burner
Systems management hardware- One Advanced Management Module standard; add an optional second module for redundancy I/O ports Keyboard, video, mouse, Ethernet, USB
Systems management- software Open and easy systems management and trial deployment tools
External storage- Support for IBM System Storage™ solutions (including DS and Network Attached Storage (NAS) family of products) and many widely adopted non-IBM storage offerings