Chinese PC and smartphones brand Lenovo has launcheded today ThinkServer brand in India with two models – ThinkServer TS140, an entry-level Tower server, and ThinkServer RD450-an entry level 2U rack server. These servers are targetted for Indian SMEs, Government departments for e-governance, manufacturing companies etc.
This is the first addition from the ThinkServer portfolio to the EBG server range for Lenovo in India, post their acquisition of IBM’s x86 business in 2014. With ThinkServer, Lenovo aims to add to the robust portfolio across the entire server spectrum, right from entry-level to high-end servers. Staying true to Lenovo’s legendary Think engineering, both TS140 and RD450 will offer small businesses and entrepreneurs a perfect launch pad for their first server purchase. The price of TS140 starts at Rs. 45,000 and the company has not disclosed the price of RD 450.
ThinkServer TS140 is designed in such a way to have 24×7 running time. Its advanced thermal design reduces overall system noise to super-quiet levels of close to 26 decibels. The TS140 also supports enterprise grade hard disk drives that have 3x higher MTBFs and can handle up to 10 times the workload as compared to entry-level servers that come with consumer-grade hard drives. The off-the-shelf TS140 configuration from Lenovo is powered with built in RAID 5 capability that offers customers greater peace of mind by ensuring higher availability and reliability.
The ThinkServer RD450 strikes the perfect balance between high reliability, powerful software solutions and versatile storage capacity. The RD450 comes with next gen mainstream CPUs up to 105W offering 267% more memory capacity, improved systems management capabilities and range of Platinum/Titanium PSUs. Users can benefit from increased performance, faster IO for business applications and highly efficient flexible design aimed at reducing power consumption and cost. In typical Think style, the RD450 is purposefully designed to grow one’s business and keep costs low, while also offering remote management capabilities for increased reliability and uptime.
Speaking at the launch, Siddhesh Naik, Director of Enterprise Business Group at Lenovo said, “We are extremely happy to be launching the first ThinkServer in India – a small step as we move towards becoming a market-leader in enterprise solutions by 2020. With ThinkServer TS140 & RD450 we aim to take the legendary Think engineering to new age Indian small businesses who are looking to build their first DIY server compute cluster, or a software defined storage cluster, or even managed service providers looking for a whisper-quiet machine”.