Lenovo Rolling out SMB Servers

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Lenovo, which in June introduced a ThinkPad laptop aimed at the red-hot SMB market, is rolling out three tower and two x86 servers for companies with 500 employees or less.


According to ZDNet's Larry Dignan, pricing for the ThinkServer line will start at $749. The gear will run Windows Server or Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. The towers designed for the smaller end of the SMB spectrum will run on Intel Core 2 Duo or Xeon 3000 to 3200 processors, while those geared toward larger SMBs will run on Intel Xeon 3000 or 5000 processors.


Configuration and management software called EasyStartup, EasyUpdate and EasyManagement will be included. ThinkServer customers also will receive 90 days of priority support. Dignan concludes (and I agree) that Lenovo appears to be planning to make money on support rather than the hardware itself.

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