iXsystems Announces the iX-Neutron 10G Rackmount Server Series

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Systems Feature Energy Efficient, Next-Generation 10 Gigabit Performance

These products are the forefront of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet wave

iXsystems today introduced the iX2216-10G and iX1204-10G servers to cater to the increasing demand for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) technology. 10GbE has moved past the early adoption stage and is rapidly becoming the mainstay for the backbone of enterprise and service provider networks.

The iX2216-10G and iX1204-10G servers are equipped with energy-efficient, next-generation 10GbE performance. 10GbE provides unparalleled throughput for virtualized servers and unified networks, and has emerged into the enterprise and service provider space as a viable, low-cost networking alternative to Fibre Channel. Next-Generation 10GbE performance is ideal for demanding applications such as high performance computing, high-volume transaction processing, and video-on-demand.

"These products are the forefront of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet wave," said Doug White, Senior Test Engineer at iXsystems. "Server performance is increasingly constrained by network bandwidth. With recent improvements to performance and cost, 10 Gigabit Ethernet is now ready to displace Gigabit Ethernet and alleviate the server bandwidth crunch."

The iX2216-10G and iX1204-10G servers represent the next step in intelligent performance, automated energy efficiency, and flexible virtualization. The iX2216-10G 2U rackmount server and iX1204-10G 1U rackmount server feature built-in Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters, resulting in increased performance in an energy- and cost-efficient design. These systems also feature the latest Intel® processors based on the 32nm and 45nm next-generation microarchitectures.

Along with industry-leading processors, the iX2216-10G and iX1204-10G servers feature ample, energy efficient storage and high-efficiency power supplies. The iX2216-10G supports up to 16 2.5" hot-swap, high-RPM SAS or SATA hard drives or SSDs. The iX1204-10G supports up to 4 hot-swap 3.5" SAS, SATA, or SSD drives.

Features of the iX2216-10G and iX1204-10G include:

  • 2U Form Factor with 16 Hot-Swap SAS/SATA 2.5" Drive Bays (iX2216-10G)
  • 1U Form Factor with 4 Hot-Swap SAS/SATA 3.5" Drive Bays (iX1204-10G)
  • Supports Dual 64-Bit Six-Core, Quad-Core or Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® Processors 5600/5500 Series
  • Intel® 5520 chipset with QuickPath Interconnect (QPI)
  • Up to 192GB DDR3 1333/1066/800 SDRAM ECC Registered Memory (18 DIMM Slots)
  • Dual Port Intel® 82599EB 10 Gigabit SFP+ - Dual Port Intel® 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • Matrox G200eW Graphics
  • Remote Management - IPMI 2.0 + IP-KVM with dedicated LAN

Pricing and Availability

iX-Neutron 10G Rackmount Servers are immediately available for custom configuration, purchase, and delivery. For more information about the iX2216-10G and iX1204-10G servers, please contact iXsystems at (408) 943-4100 or visit our website at http://www.iXsystems.com/neutron and fill out the inquiry form. One of our expert sales professionals will provide you with a custom-tailored quote that best meets your Open Source hardware solution needs.

About iXsystems, Inc.

iXsystems is the all-around FreeBSD company that builds FreeBSD-certified servers and storage solutions, runs the FreeBSD Mall, and is the corporate sponsor of the PC-BSD Project. iXsystems is an employee-owned and operated, open source-centric, customer focused organization, dedicated to providing the highest quality built-to-order enterprise rackmount server solutions, pre-configured server appliances, and scalable storage solutions to our customers around the globe.

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