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New high-spec IBM servers for testing

For a while now we have been running the majority of our data center on enterprise HP hardware which mainly consists of DL360 and DL380 G7's. Today we have received 3x brand new IBM servers for further development of our high availability cloud and we can't wait to put them to the test. We plan to setup the three servers as a high availability cluster and test some new network hardware and software before rolling out to our production server environment.

Specifications are as follows:

3x IBM xSeries 3650 M4

  • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 (12 Cores)
  • 4x 16 GB PC3-12800 ECC Ram (64Gb) - Support up to 768 GB over 24 slots
  • 8x 300 GB 10k 6Gbps SAS Drives (2.4 TB) - Support up to 25.6 TB over 16 2.5in bays
  • 2x 10Gbe SFP PCI-e Network Adapter
  • 4x 1Gbe PCI-e Network Adapter
  • IBM ServeRAID M5210 12Gbps SAS Raid with 4 GB Cache

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