Is your IT environment in need of better performance and efficiencies?

BladeCenter Family

IBM BladeCenter HS22 and HS22V blade servers can help improve the economics of your data centre with up to:

  • 23X faster performance than older servers
  • 96% reduction in energy costs alone
  • 99% IT footprint reduction
  • 50% lower connectivity costs
  • 92% fewer networking cables
  • IBM BladeCenter: smarter systems for a smarter planet
BladeCenter Family

Today's data center environment is tougher than ever. You must reduce IT cost, complexity, space requirements, power consumption and heat output, while increasing flexibility, utilization and manageability. So how do you manage the explosion of data and still reduce costs? With its industry-leading flexibility, IBM BladeCenter is the right choice to help you manage the massive – and growing – amounts of data that your systems are creating without adding complexity. BladeCenter's innovative, open design offers a true alternative to today's sprawling racks and overheated server rooms. So toss your cables and take the leap. Migrate to the blade server solution that lets you do it all and save the resources of our planet. You have nothing to lose but complexity.


  • Servers, networking, storage, & management
  • Any networking standard from multiple partners
  • End-to-end management
  • Linux®, Unix/AIX®, IBM i and Windows®
  • 1-, 2- and 4-socket x86 and POWER processor-based blade servers
  • Multiple workloads on a platform designed for virtualization


  • Qualification with scalable, flexible building blocks
  • Deployment with automated provisioning tools
  • Management with a single point of control
  • Networking with Virtual Fabric and FCoE
  • Complexity with an open platform that fits right into your data center


  • Costs with fewer parts to buy and lower operating overhead
  • Power consumption with a high-efficiency system
  • Space with high-density blades
  • Cables with integrated switching
  • Risk with no single point of failure with multicomponent PFA and automatic recovery
  • Waste with a stable, proven platform that has stood the test of time
BladeCenter Family

All blades are not created equal

IBM® BladeCenter® is comprised of integrated blade servers, storage and networking that helps reduce management complexity, increase performance and energy-efficiency while significantly reducing costs with a highly reliable and flexible design that deters the need for "rip and replace" as capacity needs change. Top 5 reasons to choose IBM BladeCenter:

  1. The widest choice of compatible chassis, blade servers, storage and networking offerings
  2. Rock-solid availability with multiple layers of redundancy
  3. End-to-end reliability and a commitment to best practices
  4. Excellent power efficiencies with pioneering cooling technologies
  5. Superior I/O performance and switches based on open technology

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