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Selling Points

Top Competitive Selling Points for System x3630 M3
(As of October 4, 2012)

A server optimized with maximum internal storage capacity at an ultra-low cost per terabyte, making it an ideal solution for storage-intensive workloads

The x3630 M3 offers:

  • A 2U, storage-rich server designed to deliver low-cost, multi-TB storage capacity.
  • 32-nm Intel 5600 “Westmere” processors featuring fast processing combined with excellent energy efficiency.
  • Up to 192 GB (12 DIMMs) of regular and low-voltage industry-standard DDR3 R DIMMs with ECC.
  • Support for a low-cost RAID controller delivering RAID 0 and 1 with an option for RAID 5, or a more advanced RAID controller that is capable of delivering RAID 6, all on a 6 Gb/s RAID infrastructure.
  • A choice of up to fourteen low-cost 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA disk drives or up to twenty-eight 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA disk drives, delivering up to42 TB of mixed SAS/SATA storage inside the box.
  • Extreme energy efficiency with optional 40 W processors, low-voltage DIMMs, 92%-efficient power supplies, an energy smart design, counter-rotating fans, and IBM Active Energy Manager for power monitoring and control.
  • An advanced Integrated Management Module (IMM) that enables remote control to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot servers from any location. It has all the functionality of a BMC/RSA-II in addition to an integrated video controller, a remote presence/cKVM function, and Super I/O. The IMM is common across all new IBM x86 servers.
  • Two available PCI Express x8 slots through a riser slot.
  • Redundant cooling fans standard.
  • UEFI as a common management interface across all of IBM’s new System x platforms, replacing BIOS.
  • Five USB flash ports, including one internal USB port for virtualization and security/authentication needs.
  • Optional redundant 92%-efficient power supplies that help to reduce downtime.
  • Enhanced Predictive Failure Analysis, which helps decrease planned and unplanned server downtime for improved reliability and maximum utilization.
  • IBM ToolsCenter, which provides a single website for creating bootable media (CD, DVD, or USB), with updates customized for customers’ systems.
  • Integrated dual-port Gigabit Ethernet with TOE.
  • IBM Systems Director at no additional cost, which delivers a single interface for managing both physical and virtual resources.

ServerProven Compatibility for the x3630 M3 (7377):



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