Lenovo Flex System

Custom-built integrated infrastructure to your requirements

Lenovo Flex System
Lenovo Flex System represents an entirely new generation of technology, with more performance and bandwidth, true integrated enterprise SAN storage, and far more capability to consolidate and virtualize than previous systems. A game changer.

Businesses around the world have a timely opportunity to move forward beyond blade servers, transforming the data center by bringing together servers, networking, and storage – all under integrated management – with Lenovo Flex System.

Your business needs an infrastructure solution with a flexible architecture to support your needs today, but also designed to support multiple generations of future technologies. You need simple, integrated management to keep operational costs down, but you also want a no-compromise design with long-term investment protection.

Whether you need to migrate an existing blade server infrastructure to simplify management and improve performance and flexibility, or implement new workloads, Lenovo Flex System can meet your needs.

Starting with an innovative chassis designed for new levels of simplicity, reliability, and upgradability, Lenovo Flex System can help you go beyond blade servers. With a broad range of x86 and IBM POWER compute nodes, enhanced networking capabilities and sophisticated system management capabilities, you can upgrade your existing blade server infrastructure and make your IT simpler, more flexible, more open, and more efficient. 

As of October 2014, the IBM x86 portfolio has officially transitioned to Lenovo, including Flex System.  All mention of IBM for these particular products are only temporary until they can be fully transitioned over time in name and marketing references to Lenovo.  As of April 2015, the Flex System line (and overall x86 portfolio) has been officially rebranded Lenovo, with support still continuing to be provided by IBM for the foreseeable long-term future.

Jimmy's Quick Tip

Flex System is a a custom solution, based on customer requirements using the custom built building blocks from Lenovo. This allows a client to integrate Lenovo's best of breed hardware with existing in-house talent and methodologies.  In addition to the "VMware special" x240 M5 node (based on Haswell v3), we also have the unique X6 line of nodes, which enables TBs of memory, while cutting the number of sockets needed by half or more (thus minimizing SW licensing).