LinuxPR: IBM Netfinity Delivers Industry’s Leading Rack Optimized Servers

“IBM today announced new Netfinity® thin servers
designed to deliver the highest computing power per square foot on
Intel based platforms. With the new product offerings known as the
4500R and 6000R, IBM now offers the industry’s most complete
rack optimized product line for Linux, Windows and Novell

“”Floor space and the size of the server footprint are as
important to our company as the scalability and reliability of our
servers,” said James Kluttz, Chief Technology Officer for North
Carolina healthcare provider Novant Healthcare. “According to the
calculations that we have done, the Netfinity 4500R would allow us
to reclaim 75 percent of our raised floor space now occupied by
existing servers. That’s a tremendous savings.””

“Also delivered with this announcement, IBM is introducing the
most extensive predictive failure analysis (PFA) for hardware and
software components. For the first time on rack-optimized servers,
a dedicated service processor derived from IBM System 390
technology measures critical hardware components. Combined with the
innovative Netfinity software rejuvenation, the new servers notify
customers of impending failures, allowing for time to take
preventative measures.”