Many companies implement a scale-out approach to build their computing environments using general-purpose dual-socket rack servers. Historically, this approach seemed to be the most efficient way to run business applications in terms of price/performance, energy efficiency, and floor space.
With the introduction of the IBM® System x3750 M4 server (x3750 M4), a 2U four-socket rack server built on the Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product family, traditional two-socket server-based computing can be transformed into a more efficient environment. This transformation can help to achieve cost, energy, and space savings, while it provides flexible support for a majority of demanding, dynamic enterprise workloads.
This IBM Redpaper™ publication contains information about x3750 M4’s combined scale-up and scale-out approach that redefines the economics of a traditional rack-server-based data center. This approach establishes a new path to additional cost savings:
- Hardware and software acquisition
- Annual maintenance
- Operational efficiency
- Data center floor space
This publication is intended for IT professionals who architect and design x86-based general-purpose or special-purpose solutions, such as databases, virtualization, enterprise applications, collaboration, email, streaming media, web, and cloud applications.
Table of contents
IBM System x3750 M4 overview
IBM System x3750 M4 positioning
General purpose workload consolidation scenario
Appendix: IBM System x3750 M4 product details