Tuesday, June 10th 2014

Lenovo Introduces the ThinkServer RS140 1U Rack Server

Lenovo today announced the ThinkServer RS140, a powerful yet affordable entry-level single-processor 1U rack server ideal for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) and remote office deployments.

Available with a range of processor choices including the latest next-generation Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series processors, customizable options, and Intel AMT 9.0 for remote manageability, this highly versatile rack server can accommodate a variety of workloads, including distributed enterprise and datacenter edge, as well as standalone applications such as retail, collaboration, and IT infrastructure.

The ThinkServer RS140 offers a generous collection of standard features and expansion options essential for flexible deployments in diverse environments. The RS140 supports the entire line of Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series processors with integrated graphic processing, perfect for data center edge systems serving streaming media, games, and other graphic intensive web content. Optionally, for additional cost savings while delivering server features and reliability, the RS140 can be configured with Intel Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron family desktop processors. The RS140 supports up to 32 GB of RAM and 8 TB of internal storage, and comes equipped with one full-height, half-length x8 Gen 3 PCIe slot for optional RAID protection or network expansion. At only 16.2 inches deep, the ThinkServer RS140 can be deployed in space-constrained environments including wiring closets and two post racks.

The RS140 supports open network management standards and can be managed in a multi-vendor environment for simplified deployment and maintenance. Ideal for SMB deployments, the RS140 features Intel's AMT 9.0 remote network management tool for simple, easy-to-use server maintenance. Intel AMT provides secure, worry-free remote access for diagnostics, maintenance and remote monitoring. Intel's AMT technology is certified with popular MSP ecosystem management consoles enabling MSPs to manage end-user networks remotely and more cost effectively.

Convenient and Flexible Enterprise Service Offerings
Lenovo has a suite of service offerings that help customers accurately budget for the level of protection required to keep their businesses up and running. Optional upgraded services are available to help maximize uptime and productivity. Priority Level Support provides access to priority call routing, escalation management and basic software support.

Quotes:
"The Lenovo Enterprise Group is aggressively expanding its server offerings in the rack segment by adding a new 1P rack to our portfolio," said Darrel Ward, vice president, Enterprise Product Group, Lenovo. "The new ThinkServer RS140 1P rack offers a remarkable combination of SMB-friendly features and options, at an attractive, budget-friendly price point, that our customers have been looking for."

Pricing and Availability
The ThinkServer RS140 is available now and starts at $549.
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