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Bladecenter Chassis Positioning - IBM E Product Manual

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Which BladeCenter Chassis is Right for You?
IBM offers five different BladeCenter chassis built across a consistent architecture. The chassis are targeted to meet your
unique requirements, yet all encompass the same commitment to excellence. Remember, BladeCenter blades and
switches can be seamlessly moved between chassis. This offers investment protection and incredibly flexible, mix-and-
match deployment choices.
IBM BladeCenter S
BladeCenter S is the chassis designed specifically for the mid-market such
as small offices, and remote branch locations.. Features include:
Configurable "business in a box" foundation combines sharable integrated
storage with blades and switches
Comes standard with the BladeCenter Start Now Advisor, which enables
easy set up , with "select and click" configurability
Up to 6 blades, 7U design (convertible to floor-standing configuration using
the BladeCenter Office Enablement Kit)
Up to 12 SAS and/or SATA 3.5-inch HDDs, for an all-in-one chassis
containing up to 3.6TB of SAS or 12TB of SATA enterprise-class storage
Auto sensing 110V or 220V power
Lowest IT staff requirements
Lowest total power consumed
Lowest total heat output
IBM BladeCenter E
BladeCenter E is the core chassis, perfect for mainstream applications, SMBs, data centers and remote sites.
Up to 14 blades, 7U design
Highest rack density
Best energy efficiency per blade
Best heat efficiency per blade
Low airflow requirement
Supports 10Gb Ethernet uplinks and 4Gb Fibre Channel
Planned availability through 2011
IBM BladeCenter H
BladeCenter H is right for clients looking for next-generation, high-speed I/O—
whether InfiniBand
Up to 14 blades, 9U design
Highest available I/O performance
Greatest I/O flexibility with up to 8 switch bays
Hardware-based I/O virtualization
Supports 30mm blades with up to 8 I/O ports
Supports 10Gb Ethernet and 4X InfiniBand
Planned availability through 2011
IBM BladeCenter T
BladeCenter T is a NEBS 3-compliant, ruggedized chassis ideal for telecom, military
and medical-imaging applications.
Up to 8 blades, 8U design
Non-traditional enviroment support—NEBS 3/ETSI
Ruggedized chassis
AC and DC power input
Planned availability through 2011
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